Some happy beat music from Italian conductor and arranger Gianni Ferrio!
A gorgeous interpretation of a classic Italian lullaby by Greek-Czech vocalist and flautist Sophia Mavrogenidou & Italian percussionist Alfio Antico
I trust ECM Records immensely, as their musicians never let me down. Giovanni Guidi continues that streak wonderfully.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
Yes, Romano Mussolini is the son of Benito and father of Alessandra. He was also a fine jazz pianist. This track is from 1979.