Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Taste of Italy

I've been to European jazz venues in Paris, London and Stockholm and now I want to go to this place in Rome. Listen to jazz. Eat Italian. Can't beat that.

Along with the Scandinavian countries, I think Italy produces some of the best jazz from Europe. If you want to hear for yourself, I'd suggest trumpeter Paolo Fresu, I like his CD "Angel;" Francesco Branciamore's "Perfect Quartet;" and the Gianluigi Trovesi Ottetto's "Fugace," which has some nifty playing with "West End Blues" as an underlying inspiration.

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