Carla Campopiano is a flautist who absorbed the culture of the chacarera, milonga and the tango in her native Argentina.
Moving to Chicago in 2015 she became influenced by the jazz and blues she found in the Windy City and this release finds her blending these two musical heritages.
Her interaction with Angel Colacilli’s acoustic guitar recalls some of the Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida collaborations from the early 50s. They are both very accomplished instrumentalists but the material here is less than engaging and even the two originals by the great Astor Piazzolla – Zita and Triunfal – are not the best examples of his work.
Caveat emptor – playing time is less than 18 minutes.
Sacachispas;Melancolico; Don Austin Bardi; La Balada Del Leon; Zita; Triunfal (17.13)
Campopiano (f); Angel Colacilli, Julian Lopez (g); Gustavo Cortinas (d, pc). Buenes Aires, April 2018.