For a jazz record that is as shadowy as it is mystical, you must seek out III by W.BI.

Available now through the wondrous Ramble Records, III is Riccardo Canta (tenor saxophone), Daniele Veronese (drums and percussion) and Alessandro Denti (12 string guitar) blending the ethereal qualities of spiritual jazz with the murky and more calm side of free jazz.

Despite sounding meticulously composed, Denti, an Italian finger style guitarist, brewed this dreamy soundscape with Veronese and Canta in a single astounding improv session. With hints of Ethiopian jazz and the cosmic vibes of Don Cherry and Michael White, the trio floats freely from celestial expressions of the soul (as heard in the opening track) to feverish tunes that could soundtrack a psychedelic noir film (most notably on “V”). The range this group is capable of is breathtaking, especially when you consider how far their sound could mutate within a single jam.

At times eerie and strange, but always beautifully fascinating, III is a record outré jazz aficionados will quickly adore. Click here to get your copy on CD or digital right now.

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Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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