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Blackbird Limited Edition 7" Vinyl only

from Karu

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Listen to Blackbird Ancestral Version here:

KARU is a project that wants to make a statement: it digs into the heritage of tribal culture and free jazz, drawing on their revolutionary forces to deliver a powerful message. Blackbird, released only in limited edition, is a track that deepens inside KARU’s most private senses of fear and solitude, induced by the current global context, eventually turning them into a universal idea of freedom and change.

Inspired by the original composition by Nina Simone, KARU gives its interpretation of the piece: a rumbling start with the subdued “you ain't ever gonna fly”, quickly evolves into a liberating climax guided by the dualistic dance of the saxophones. The mystic vibrato of the double bass and the layering percussions create a vigorous build up that blends with the breathy jazz of “Pharaoh Sanders meets Alice Coltrane”. On the B side the ancestral version, filled with gurgling ostinatos and menacing loops unveils the rebellious instinct of a wild bird finally released from the cage.

This limited edition 7" white-labeled vinyl includes a download card - available exclusively upon purchase of the physical record.

Shipping starts on July 17th.

A Side - Blackbird (2:55)
B Side - Blackbird (Ancestral Version) (6:01)


Side A:
Alberto Brutti - Bass, Electronic
Mario D’alfonso - Sax
Cristiano Amici - Drums
Produced by Alberto Brutti

Side B:
Alberto Brutti - Bass
Mario D’Alfonso - Tenor Sax
Chiara Luna Colombaro - Alto Saxi
Cristiano Amici - Drums
Andrea Di Nicolantonio - Guitar
Produced by Alberto Brutti

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Karu Milan, Italy

Bringing together the disruptive abstraction of jazz with the sophistication of classical composition.


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