Touch Wood

COMPOSERS: Antonio Forcione
LABELS: Naim
WORKS: Touch Wood
PERFORMER: Antonio Forcione (guitar)
CATALOGUE NO: CD 069

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Placing the Italian-born, British-based guitarist ANTONIO FORCIONE is harder. The material is mostly his own, it brings together elements from Italy and Afro-Latin music, it contains plenty of improvisation but it isn’t jazz, it’s rooted but it isn’t folk either. Welcome to the World Music round-up!

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Just call it good, fairly relaxed music-making with wide international references. Forcione’s sparky acoustic playing is regularly offset by a cello, making an effective contrast of string timbres, and a couple of times joined by singers, one Italian in style and one lyrical flamenco.