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Claudio Fasoli Four: London Tube

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One of the pleasures of traveling to events abroad is the opportunity to learn about musicians who may be established at home, but are deserving of more attention abroad. Such was the case when covering the Fondazione Siena Summer Jazz Workshop 2013 in Siena, Italy, and the chance to experience saxophonist Claudio Fasoli, both in action as an instructor at the academy and at a very special performance by his Claudio Fasoli Four. London Tube is the quartet's second recording ...

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Claudio Fasoli Emerald Quartet: Venice Inside

Read "Venice Inside" reviewed by Ian Patterson

On Venice Inside, saxophonist Claudio Fasoli pays homage to the city of his birth. The song titles reveal that Fasoli's inspiration comes from the storied past, the stunning architecture and the unique atmosphere of the churches, plazas, cobbled streets, bridges, waterways and islands which make up the soul of this one-of-a-kind city.

In times past, when Venice was an independent republic, it was known as La Serenissima (the most serene)--in spite of centuries of conflict and war. Nevertheless, the biggest ...

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Claudio Fasoli: Adagio

Read "Adagio" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Claudio Fasoli has had a long and varied career as a jazz saxophonist. In the early seventies he was part of an electric jazz group called Perigeo. The next decade saw a shift into acoustic jazz. But Fasoli was not static in his involvement. During this time he played with a diverse blend of musicians including Tony Oxley, Kenny Wheeler, Henri Texier, Manfred Schoof and, towards the end of the decade, he got into big band mode with the Great ...


Emmanuel

Michel Colombier, one of the most prolific French film composers for over four decades, was enthralled by the sound of American jazz. He released this touching piece on his album "Wings" in 1972 and dedicated it to his son "Emmanuel" who passed away at the age of 5. On the recommendation of my producer Chris Montgomery, I arranged it for my Album "Without You" and recorded the music video in Oktaven Audio Studios, NY under the fantastic direction of Michael Robayo & Site B Studios featuring Simon Mulligan on piano. The recordings of Chris Botti and Branford Marsalis also highlight this incredibly sublime music.

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