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by Bruce Lindsay
Opera is a big art form: elaborate sets; high, occasionally overwrought, drama; large orchestras; and, of course, the singers. So what happens to this art form when almost everything is stripped away and the melodies are recreated by a simple duo of piano and trumpet? On the evidence of Opera, the first duo project from pianist Danilo Rea and trumpeter Flavio Boltro, what happens is something rather special. Rea and Boltro have been friends for many years--both ...read more
by Bruce Lindsay
Danilo Rea is one of Italy's finest jazz pianists--a beautifully lyrical player with a precise and delicate touch. On A Tribute To Fabrizio De André, he creates his own memorial to the work of his fellow Italian, the singer and songwriter who died in 1999 at just 58 years of age. De André was an extremely popular and, at times, controversial figure in Italy. Although his work was mainly rooted in a contemporary folk idiom, De André ...read more
by Ernesto De Pascale
Picture this. Two of Italy's most distinguished jazz musicians are former high-school classmates. They band together with a third and record an album of songs they all grew up with. Not just your standard jazz fare, either. This is the stuff they heard on the radio.But Tales of Doctor Three delivers the goods - jazz style. It's an absolutely unique meeting of Enzo Pietropaoli's witty basslines interacting with the intense melodicism of Danilo Rea's piano and Fabrizio Sferra ...read more