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Franco Ambrosetti In Splendid Company

Franco Ambrosetti In Splendid Company

The Swiss trumpeter and flugelhornist assembles a group of contemporaries to play his compositions and a couple of cherished standard songs. Ambrosetti’s fluid improvisations, sometimes with a Miles Davis bent, are consistently impressive. So, too, is the work of the star-filled rhythm section of pianist Uri Caine, guitarist John Scofield, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Jack ...

Long Waves

Label: Unit Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Milonga; Try Again; Silli's Long Waves; One For The Kids; Old Folks; Silli's Waltz; On Green Dolphin Street.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Franco Ambrosetti: Long Waves

Read "Long Waves" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti balances in the middle of three jazz generations, the father of saxophonist Gianluca and son of saxophonist Flavio, who once played opposite Charlie Parker at the Paris Jazz Festival. Although he grew up studying classical piano, which you strongly hear in the long lines of his lyrical playing, he picked up trumpet at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Franco Ambrosetti Quintet: Long Waves

Read "Long Waves" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Veteran Swiss jazz trumpeter/flugelhornist/composer Franco Ambrosetti leads what amounts to a blowing session: mostly his originals, plus a couple of standards. But what a band it is. In bebop's heyday the group likely would have been billed as “All Stars." Guitarist John Scofield, pianist Uri Caine, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Jack DeJohnette have an illustrious ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Franco Ambrosetti: Long Waves

Read "Long Waves" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti is a master of both glow and go aesthetics. With a warm and burnished tone, lines giving off circumfluent suggestions in their whorling beauty, an eye on motion and expansion, and a strong sense of swing, he's content to take the fast lane or simply take his time. And with more than 50 ...


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