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by Hrayr Attarian
When one thinks of jazz in Italy few names come immediately to mind: Enrico Rava, Stefano Battaglia and maybe even Carlo Actis Dato, but definitely not Quartetto di Lucca, a short lived Modern Jazz Quartet-inspired group from the late 1950s. In 2006, RCA Europe's The Vibe subdivision released the group's only album, originally released in 1962, augmented by three bonus tracks.
Quartetto was founded by double-bassist Giovanni Tommaso, together with a group of like-minded musicians, and was named after their ...read more