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Rosario Bonaccorso Quartet: A New Home

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There is a trend in jazz today to abandon beauty for technical ability. Odd meter and eccentric changes replace sympathetic music making, favoring skills over art. Thank the heavens there are those who have never abandoned beauty. One such musician is bassist Rosario Bonaccorso. His quartet recording A New Home is an exercise in elegance and style, featuring eleven original compositions by the bassist and leader. Pianist Enrico Zanisi returns from Bonaccorso's previous outing A Beautiful Story (Via Veneto Jazz, ...

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Rosario Bonaccorso: A Beautiful Story

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What does Theodore Roosevelt have do do with jazz? The saying “speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far," is attributed to the American President (1901-1909). What isn't well known is that he borrowed the proverb from West Africa. Which brings us full circle to African Americans, and, of course, jazz. That same platitude could be applied to Italian bassist Rosario Bonaccorso's recording A Beautiful Story for Via Veneto Jazz and Jando Music, since the music is ...


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