Some happy beat music from Italian conductor and arranger Gianni Ferrio!
[Music] Sophia Mavrogenidou & Alfio Antico – Ninna Nanna
A gorgeous interpretation of a classic Italian lullaby by Greek-Czech vocalist and flautist Sophia Mavrogenidou & Italian percussionist Alfio Antico
[Music] Giovanni Guidi Trio – City of Broken Dreams
I trust ECM Records immensely, as their musicians never let me down. Giovanni Guidi continues that streak wonderfully.
[Sample] Marco Lucchi – Preludes and Fanfares
Beautiful dark ambient my Italian composer Marco Lucci.
[Video] Camerata Mediolanense – Il Lupo
I was first exposed to Camerata Mediolanense around 1995, thanks to a distribution company sending some promos from New York. This Italian band ended up becoming one of the leading lights of the Martial Industrial movement.
[Video] Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei – Voch’e Notte (with Paolo Fresu)
Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei are a vocal group out of Corsica, a land famous for its gorgeous tradition of polyphonic singing. They’re joined here by trumpeter Paolo Fresu, another son of Sardinia for a new release on Buda Musique which should be out very soon.
[Sample] NichelOdeon – FI(j)ùRU D’ACQUA
Up until today, I knew nothing about NichelOdeon. It seems that the name is a monicker for Italian composer Claudio Milano, who is based in Fragagnano, Italy.
After going through a few tracks (this one being my favorite), I’m looking forward to seeing this project develop!
[Video] I Baci – Cerco Lei
Sometimes, it’s very pleasant to hear a bit of 70’s schmaltz. When it’s done by Italians, it’s so much better!
There is no information readily available about I Baci (The Kisses), but the grooves here are perfectly in keeping with the richly over-produced…
[Video] Vittorio Camardese – Tapping Demonstration on RAI Italia
There’s very little information on Vittorio Camardese. Just as well. His hands do all the talking, anyway. Brilliant tapping!
Look for a documentary on his life and music to come out soon.
[Video] Romano Mussolini – Duke
Yes, Romano Mussolini is the son of Benito and father of Alessandra. He was also a fine jazz pianist. This track is from 1979.