The Inch Worm

CD 1

  1. SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE (S. Romberg – O. Hammerstein III) 17:33

  2. THE INCH WORM (F. Loesser) 15:28

  3. SOUL EYES (M. Waldron) 13:03


Tiempo total: 46:09

CD 2

  1. CHASIN´ THE TRANE (J. Coltrane) 15:47

  2. I´LL BE SEEING YOU (S. Fain – I. Kahal) 04:38

  3. AFRICA (J. Coltrane) 16:12

  4. A CHILD IS BORN (T. Jones) 09:04


Tiempo total: 45:50

Carlos Lastra: Saxo Tenor y Soprano (en 2 -CD 1-, y 4 -CD 2-)
Francisco Lo Vuolo: Piano
Cristian Bortoli: Contrabajo
Sebastián Groshaus: Batería

Grabado en vivo en Café Vinilo, Buenos Aires, el 25 de octubre de 2011
Técnico de grabación: Julián Gómez
Mezcla y mastering: Ricardo Sanz
Arte de tapa: Juan Sbaraglia
Fotografía: Horacio Sbaraglia (tapa) y Ruth Lastra (interior)
Producción artística: Carlos Lastra y Justo Lo Prete
Producción General: Justo Lo Prete

 

“The title’s a reference to a key John Coltrane moment in the 60s – and the music is very Coltrane-esque too – but also a wonderful showcase for the soaring reed talents of Carlos Lastra! Lastra’s an Argentine player we’re just beginning to discover, but he’s clearly got a remarkable sound and really rich vision for his music – spun out here in a style that recalls the Coltrane Vanguard recordings – on long live passages that really open up with modal rhythms and searing solos on both tenor and soprano sax! Yet there’s also a more personal feel, too – some subtler sentiment that really marks the music as Lastra’s own, especially once the set gets going. The rhythm trio can be loose or tight, as needed – and titles include “Soul Eyes”, “Inch Worm”, “Softly As In A Morning Sunrise”, “Africa”, “A Child Is Born”, and “Chasin The Trane”.

Dusty Groove (dustygroove.com) 

 

….Señalamos la importancia del registro en vivo, por la posibilidad que ofrece de versiones extendidas (varios de los temas superan los 15 minutos) en la que un improvisador de los quilates de Lastra puede ofrecer solos sin las limitaciones que generalmente tienen las grabaciones en estudio…. A esta altura, corresponde señalar que estamos no solo ante uno de los mejores discos del año sino también frente a una de las placas más relevantes que haya ofrecido a través de su historia la discografía jazzística argentina”.

Jorge García / elamante.com

 

Indeed, The Inch Worm displays a kind of vigour, an arresting force that only the adrenaline and the excitement of the live encounters can produce. The sound quality (as in all Rivorecords productions) is just excellent……The interesting thing in this live recording is that we become easily and rapidly aware of the leader´s inner struggle to conjure up the late Coltrane´s spirit, with the energy and the modal scales of the 1960s, and at the same time find his own path in this demanding, extremely difficult music. Lastra succeeds at both, bringing to life again the weighty legacy of John Coltrane, rendering this music like no one has ever done in the local scene , and does so avoiding mere repetition or emulation in disguise”.

MIGUEL BRONFMAN / Buenos Aires Herald