Magazine article IAJRC Journal

On Roma A New York

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

On Roma A New York

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Piero Umiliani e i Suoi Solisti

On Roma A New York

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Piero Umiliani (p, ldr) Giulio Libano (tp) Mario Midana (tb) Glauco Masetti (as, cl) Eralda Volonte (ts, cl) Sandro Bagalini (bs) Alceo Guatelli (b) Gil Cuppini (d). Milan, Italy, March 25 & 27, 1957

Da Roma A New York/La Fanciulla Dai Capelli Di Nylon/Soraya/Blues For Tony Sciacca/Kon-Tiki/Vasi A Samo/Canzonetta/Sic El Simpliciter/Aria Di Danza/I Sette Peccati. TT 33:36

The octet format on this disc is very similar to recordings being issued by American RCA at that time. In fact I do believe this group was very much influenced by the writings of Al Cohn and others. The main Problem is that while these eight players are very capable they lacked the fines, the ability to swing and improvise that was so evident in their American brothers. But one must give them an "A" for effort. …

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