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Lello Molinari Quartet at Regatta Bar

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Lello Molinari Quartet Regatta BarCambridge, Massachusetts May 1, 2018 During the creation of Lello Molinari's current release Lello's Italian Job, Vol. 2(March, 2018) the renown jazz bassist was intentionally stepping back to his roots of southern Italy, specifically Naples--which he left in 1986 to study at the Berklee College of Music, in Boston. In Lello's own words he empathized, “If you think about Italian music, it's like saying 'Jazz'--there's so much and it's so ...

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Lello Molinari: Lello's Italian Job Volume 2

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Italian-born bassist Lello Molinari emigrated to the US in the 1980s and is an established part of the Boston jazz scene and a member of the faculty at the Berklee School of Music. In 2016 he released an album reworking the various musics of his homeland into modern jazz and he continues that on this CD. Molinari draws from Italian folk melodies and pop songs as well as opera here, putting them in new settings ranging from lush ...

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Lello Molinari: Lello's Italian Job, Vol. 1

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Stellar bassist Lello Molinari has put together an ensemble of captivating instrumentals on his album Lello's Italian Job. Molinari exceeds expectations on a record with pleasant surprises; however, this collection is more than just ear candy. It's an imagination springboard that will take listeners to oases they've never been before.Mysterious and intriguing, “Speranze Perdute" can very well fit onto the soundtrack of Sherlock. Listening to this track is like participating in a cat and mouse chase set in ...


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