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Romano Mussolini

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Talented jazz musician and the last surviving child of Italy's fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini. Though never actively involved in politics, he made an important contribution to a process that is subtly altering Italians' view of their recent past and transforming his father's image from that of an irascible despot into a benevolent, if occasionally misguided, patriarch. Ironically, had the fascist regime survived, Romano would have had the greatest difficulty pursuing his chosen career. Jazz, with its roots in black culture, was censured - and censored - by his father's government. American musicians were given Italian names so they could be shoehorned into the country's nationalist outlook

Article: Interview

Intervista a Franco Ambrosetti

Read "Intervista a Franco Ambrosetti" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il 2019 è stato un anno significativo per il trombettista svizzero Franco Ambrosetti. In aprile è stato pubblicato il suo libro autobiografico “La scelta di non scegliere" mentre da poche settimane è uscito Long Waves, il suo ventottesimo disco da leader con un cast stellare comprendente John Scofield, Uri Caine, Scott Colley e Jack DeJohnette.

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Article: Book Review

The Routledge Companion To Jazz Studies

Read "The Routledge Companion To Jazz Studies" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The Routledge Companion To Jazz Studies Edited by Nicholas Gebhardt, Nicole Rustin-Paschal and Tony Whyton 481 Pages ISBN: 978-1-138-23116-0 Routledge 2019 Spoiler alert: this book may permanently alter many fixed notions of jazz history previously held by the reader. In fact, it would be a surprise if it ...

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Article: Album Review

Chet Baker: Boston, 1954

Read "Boston, 1954" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Is there any reason to write anything more about Chet Baker? Stuff of legend, subject of multiple books, focus of a classic documentary: Surely, someone, somewhere hadn't written a doctoral dissertation on him in American studies. Great player, not so great person, or, whatever kind of person, not so great player. You sort of get to ...

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The Latin Taste

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2009

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Music Blues

Label: Dreyfus Jazz
Released: 2001

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Masterpiece Of Jazz Tony Scott / Romano Mussolini

Label: Dreyfus Jazz
Released: 1973

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Trio E All Stars

Label: Dreyfus Jazz
Released: 1972

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At The Santa Tecla

Label: Dreyfus Jazz
Released: 1964

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Con Nunzio Rotondo E Lilian Terry

Label: Dreyfus Jazz
Released: 1958


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