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Gianluigi Trovesi / Gianni Coscia: Frere Jacques - Round About Offenbach

Read "Frere Jacques - Round About Offenbach" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On their third duet album, the second dedicated to a single composer, clarinetist Gianluigi Trovesi and accordionist Gianni Coscia use original compositions as launching pads for their improvisational forays. Paying homage to Jacques Offenbach, Trovesi and Coscia preserve the often-overlooked German/French composer's humorous spirit, laced with satire in their interpretation of his work.

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Gianluigi Trovesi / Gianni Coscia: Frere Jacques - Round About Offenbach

Read "Frere Jacques - Round About Offenbach" reviewed by John Kelman

Once again, more than half a decade has gone by since clarinetist GIanluigi Trovesi and accordionist Gianni Coscia last recorded. Round About Weill (ECM, 2005) represented a shift away from the broader compositional purview of In cerca di cibo (ECM, 2000), instead focusing more monolithically--albeit with the improvisational élan which has defined this partnership from its ...