Lost in the Jungle

Press Release

Principles Sound – ‘Lost in the jungle’ July, 2014 @ Tukool Records

A new project led by Italian top guitarist Dario Chiazzolino.

Principles Soundfeaturing Dario Chiazzolino, Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Gianni Branca

A stunning empathy between guitar and saxophone. Refined, balanced piano, double bass and drums. An extremely sophisticated quintet, striking a perfect balance between the enlightened creativity of the 90’s and today’s modern sound. Guitarist Dario Chiazzolino, who is the leader of this tight quintet together with Bob Mintzer on saxophone, Russell Ferrante on piano, Jimmy Haslip on bass and Gianni Branca on drums, composed “Sound principles” as his second recording for Tukool records. This album opens with the title track, a statement of intent as to the entire recording. The synergism between Chiazzolino and Mintzer leads to steadily evolving musical ideas that unfold out of the pianist’s themes. All seven tunes in “Lost in the jungle” are by the band leader: from “Jump in a dream” and “Six stories” to “Butterfly”, “No Stop” and “Pearl of Mozambique”, listeners are returned to a Chiazzolino in a state of grace, capable of composing in a fresh, highly inspired way, heeding the moods and refinement of the great Blue Note standards from the 60’s. He is a full-fledged musician who knows how to express himself, for having accrued valuable artistic experience over his long-standing career: his playing with Billy Cobham and Dominique Di Piazza, when he was just seventeen. All this flowed into “Lost in the jungle”, a recording to be listened to and enjoyed inquisitively, carefully and committedly, in order to discover how many ideas pop out of the hat of this talented, distinguished guitarist from Turin.

‘Lost in the jungle’ will be available on download and CD July 8, 2014.
About Principles Sound

Principles Sound is a jazz world band. Following the demise of their first album – Lost in the Jungle, Principles Sound established the musical ensemble in 2011. The band reunited to produce Lost in the Jungle on January 2012.

The band’s debut album can be described as “jazz-world-fusion“, though it is much closer to traditional jazz than the jazz-fusion albums of 1990s. The band members are Dario Chiazzolino, Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante Jimmy Haslip and Gianni Branca

Principles Sound have steadily achieved a startlingly sublime synthesis of soaring and unmistakable melody, progressive instrumentation and aggressive heaviness unrivaled within hard rock music. The legacy established throughout their virtuosic career of astounding aesthetic alchemy has made their very moniker synonymous with the power of talent, ability and momentum when brilliantly forged together.