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Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Sapore di sale"

Gino Paoli - Sapore di sale (1963)

I don't really know how to classify this. It sounds most like a soundtrack song. If there was a female James Bond series, then this could have been the theme song to the second one. It has big lush orchestration. Instead of a guitar solo it has a saxophone solo, which is cool. The solo itself leaves something to be desired, it's just a rehash of the main vocal line with little to no embellishments. I think it is an odd choice to do a fade out at the end, but that was the norm for a long long while. The piano player on this track sounds like they are having a blast. The rest of the instruments are in lock step perfect harmony and playing a very straightforward song, even the sax as I mentioned. But the piano player keeps throwing in some "jazz notes". I like the effect, even if I don't know exactly what they meant for it to convey. Perhaps, because the song is called Taste of Salt, that's what those little extra notes are; the salt that makes the rest of the song really pop.

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