England vs. Italy: A Jazz Re-match, First Half

Ludovico Granvassu BY

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A few days ago, England and Italy faced each other in the finals of the European Soccer Cup. It was a compelling match with a nail-biting end between two teams that exceeded expectations and that promise to have a brilliant future. Italy won in a penalty shootout because in sports—especially in the finals of a tournament—there has to be a winner and a loser. That's why we much prefer arts—and music in particular—where usually everyone wins (or everyone loses... if the music is terrible, but then again... you don't have to listen to that). So here's re-match in which Italy and England go side by side rather than against each other, for a game of Fantasy Jazz Sport matching one British musician, band or project, with one from Italy

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Steve Arguelles "Busy Listening" Busy Listening (Babel) 0:16
  • Host talks 3:13
  • Tommaso Cappellato "Angels in Space" Pioneered (Domanda) 5:14
  • Host talks 9:53
  • Ezra Collective "Space Is the Place" Juan Pablo: The Philosopher (Enter the Jungle) 10:33
  • Gianluca Petrella "Coming Tomorrow" Coming Tomorrow -Part One (Spacebone) 16:07
  • Host talks 21:35
  • Wildflower "Under the Night Sky" Wildflower 2 (self-produced) 22:32
  • Leo Gasperoni Mamud Band feat. Lester Bowie "Leo, Parte Seconda" Amore Pirata (Il Manifesto) 27:41
  • Host talks 33:45
  • Ginger Baker Trio "In the Moment" Going Back Home (Atlantic Jazz) 34:57
  • Zeno De Rossi Trio "Shades of Bill Frisell" Kepos (El Gallo Rojo) 39:26
  • Host talks 44:15
  • Stefano Battaglia, Tony Oxley "Moonstone" Explore (Splasc(H)) 45:39
  • John Taylor Trio "Hermana Guapa" Blue Glass (Ronnie Scott's Jazz House) 49:05
  • Antonio Zambrini Trio "Caetano" Due colori (Abeat) 53:50
  • Host talks 58:36
  • Stan Tracey Octet "Clinkscales" Portraits Plus (Blue Note) 59:41
  • Franco D'Andrea Quartet "Fragole / Monodic (Medley)" The Siena Concert (Live) (Blue Note) 1:08:33
  • Host talks 1:15:14
  • Nunzio Rotondo "The Lady Is Tramp" Nunzio Rotondo & Friends (Via Asiago 10, Radio Rai) (Twilight Music) 1:16:29
  • Tubby Hayes Quintet "Down in the Village" Down in the Village (Decca/Redial) 1:21:48

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