Dal libro “Jazz Anecdotes” di Bill Crow

Ecco una storia illuminante su Charlie Parker. Bob Reisner ingaggiò Parker ogni qualvolta fosse disponibile per le sue jam session all’Open Door, nel Greenwich Village: Una sera stava veramente swingando di brutto. La gente era rapita, Parker li aveva incollati tutti alle sedie. Nessuno ballava, stavano lì, in silenzio, a

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EMANUELE CISI “No Eyes. Looking at Lester Young” (Warner Music 2018)

No Eyes / Lester Left Town /Jumpin’ at the Woodside /Presidential Dream /Tickle Toe /Goodbye Porkpie Hat /Prezeology /Easy Living /These Foolish Things / That’s All /Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid- Lester Said Emanuele Cisi, sax tenore; Dino Rubino, pianoforte, flicorno; Rosario Bonaccorso, contrabbasso; Greg Hutchinson, batteria; Roberta Gambarini, voce  Non

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HAROLD McNAIR “Affectionate Fink” – Monkey Dog (1965-2017)

You Stepped Out of a Dream / Here’s That Rainy Day / Affectionate Fink / I Love You / Angel Eyes /O Barquinho Harold McNair, sax tenore, flauto; Alan Branscombe, pianoforte; David Izenzon, contrabbasso; Charles Moffett, batteria Una manciata di dischi da leader (tutti praticamente introvabili fino a pochi mesi

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DUDUKA DA FONSECA “Plays Dom Salvador” – Sunnyside (2017)

Farjuto / Transition /Marià /Antes do Chuva /Samba do Malandrinho /Tematrio /Gafieira /Para Elis /Valsa de Esquina /Clauditi /Meu Fraco e Café Forte David Feldman, pianoforte; Guto Wirtti, contrabbasso; Duduka Da Fonseca, batteria; ospite: Jacques Morelenbaum, violoncello in “Para Elis”  “Duduka Da Fonseca ha fatto per la batteria jazz brasiliana

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MARCO POSTACCHINI OCTET “Old Stuff, New Box” – Notami (2017)

Old Stuff, New Box / Allegro / Reunion / Ti sognerò comunque /Not For Lovers /Now’s the Time To Run /Da quando / Eterno puzzle /Illogical Moon /Di sole e d’azzurro Marco Postacchini, sax tenore, flauto; Davide Ghidoni o Samuele Garofoli, tromba; Massimo Morganti, trombone; Simone La Maida, sax alto,

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WOODY HERMAN “Woody’s Gold Star” – Concord (1987; LP)

Battle Royal /Woody’s Gold Star /Mambo Rockland /’Round Midnight /The Great Escape /Dig /Rose Room-In A Mellow Tone /Watermelon Man /Samba Song Woody Herman, clarinetto, sax soprano; Roger Ingram, George Baker, Jim Powell, Ron Stout, Bill Byrne, trombe; John Fedchock, Paul McKee, Joe Barati, trombone; Frank Tiberi, sax tenore; Dave

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DUKE ELLINGTON “An Intimate Piano Session” – Storyville ( 25 Agosto 1972 – 2017)

The Anticipation / Le Sucrier Velours / Lotus Blossom / A Blue Mural From Two Perspectives / I’m Afraid (Of Loving You Too Much) / I Didn’t Know About You / Loco Madi / Lotus Blossom (take 2) / New World A-Comin’ / Le Sucrier Velours (take 2) / Melancholia

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NICKI PARROTT “Dear Blossom” – Arbors (2017)

I Wish You Love /Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You /I Walk A Little Faster /Peel Me A Grape /Inside a Silent Tear /Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea /Dear Blossom /I’m Hip /Tout Doucement /Try Your Wings /Surrey With a Fringe On Top /Rhode Island Is Famous

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FRANCESCA TANDOI “Wind Dance” – Atelier Sawano (2016)

I Could Write A Book /Magic Three /This Can’t Be Love /Clair De Lune /Thou Swell /Where Do You Start? /Just You, Just Me /I’ll Be Seeing You /Wind Dance /I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life /Fried Pies Francesca Tandoi, pianoforte, voce; Frans Van Geest, contrabbasso; Frits

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MASSIMO MORGANTI “Arrangiamenti” – Notami (2016)

Mi(s)stango /I Got Rhythm /But Not For Me /Lullaby of Birdland /I Wish You Love /Trizilidade /Epitafio /Lorea /We’ll Be Together Again /What’s New Massimo Morganti, arrangiamenti; Scott Robinson, sax tenore, sax baritono, tromba, euphonium, tarogato; Bill Cunliffe, pianoforte; Martin Wind, contrabbasso; Joe La Barbera, batteria; Diana Torto, voce; Big

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