Jason Vitelli stands as a testament to the futility of boxing music into genres. But then again, most of the music that resonates with my soul falls into that same enigmatic category. There’s no convenient pigeonhole for his singular creation, “Snazzy Cats.” There are no tidy labels, no well-worn sections in the record store where you can neatly file away his music.
You might be tempted to slot “Snazzy Cats” into the vast realm of avant-garde jazz, but even that descriptor, with its suggestion of being at the vanguard of evolution and pioneering exploration, falls short in capturing the essence of this musical revelation. Genre labels have become obsolete in his world.
Within “Snazzy Cats,” you unearth a mesmerizing tapestry of gentle jazz piano, sinuous bass lines, cinematic vibes with a touch of elegance, intriguing pop elements, and the comforting embrace of lounge music. Vitelli’s compositions are more like brushstrokes on a canvas, weaving scenes and scenarios that defy straightforward, unambiguous communication.
What those scenes and scenarios are precisely? Well, that’s a riddle left for each listener to decipher, a personal journey of interpretation. It’s a different song for every pair of ears that this symphony of sound engages with—a true sonic treasure that offers unparalleled value for your auditory investment.