lunedì 19 ottobre 2009

Gianni Basso - HIT - CLE 21016

Gianni Basso can be unequivocally regarded as one of the most significant historical figures of Italian jazz.

His music shows how to play in the tradition, without ignoring the force of the evolution of jazz, and without rejecting the most advanced experiences free, as evidenced by the music of this LP, recorded at Milan on June 1975.

Listen "Bloom" and "LA VALLE DELL’AMORE," the two tracks of Bruno Tommaso present in both LPs, or "HECTOR’S HOUSE", a Ian Carr theme so loved him, and then tell me if this giant of jazz hasn’t reinvented everything, from avant-garde to the mainstream.

Another example of his great music is documented on "JAZZ A CONFRONTO 3", recorded in Rome two years before, available now at HORO Records blog.

Born in Asti in '31, his professional activity began in Belgium in 1946, with the militancy within the Raoul Falsan Big Band, where he distinguished as clarinetist and tenor sax.

At the same time as playing with different musicians in Europe and U.S., especially in Germany and Austria.In '50 Basso leaves the Falsan Orchestra and returns in Italy, where he founded along with Oscar Valdambrini, the prestigious "Basso-Valdambrini Quintet", a very special combo, leader of italian jazz for many years .

Mr GB with Oscar Valdambrini and Giorgio Azzolini
During his long and varied career, Gianni Basso has collaborated with extraordinary artists, the most representative of the jazz of all time, from Billie Holiday to Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Joe Venuti, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Zoot Sims, Buddy Colette, beyond to having an intense record activity, both as leader and as a sideman.
Of particular importance is the militancy located in some of the most prestigious international orchestras: as the big bands of Maynard Ferguson, Kenny Clarke / Boland Francis, Thad Jones, Lalo Schifrin and more.
In the late '70s he founded the band Saxes Machine and subsequently fronted the Gianni Basso Big Band.

In his later years, he played with some of the rising stars of jazz, as Fabrizio Bosso and Andrea Pozza, recording his unique music for Philology, by Paolo Piangiarelli.

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Catalog#: CLE 21016
Format: LP
Country: Italy
Recorded: 1975, June 7th

Gianni Basso (tenor sax),
Renato Sellani (p), Dodo Goya (bass),
Tullio De Piscopo (drums), Giancarlo Pillot (drums added in #B4)


Side A

A1) La Valle Dell’Amore – 7’19”
A2) Easy Living – 5’03”
A3) Hector’s House – 7’53”

Side B

B1) Secret Love – 4’21”
B2) Hit – 5’34”
B3) My One and Only Love – 4’13”
B4) Bloom – 5’59”

1 commento:

  1. wow, this site is looking real promising. i always was curious about the Carosello sound, having only heard a couple albums. thanks for sharing.