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I MAESTRI DEL RITMO JAZZ IN ITALY UNDER FASCISM RJR 001

In 1942 - 1943, while northern Italy was undergoing World War II bombings, although Benito Mussolini had prohibited playing and listening to jazz, some young Italian musicians decided to record S"pure" jazz. They recorded, under very difficult conditions, many jazz standards which they gave Italian titles so as to disguise the true origin. The names of the authors were also camouflaged with Italian names. These classics are published on CD for the first time.

1. TI RICORDO NEL RITMO (Exactly Like You) Jimmy Mc Hugh-Dorothy Fields © 1930

2. L'ORCHESTRA BRUCIA (Chinatown My Chinatown) Jean Schwartz-William Jerome © 1910

3. PEPE SULLE ROSE (Honeysuckle Rose) Fats Waller-Andy Razaf © 1929

4. CINA CINA (Chinatown My Chinatown) Jean Schwartz-William-Jerome © 1910

5. CIELO (My Blue Heaven) Walter Donaldson-George Whiting © 1927

6. SEMPRE SOLO (Solitude) Duke Ellington-Irving Mills © 1934

7. IL TUO SORRISO (When You're Smiling) Larry Shay-Joe Goodwin-Mark Fisher ©1930

8. DOLCE SUSANNA (Sweet Sue, Just You) Victor Young-Will J. Harris © 1928

9. SAVOIARDI (Stompin' At The Savoy) Edgar Sampson-Benny Goodman-Chick Webb-Andy Razaf © 1936

10. RITMO IN PARADISO (Blue Skies) Irving Berlin © 1927

11. IL MOTIVO CHE MI PIACE (Who's Sorry Now) Ted Snyder-Larry Ruby-Bert Kalmar © 1923

12. PASSO DI VOLPE (I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter) Fred E. Ahlert-Joe Young © 1936

13. LA SERENATA DEGLI ANGELI (Here Lies Love) Ralph Rainger - Leo Robin © 1930

14. L'ORSO SPAGNOLO (Japanese Sandman) Richard Whiting-Raymond B. Egan © 1920

15. MUSICA IN CHIESA - Enzo Ceragioli

16. MAESTRI ALLEGRI (basato su Swing high, Swing Low) Enzo Ceragioli (Burton Lane-Ralph Freed)

17. NOSTALGIA DEL MIO PAESE Enzo Ceragioli

18. A TUTTO VAPORE (China Boy - Dick Winfee-Phil Boutelje © 1922

19. VECCHIA STORIA (In the Mood) Joe Garland-Andy Razaf © 1938

20. DOMENICA ALLEGRA (based on Honeysuckle Rose) Fazzini (Thomas 'Fats' Waller-Andy Razaf)

21. MI SCALDO AL SOLE (based on It don't mean a thing if It ain't got that swing) Enzo Ceragioli (Duke Ellington)

22. IL PIANOFORTE PARLA CON LA LUNA Enzo Ceragioli

23. CORRO DA TE - Enzo Ceragioli

24. TI BACIO DA LONTANO - Enzo Ceragioli


GORNI KRAMER con i suoi SOLISTI & THE THREE NIGGERS OF BROADWAY Vol. I RJR CD 002

zur Zeit leider nicht lieferbar

Gorni Kramer, the best European accordeon player in the 30s and 40s, was underestimated and nearly ignored. He was the first to record (on June 18th, 1935) accordeon music with only a rhythm section. This first CD with his name offers some of his best recordings, unavailable until now.

1. ANIME GEMELLE (I Wish I were twins) Joseph Meyer-Frank Loesser-Eddie de Lange © 1934

2. BAMBOLA CINESE (China Baby) Kramer Gorni © 1935

3. CRAPA PELADA - Albert W. Ketelby arr. Kramer-Alvaro-Camera © 1920-1935

4. ESPRESSO DELLA MATTINA - Kramer Gorni ©.1935

5. ZUM ZUM (Slap That Bass) - George & Ira Gerswhin © 1937

6. 'ARMSTRONG' SUONA - Umberto Manzetti © 1937

7. I SURRENDER DEAR - Harry Barris-Gordon Clifford © 1931

8. MUSICA MAESTRO PREGO (Music, Maestro, Please) Allie Wrubel-Herb Magidson © 1938

9. BALLANDO AL 50 PIANO - Kramer Gorni © 1938

10. LA DANZA DEL FANTASMA - Kramer Gorni © 1938

11. ST. LOUIS BLUES - William C. Handy © 1914

12. DINAH - Harry Akst-Sam M. Lewis-Joe Young © 1925

13. GEORGIA ON MY MIND - Hoagy Carmichael-Stuart Gorrell © 1931

14. WHISPERING - Vincent Rose-Richard Coburn-John Schonberger © 1920

15. I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE - Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh © 1928

16. STARDUST - Mitchell Parish-Hoagy Carmichael © 1931

17. LO SWING DELL' ORGANETTO (Organ's Grinder Swing) Will Hudson-Irving Mills-Mitchell Parish © 1936

18. ANIMO SERENO (Mood Indigo) Irving Mills-Duke Ellington © 1930

19. UNO DI QUESTI GIORNI (Some of these Days) Shelton Brooks © 1910

20. NON POSSO DARTI ALTRO CHE AMORE (I Can't give you anything but Love) Dorothy Fields-Jimmy Mc Hugh © 1928

21. TRISTEZZA DELLA METROPOLI (Limehouse Blues) Philip Braham-Douglas Furber © 1924

22. HARLEM (Moten Stomp) Bennie Moten © 1927

23. MOONGLOW - Will Hudson-Eddie de Lange-Irving Mills © 1934


GORNI KRAMER con i suoi SOLISTI, THE THREE NIGGERS OF BROADWAY & WILLIAM RIGHI e il suo Nuovo Stile - Vol. II RJR CD 003

On this second CD of Gorni Kramer, we find more recent recordings (from 1939 to 1946), where Kramer plays with the best musicians of the period: Nello Di Geronimo, trombone player who lived for a long time in South America and Nino Impallomeni, leader trumpet player in the 30s and 40s. The CD is comprehensive of some rare recordings of Kramer, published under the name of his.

1. CHINA BOY Dick Winfree-Phil Boutelje ©1922

2. TE PER DUE (Tea for Two) Vincent Youmans-Irving Caesar ©1925

3. ADDIO TRISTEZZA (Bye Bye Blues) Bert Lawn-Chauncey Gray-Fred Hamm-Dave Bennet ©1930

4. IO SO CHE TU SAI (I Know that you Know) Vincent Youman-Anne Caldwell ©1936

5. DOLCE SUSANNA (Sweet Sue Just You) Victor Young-Will J. Harris ©1928

6. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Thomas 'Fats' Waller-Andy Razaf ©1929

7. NOBODY?S SWEETHEART Elmer Schoebel-Ernie Erdman-Gus Khan-Billy Meyers ©1924

8. TIGER RAG Dominic La Rocca ©1918

9. BODY AND SOUL Johnny Green-Ed Heyman-Robert Sauer-Frank Eyton ©1930

10. CHINA BOY Winfree-Phil Boutelje ©1922

11. CIELO AZZURRO (My Blue Heaven) Walter Donaldson-George Whiting ©1927

12. CIELI AZZURRI (Blue Skies) Irving Berlin ©1927

13. ADDIO TRISTEZZA (Good Bye Blues) Jimmy McHugh-Arnold Johnson ©1932

14. POLVERE DI STELLE (Stardust) Mitchell Parish-Hoagy Carmichael ©1931

15. SPLENDORE (Shine) Ford Dabney-Cecil Mack-Lew Brown ©1924

16. BAI BAI BLU (Bye Bye Blues) Bert Lown-Chauncey Gray-Fred Hamm-Dave Bennet ©1930

17. THE BLUES IN THE NIGHT Harold Harlen-Johnny Mercer ©1941

18. THE JUMPIN' JIVE Take 1 Cab Calloway-Frank Froeba-Jack Palmer ©1939

19. THE JUMPIN' JIVE Take 2

20. THRU FOR THE NIGHT Harry Lim © unkown

21. SPECIAL DELIVERY STOMP Take 1 Artie Shaw-Johnny Guarnieri ©1940

22. SPECIAL DELIVERY STOMP Take 2

23. GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP (Air mail Special) Benny Goodman ©1941

24. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN (Adorabile Georgia Brown) Ben Bernie-Maceo Pinkard-Kenneth Casey ©1925


The Complete TULLIO MOBIGLIA Vol. I RJR CD 004

The band that Tullio Mobiglia directed without interruption in Berlin between April 1941 and August 1943 was, along with the Kramer's Orchestra of the second half of the Thirties, the only stable group in the history of Italian Jazz between the years 1935 and 1943. Musicians from two different generations formed his orchestra. The trumpet player Alfredo Marzaroli and sax and clarinet player Francesco Paolo Ricci, who had begun their careers in the Twenties, along with the younger members, Tullio Mobiglia, Eraldo Romanoni, Carlo Pecori and the Triestino Angelo Bartole, formed an extremely homogeneous group that performed during the Second World War in Berlin. Brilliant and inventive, Alfio Grasso, the guitar player, was not part of Mobiglia's orchestra but was called in by the tenor player to take part in the recordings. Almost completely unknown in Jazz histories, he was for many Germans of that time, a real founder.

1. PETER, PETER, WO WARST DU HEUTE NACHT? (Heinrich Traxler)

2. ES WIEGT SICH EIN SCHIFF IM WIND (Sacha von Stolberg)

3. SIE WILL NICHT BLUMEN UND NICHT SCHOKOLADE (Hans Carste) (JOSEPH, JOSEPH) (Sammy Cahn-Soul Chaplin)

4. MELANIE (from the film "Ursula greift ein") (Michael Jary)

5. TULLIOS RHYTHMEN (Tullio Mobiglia)

6. LIEBER SONNENSCHEIN (PIPPO NON LO SA) (Gorni Kramer-Mario Panzeri)

7. KEINEN TAG OHNE LIEBE (HUER DAG TENKER JAG PA DEG) (Alfred Jack-Kurt Feltz)

8. WENN DIE LICHTER WIEDER SCHEINEN (Edmond Kötscher-Carl Alson)

9. TAKE IT EASY BOY (SEI FRÖHLICH, MEIN JUNGE ) (Leo Mathisen-Svend Asmussen)

10. TO BE OR NOT TO BE (SEIN ODER NICHT SEIN) (Leo Mathisen-Erik Parker)

11. WAS GESCHAH IN DIESER NACHT? (CE SE STALO TETO NOCI) (Michael Jary)

12. DAS MÄRCHEN VOM GOLDENEN STERN (LA FIABA DI BIANCA STELLA) (Luigi Alla)

13. SOGNO (TRAUM) (Vecchio)

14. CIELITO LINDO (Fernandez - Yradier)

15. EINE SÜßE MELODIE (IL SERPENTE INNAMORATO) (Cosimo Di Ceglie-Nisa)

16. OH MARIE, OH MARIE (OI MARI) (Cosimo Di Ceglie)

17. MELODIE IN F (Tullio Mobiglia)

18. SCHENK MIR DEIN FOTO (LA CANZONE DEL BOSCAIOLO) (Pippo Barzizza - Riccardo Morbelli)

19. SCHWUNG + 9 (Tullio Mobiglia)

20. BÄRENTANZ (Tullio Mobiglia)

21. L'ORCHESTRA PAZZA (Tullio Mobiglia)

22. MEZZA BOTTIGLIA D'ARIA (Tullio Mobiglia)

23. SWING PIU' NOVE (Tullio Mobiglia)


ORCHESTRA JAZZ COLUMBIA & MICHELE "Mike" ORTUSO RJR CD 005

For the first time on CD, the rare jazz recordings realized by the first Italian jazz band in the 1930s. In 1931, a twelve musicians orchestra was created in order to record the American and European jazz productions that were invading the editorial market. The Orchestra Jazz Columbia, precursor of many Big Bands that later were founded in Italy, included some of the best Italian and European jazz sidemen and soloists, such as the Belgian altosax player, David Bee, and the Italian sax and clarinet player, Piero Rizza.

1. IL RE DEI BAR (The Wonder Bar) (Irving Caesar - Robert Katscher) ©1931

2. LISETTA VA ALLA MODA (Elisabeth) (Irving Caesar - Robert Katscher) ©1931

3. MY BOY (Chiarella) ©1929

4. I LOVE YOU (Dol Dauber) ©1930

5. COME ROSA SBOCCIA AMORE (Dol Dauber) ©1929

6. SUONA PER ME (Daniele Dax) ©1930

7. ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON (David Bee) ©1930

8. NAVIGANDO CON TE (Daniele Dax) ©1931

9. SHOO THE HOODOO AWAY (Will S. Harris - Ted Snyder) ©1929

10. WITHOUT YOU, DEAR (Peter Packay) ©1930

11. OKAY, BABY (Maceo Pinkard - William Tracey) © 1930

12. CRAZY BANJO (Daniele Dax) ©1930

13. ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET (Jimmy McHugh- Dorothy Fields) ©1930

14. LUDOVICO (Vittorio Mascheroni - Marf) - take 1 - ©1931

15. BABY (Abel) - take 2 - ©1931

16. LUDOVICO (Vittorio Mascheroni - Marf) - take 2 - ©1931

17. LOLLY POPS (Harry Reser) ©1923

18. TEASIN' THE FRETS (Colicchio) ©1922


GIAMPIERO BONESCHI e il suo Complesso, Trio GAMBARELLI, ERALDO VOLONTE' e la sua Orchestra RJR CD 006

Franco Mojoli, Claudio Gambarelli, Eraldo Volonté and a very young Giampiero Boneschi, are the protagonists of this CD from Riviera Jazz Records dedicated to Italian Jazz with the first recordings made in Italy after the war and published for the first time on CD after fiftyfive years.

Among those musicians, we find a very young Giampiero Boneschi (he was born in 1927), a sure bet for the future. Next to him we find some of the musicians who caracterized the excellent italian jazz of that period: Mojoli, Gambarelli, Ruggeri, Poli, D'Elia and others who will be protagonists of the future italian jazz: Eraldo Volonté, Franco Cerri, Gilberto Cuppini, Henghel Gualdi, Roberto Nicolosi.

1. SIXTH AVENUE EXPRESS (Pete Johnson) ©1941

2. TUXEDO JUNCTION (Erskine Hawkins-Julian Dash-William Johnson) ©1940

3. WHY DO I LIE TO MYSELF ABOUT YOU? (J.Fred Coots-Benny Davis) ©1936

4. MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU (Jimmy Van Heusen-Johnny Burke) ©1942

5. OH LADY BE GOOD! (George & Ira Gershwin) ©1924

6. MALINCONICA ISPIRAZIONE (Giampiero Boneschi) ©1945

7. I WONDER WHERE MY BABY IS TONIGHT (Walter Donaldson-Gus Kahn) ©1925

8. BACK DOOR RAG (Mel Powell) ©1945

9. MODERATO IN RE MINORE (Franco Mojoli) ©1945

10. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (Thomas Waller-Andy Razaf) ©1929

11. I'M FREE (Bob Haggart) ©1938

12. BOOGIE WOOGIE PER TRE (Giampiero Boneschi) ©1945

13. BODY AND SOUL (Johnny Green-Ed Heyman-Robert Sauer-Frank Eyton) ©1930

14. I WANT TO BE HAPPY (Vincent Youmans-Irving Caesar) ©1925

15. I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT (Duke Ellington-Johnny Hodges-Harry James-Don George ©1944

16. TRUCKIN' (Rube Bloom-Ted Koehler) ©1935

17. ORIGINAL WOOGIE (Giampiero Boneschi) ©1946

18. BOOGIE AND SWING (Giampiero Boneschi) ©1946

19. AL GELO (Giampiero Boneschi-Roberto Nicolosi) ©1946

20. LEAVE US LEAP (Ed Finckel) ©1945

21. APPLE HONEY (Woody Herman) ©1945

22. BONESCHIANA (Giampiero Boneschi) ©1947

23. STRINGENDO (On the Sunny Side of the Street) (J.McHugh-D.Fields-arr.Boneschi) ©1930/1949


QUINTETTO RITMICO DI MILANO diretto da LUCIANO ZUCCHERI RJR CD 007

Luciano Zuccheri, virtuoso guitar player and unconditional fan of Django Reinhardt, decided to form a group following the aesthetics of the Quintette du Hot Club de France: he founded the Quintetto Ritmico di Milano in 1941 during the height of the Second World War. It was in that year, and especially in 1942 when he began to record, that Zuccheri entered with force the world of Italian Jazz, showing himself to be a soloist of great talent. He could above all count on some extraordinary violinists as Armando Camera, Gianmario Guarino, William Righi and others who alternated over the period of seven years of the Quintetto Ritmico di Milano's recording activity and on excellent singers as Till Cappellaro and the wonderful Tina De Mola, followed by Natalino Otto. All were very popular crooners endowed with swing.

1. LA PUPA DELLA NONNA (Cesare Valabrega - Francesco Ferrari) ©1942

2. RITMANDO SOTTO L'OMBRELLO (Manuel De Serra - Cariga) ©1942

3. SUSSURRO DI PRIMAVERA (Aldo Saitto - Alessandro Derevitsky) ©1942

4. LACRIME INNAMORATE (Mario Di Stefano) ©1942

5. IMPROVVISO (Luciano Zuccheri) ©1942

6. IN GAMBA COME ME (Valerio Vancheri) ©1942

7. VAGONE LETTO (Luciano Zuccheri) ©1942

8. SARA' L'AMORE (Luciano Zuccheri) ©1942

9. IO CERCO LA TITINA (Giuseppe Di Napoli - Leo Daniderf) ©1942

10. RITMO ALLEGRO (Luciano Zuccheri) ©1942

11. A ZONZO (Riccardo Morbelli - Gino Filippini) ©1942

12. CHE RITMO SENTI CHE RITMO (Ottavio De Santis - Natalino Otto) ©1943

13. L'UCCELLIN VOLO' VOLO' (Rolando Rolandi - Luciano Zuccheri) ©1944

14. ACCORDANDO IL VIOLINO (Giovanni Ferrero ) ©1943

15. MOTO PERPETUO (Luciano Zuccheri) ©1946

16. RITMO 700 (Luciano Zuccheri © unknown

17. ORIENTALE (Luciano Zuccheri) ©1946

18. PRELUDIO IN DO (Cosimo Di Ceglie) ©1946

19. IL RITMO DELL' AMORE (Romero Alvaro) ©1948

20. VECCHIA GENTE (The Old Folks at Home) (Traditional) ©1948

21. MALINCONIA NEGRA (Romero Alvaro) ©1946

22. PROGRAMMA BBC (Francesco Paolo Ricci) ©1947

23. VECCHIO NEGRO (Trama) ©1947

24. DOMENICA ALLEGRA (Franco Mojoli) ©1948

25. DOVE MAI SARA' (I Wonder where my Baby is Tonight) (Walter Donaldson - Gus Khan) ©1951

26. PRIMA TANTO DOPO NIENTE (Ezio Gheri - Canzio Allegriti) ©1951


GORNI KRAMER, i suoi SOLISTI & I TRE NEGRI - Vol. III RJR CD 008

In this third CD, which will be followed by a fourth, completing the collection of Kramer's jazz work for the years 1932 to 1947, appear excellent musicians such as Enzo Ceragioli and Cosimo Di Ceglie and includes important recordings. Two of them are of exceptional interest: La fisarmonica moderna or Kramer's Blues and Improvvisando, a version of I Got Rhythm in which the musician is accompanied by the only bass and which showcases his immense talent. The twenty-nine year old Kramer plays six choruses in fast time without a moment of hesitation in the course of a continuous flow of ideas. It is a recording of the highest caliber worthy of a great jazz musician.

1. I'M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU George Bassman-Ned Washington ©1932

2. TIGER RAG Nick La Rocca © 1917

3. RITMO IN DO Gorni Kramer ©1939

4. TUTTO PEPE Gorni Kramer ©1939

5. CARBONI ACCESI Gorni Kramer ©1939

6. GUANTI BIANCHI Gorni Kramer ©1939

7. PASWONKI (unkown)

8. FUOCO (Gorni Kramer ©1939

9. SVEGLIA (Gorni Kramer ©1939

10. DOPPIO RITMO (Gorni Kramer ©1940

11. ALL' INDIANA (Gorni Kramer ©1940

12. FERMATI E RIPENSACI (Gorni Kramer ©1941

13. LA FISARMONICA MODERNA (Kramer's Blues) (Gorni Kramer ©1941

14. IMPROVVISAZIONE (I Got Rhythm)) George & Ira Gershwin, Arr.Kramer

15. TI-PI-TIN Maria Grever © 1938

16. PASSEGGIANDO SUI FILI DEL TRAM Gorni Kramer ©1945

17. AMO LA PENICILLINA Gorni Kramer ©1945

18. NOBODY'S SWEETHEART Elmer Schoebel, Gus Kahn, Billy Meyers ©1924

19. SOLITUDE Duke Ellington ©1935

20. BLUE ORCHIDS Hoagy Carmichael ©1939

21. THE DIPSY DOODLE Larry Clinton ©1937

22. SWEET SUE, JUST YOU (Dolce Susanna) Victor Young, Will J. Harris ©1928

23. I'LL GET BY (Nostalgia di te) Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk ©1928 - revived 1944

24. GIOCANDO CON LA FISARMONICA Gorni Kramer ©1946

25. FRASEGGIO IN MIB Gorni Kramer ©1946


IL JAZZ IN ITALIA. DALLE ORIGINI ALLE GRANDI ORCHESTRE - Vol.1 RJR CD 009

Here are, at last, the almost unobtainable early Italian jazz records of those pioneers whose stories are told in Adriano Mazzoletti's book "Il jazz in Italia. Dalle origini alle grandi orchestre". Twenty-four tracks from 1912-33, and two more that the great violinist Alfio Grasso recorded at a late age. The most popular bands (Ambassadors, Blue Star, Di Piramo, Moleti, Carlini, Ferri, Mediolana, Louisiana, Mirador), the best soloists (Galli, Rizza, Morea), expatriate leaders (Deiro, Rumolino, Abriani, Formiggini, Curti), and foreigners in Italy (Riviera Five, Herb and Harry Flemming).

Ambassador's Syncopated Orchestra, Mediolana Jazz Band, Orchestra Blue Star, Piero Rizza's Louisiana Band, Orchestra Jazz Carlini, Orchestra Harry Flemming, Orchestra Mirador

1. DEIRO RAG (Allegro Deiro) (Guido Deiro) ©1912

2. AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL (Dominic La Rocca) ©1919

3. GOLDEN FOX TROT (Francis Salabert-Ernesto Huguety Tagell) ©1919

4. ORIGINAL CHARLESTON STRUT (Thomas Morris) ©1923

5. IT HAD TO BE YOU (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) ©1924

6. DOG TAIL BLUES (Sid Phillips) ©1925

7. NOBODY'S BUSINESS (Riley Puckett) ©1925

8. SAY IT AGAIN (Billy Murray) ©1925

9. MY CUTEY'S DUE AT TWO-TO-TWO TODAY (La mia fidanzata è arrivata oggi alle due meno due) (Albert Von Tilzer-Irving Bibo-Leo Robin) ©1926

10. THAT'S WHY I LOVE YOU (Ecco perché ti amo) (Walter Donaldson, Paul Ash) ©1926

11. JUST ONCE AGAIN (Walter Donaldson - Paul Ash) ©1928

12. STATIC STRUT (Erskine Tate) ©1928

13. GLAD RAG DOLL (Milton Ager-Dan Daugherty-Jack Yellen) ©1929

14. I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh) ©1929

15. MY BEST STUFF (Piero Rizza) ©1929

16. MISTER BREAK (Umberto Manzetti) ©1931

17. JUNGLE BLUE SONG (H.McGin) ©1931

18. STARDUST (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) ©1932

19. AT YOUR COMMAND (Harry Barris-Harry Tobias-Bing Crosby) ©1932

20. AFTER YOU'VE GONE (Turner Layton-Henry Creamer) ©1962

21. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN (Ben Bernie-Maceo Pinkard-Kenneth Casey) ©1925

22. NITOUCHE (Gaetano Nervetti) ©1933

23. DOIN' THE NEW LOW DOWN (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) ©1933

24. SWAYING MOVEMENTS (Guido Curti, Tillymoon) ©1933

25. HYLTON STOMP (Billy Ternent) ©1933

26. DIXIE (Harry Flemming) ©1933


IL JAZZ IN ITALIA. DALLE ORIGINI ALLE GRANDI ORCHESTRE - Vol.II RJR CD 010

Nineteen gorgeous recordings by Italian big bands, plus seven tracks by smaller groups, all dating 1933-46, follow the narrative in Adriano Mazzoletti's book "Il jazz in Italia. Dalle origini alle grandi orchestre". The great bands (Angelini, Barzizza, Semprini, Zeme, Pierotti, Rizza, Pieraldo, Mojetta), piano duos (Bormioli-Semprini, Gheri-Salerno), private lacquers by Sesto Carlini and Amleto Gulizia, and Agostino Valdambrini's quartet masterpieces.

Orchestra Jazz Semprini, Amleto Gulizia, Sesto Carlini,Vittorio Spina, Harry Flemming Orchestra Cetra diretta da Pippo Barzizza, Orchestra Eiar diretta da Angelini

1. TEMPI MODERNI (Don Caslar) ©1935

2. PACIFIC EXPRESS (Menichino) ©1933

3. FRIVOLET (Agostino Valdambrini) ©1934

4. SYMPATHY (Agostino Valdambrini) ©1934

5. S.O.S. (Kirchen) ©1935

6. NOBODY'S SWEETHEART (Elmer Schoebel-Ernie Erdman-Gus Kahn-Billy Meyers) ©1935

7. FEBBRE DELLA GIUNGLA (Jungle Fever) (Unknown) ©1935

8. TRUMBOLOGY (Frankie Trumbauer) ©1936

9. BATTENDO LE MANI (I'm Gonna Clap my Hands) (Mike Riley-Ed Farley) ©1937

10. DIPSY DOODLE (Larry Clinton) ©1937

11. RIGMAROLE (Harold Mooney) ©1938

12. LE SUZY-KIOU (Unknown) ©1938

13. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY (Edgar Sampson-Benny Goodman-Chick Webb-Irving Mills) ©1938

14. ARMSTRONG PLAY (Umberto Manzetti) ©1938

15. QUALCUNO DI QUESTI GIORNI (Some of These Days) (Shelton Brooks) ©1939

16. LA FIDANZATA DI NESSUNO (Nobody's Sweetheart) (Elmer Schoebel-Ernie Erdman-Gus Kahn-Billy Meyers) ©1940

17. ADDIO (Farewell Blues) (Elmer Schoebel-Paul Mares-Leon Roppollo) ©1940

18. ALLA FINESTRA (Out the Window) (Eddie Durham) ©1940

19. SALA ROSA (Rose Room) (Art Hickman-Harry Williams) ©1941

20. RITMANDO UN RICORDO (Exactly Like you) (Jimmy McHugh-Dorothy Fields) ©1941

21. SALTANDO LE POZZANGHERE (Alberto Semprini) ©1941

22. LA MIA RAGAZZA (I?ve Found a New Baby) (Jack Palmer-Spencer Williams) ©1942

23. MALINCONIA DI RITMI (Ezio Gheri) ©1943

24. DINAH (Harry Akst-Sam M.Lewis-Joe Young) ©1945

25. BOOLY-JA-JA (Teddy Wilson-Buster Harding) ©1945

26. TAKE THE 'A' TRAIN (Billy Strayhorn) ©1946


GORNI KRAMER, i suoi Solisti, Orchestra Circolo Ambasciata, The Three Niggers of Broadway, Vol. IV RJR CD 011

This last CD of the series dedicated to Kramer, completes the entire collection of the jazz recordings of the Three Niggers of Broadway and propose some works of the Solisti, the best recorded by this group.

1. I PROMISE YOU (Peter Van Steeden)

2. LA CANZONE DELLA COMMESSA (Oscar De Mejo)

3. ESPRESSO DELLA MATTINA (Kramer Gorni)

4. CRAPA PELADA (Kramer Gorni, Armando Camera, Romero Alvaro)

5. VOI (You) (Arthur Schwarz)

6. TULILEM BLEM BLUM (Kramer Gorni - Romero Alvaro)

7. CHE BEL TIPO (He Ain't Got Rhythm) (George Gerswhin)

8. CON L'AMORE MI PUOI SCALDARE (I've Got my Love to Keep me Warm) (Irving Berlin)

9. VADO IN CENTRO (Slumming on Park Avenue) (Irving Berlin)

10. CAROVANA (Caravan) (Juan Tizol)

11. TERESINA VEN DE BAS (Kramer Gorni - Romero Alvaro)

12. KRAMER E I SUOI SOLISTI (Kramer Gorni)

13. AFTER YOU'VE GONE (Dopo l'addio) (Craemer - Layton)

14. SWEET SUE, JUST YOU (Victor Young -Will J. Harris)

15. THE JAPANESE SANDMAN (Richard Whiting - Raymond B. Egan)

16. UN PO' DI SIMPATIA (Have a little sympathy) (Sammy Gallop)

17. QUANT'È (Small Fry) (Hoagy Carmichael-Frank Loesser)

18. QUELLA VECCHIA MELODIA (The Dipsy Doodle) (Larry Clinton)

19. A CENA NELLA GIUNGLA (Kramer Gorni)

20. QUANDO BALLA L'ORSO (Kramer Gorni)

21. MY BLUE HEAVEN (Walter Donaldson-George Whiting)

22. DINAH (Harry Akst - Sam Lewis -Joe Young)

23. DUE BATTUTE A TEMPO DI FOX -TROT (Kramer Gorni)

24. BIMBO ADORATO (Sonny Boy)(Ray Henderson-Buddy De Silva-Al Jolson)

25. POLVERE DI STELLE (Stardust) (Hoagy Carmichael -Mitchell Parish)

26. SUSSURRO (Whispering) (Vincent Rose -Richard Coburn -John Schonberger)


UMBERTO CESARI, NUNZIO ROTONDO, ARMANDO TROVAJOLI RJR CD 012

Without the slightest hint of doubt it can be safely said that these musicians were to form the cream of the crop of Italian jazz for years to come. This CD revives the atmosphere of that magic dawn, when professional and amateur musicians put together bands that were to raise admiration in Europe. Here is a record to savor again and again. Each new listening will certainly unveil new beauties.

1. BOPPIN' FOR BOP (Piero Morgan)

2. THE MAN I LOVE (George Gershwin)

3. HELZABOPPIN' (Nunzio Rotondo)

4. BEGIN THE BEGUINE (Cole Porter)

5. BODY AND SOUL (Johnny Green)

6. AFTERNOON BLUES (Armando Trovajoli)

7. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE (Cole Porter)

8. LULLABY IN RHYTHM (Benny Goodman)

9. BIG CITY BOOGIE (Armando Trovajoli)

10. FASCINATING RHYTHM (George Gershwin)

11. OPUS 3/5 (Piero Morgan)

12. STARS TO SAILORS (Piero Morgan)

13. SOPHISTICATED LADY (Duke Ellington)

14. MY FOOLISH HEART (VictorYoung)

15. SID'S BOUNCE (Max Kaminsky)

16. MY DREAM IS YOURS (Harry Warren)

17. THIS HEART OF MINE (Harry Warren)

18. THE MAN I LOVE (George Gershwin)

19. YESTERDAYS (Jerome Kern)

20. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (Jerome Kern)

21. I CAN'T GET STARTED (Vernon Duke)

22. LADY BIRD (Tadd Dameron)

23. EASY TO LOVE (Cole Porter)


Jazz and Hot Singers 1930s RJR CD 013

Trio Lescano, Alberto Rabagliati, Vittorio De Sica, Marcello Marchesi, Ezio Levi, Orch. Circolo Jazz Hot di Milano

This CD dedicated to the Italian Syncopated Song in the Thirties, besides including vocals of unforgettable groups and singers like Trio Lescano, Marcello Marchesi, Pippo Starnazza, Alberto Rabagliati and some of the best musicians and orchestras of the period, offers unknown recordings, authentic discoveries, where the great actor and film director Vittorio De Sica proves his ductility singing with a good sense of swing.

1. WILLIAM Jazz Band Ernesto Marchi, refr. vocale

2. ADDIO JAZZ BAND Carlo Buti

3. VENUTIANA Orchestra Circolo Jazz Hot

4. MAI, MAI, MAI Orchestra Circolo Jazz Hot, refr. Marcello Marchesi

5. CARO AMICO Orchestra Circolo Jazz Hot, refr. Ezio Levi

6. ULTIME ROSE Orchestra Circolo Jazz Hot, refr. Nera Corradu

7. LISETTA VA ALLA MODA ITALIANA voc. Vittorio De Sica, Duo pianistico Levi-De Mejo

8. AMORE E TIFO (Elisabetta) voc. Vittorio De Sica, Duo pianistico Levi-De Mejo

9. IO NON CREDO SE NON VEDO voc. Vittorio De Sica, Duo pianistico Levi-De Mejo

10. DIPENDE DA TE voc. Vittorio De Sica, Duo pianistico Levi-De Mejo

11. NON SI PUÒ VIVERE SENZA L'AMORE Trio Vocale americano Dunk's Rhythm Sisters

12. LA SIGNORINA DELLA QUINTA STRADA Trio Vocale americano Dunk's Rhythm Sisters

13. SERENATA A DAINA Alberto Rabagliati, Orchestra Cetra, Dir. Pippo Barzizza

14. TULILEM BLEM BLU Trio Lescano, Orchestra da ballo dell' EIAR. Dir. Angelini

15. E? QUEL FOX-TROT Trio Lescano, Orchestra Cetra. Dir. Pippo Barzizza

16. ULTIMISSIME Trio Lescano, Orchestra Cetra. Dir. Pippo Barzizza

17. TULI-TULI-PAN Trio Lescano, Orchestra Cetra. Dir. Pippo Barzizza

18. LA GELOSIA NON È PIÙ DI MODA Trio Lescano, Orchestra Cetra. Dir. Pippo Barzizza

19. SEI TROPPO PICCOLA Trio Lescano, Orchestra Cetra. Dir. Pippo Barzizza

20. DANZA CON ME Trio Trescano, Orchestra Cetra. Dir. Pippo Barzizza

21. ST. LOUIS BLUES Trio Lescano, Orchestra da ballo dell' EIAR. Dir. Angelini

22. RITMANDO IN SOL Caterinetta Lescano, Orchestra da ballo dell' EIAR. Dir. Angelini

23. CIRIBIRIBIN Trio Lescano, Orchestra Cetra. Dir. Pippo Barzizza


ORCHESTRA DI RITMI MODERNI diretta da FRANCESCO FERRARI RJR CD 014

Since the end of World War II and for more than a decade, the Orchestra di Ritmi Moderni led by Francesco Ferrari has been the sole Italian Radio big band with a decidedly jazz repertoire. A good band of talented instrumentalists and soloists with flowless, light and swing tecnique, was the only one to stick together for years with the same musicians and the same director and delivered a bunch of excellent performances, mostly arranged or transcribed by Ferrari himself.

1. IL GATTINO (STRICTLY INSTRUMENTAL ) (Harry James)

2. BACK BEAT BOOGIE (Harry James)

3. SONO PAZZO (SO WHAT) (Sy Oliver)

4. TRUMPET BLUES AND CANTABILE (Harry James)

5. FUOCO GIALLO (YELLOW FIRE) (Franz Jackson)

6. PROVACI E VEDRAI (Francesco Ferrari)

7. GOOD MORNING BLUES (Count Basie)

8. ATTENTI AL CANE (DOGGIN' AROUND) (Hershel Evans)

9. DIGA DIGA DOO (Jimmy McHugh)

10. SWING IN RE (Francesco Ferrari)

11. DICKIE?S DREAM (Count Basie-Lester Young)

12. THE SPIRIT IS WILLING (Glen Gray)

13. SOUTHPAW SERENADE (Freddie Slack)

14. CHOP CHOP (Hampton-Moris-Neal)

15. B-19 (Harry James)

16. RED BANK BOOGIE (Count Basie-Buck Clayton)

17. CASSATA (Gurm)

18. CUBANO BE CUBANO BOP (Gillespie-Russell)

19. LOS CHAPANECAS (Dee Campo)

20. POMPTON TURNPIKE (Roger-Asborne)

21. BLUES ACARA (Race)

22. PINNACOLO (Francesco Ferrari)

23. MEZZ STAGIONE (Winkell)

24. PULL OVER (Winkell)

25. LUGLIO (Winkell)

26. AGOSTO (Winkell)


GILBERTO CUPPINI GROUPS RJR CD 015

Gilberto Cuppini has been the best and most known Italian jazz drummer for several decades. His early recordings from 1947 to 54 are here offered in their entirety for the first time, together with two sides by Giorgio Gaslini?s Trio. Most of these sides were never reissued in any form, hence their extreme rarity and are the very first ever recorded by Italian musicians who seemingly grasped the bebop technique and spirit.

Sestetto Jazz Gilberto Cuppini: Renato Grimaldi, tp; Glauco Masetti, ts, as, cl; Carlo Donida, p, arr; Piero Visani, g; Beppe Termini, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d, arr. Milan, June 6, 1947:

OBA 6257 Boogie Drums Woogie (Gene Krupa)

OBA 6258 Occhi Neri (Schwarze Augen, Traditional)

OBA 6259 Opus One-Half (Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Dave Tough)

OBA 6260 Take the 'A' Train (Billy Strayhorn)

Sestetto Be-Bop Gilberto Cuppini: N. Harry (Nino Impallomeni), tp; Marcello Boschi, as; Eraldo Volontè, ts; Giorgio Gaslini, p, arr; Antonio De Serio, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d, Milan, June 10, 1948:

OBA 6548 Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

OBA 6549 Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke)

OBA 6553 Bop-Bop (Dizzy Gillespie)

OBA 6554 Drums Be Bop (Gilberto Cuppini)

Sestetto Jazz Cuppini: Claude Dunson, tp; Athos Ceroni, tb; Gino Stefani, cl; Giorgio Gaslini, p, arr; Antonio De Serio, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d, arr., Milan, November 24, 1948:

OBA 6723 Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams)

OBA 6724 Memphis Blues (W.C.Handy)

Trio Gaslini: Gino Stefani, cl; Giorgio Gaslini, p; Gilberto Cuppini, d. Milan, November 30, 1948

OBA 6729 Ow! (Dizzy Gillespie)

OBA 6730 Concerto Riff (Giorgio Gaslini - Gino Stefani)

Sestetto Jazz Gil Cuppini: Giulio Libano, tp; P. Leonardi (Leonardo Principe), cl; Alessandro Rocchi, ts; Pino Spotti, p; Franco Pisano, g; Antonio De Serio, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d, arr. Milan, February 22, 1949

OBA 6833 Swing Club (Gilberto Cuppini)

OBA 6834 Nelly Bop (Gilberto Cuppini)

Sestetto Be-Bop Gilberto Cuppini: Giulio Libano, tp; Glauco Masetti, as; Pino Spotti, p, arr; Franco Pisano, g, arr; Antonio De Serio, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d. Milan, March 25, 1949:

OBA 6852 Esophagus (Pino Spotti)

OBA 6853 Egyptology (Franco Pisano)

Gil Cuppini and his All Stars: Hazy Osterwald, tp, arr; Ernst Höllerhagen, cl; Flavio Ambrosetti, as; Francis Coppieters, p; Jean 'Toots' Thielemans, mouth harp; Sunny Lang, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d, Milan, October 11, 1949

OBA 7093 Perdido (Juan Tizol) 1. Teil

OBA 7094 Perdido (Juan Tizol) 2. Teil

Gilberto Cuppini e la sua Orchestra Mambo: Raoul Ceroni, tb; Glauco Masetti, as; Sandro Bagalini, ts; Francesco Rapisarda, bars; Pino Calvi, p, arr; Roberto Nicolosi, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d; Tino Soto, Don Marino Barreto Jr., congas,Milan, November 10, 1950:

OBA 7509 Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller)

OBA 7510 Mama Yo Quero Una ( Pino Calvi)

Gil Cuppini e il suo complesso: Sergio Valenti, cl; Raoul Ceroni, vib; Franco Pisano, g; Vittorio Patrinieri, p; Elvio Favilla, org; Battista Pezzaglia, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d, arr. Milan, May 20, 1953:

OBA 8357 On the Sunny Side of the Street (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)

Gil Cuppini e il suo Complesso: Giancarlo Barigozzi, as, Eraldo Volontè, ts, Sandro Bagalini, bars, Mario Midana, tb, Gianfranco Intra, p, Sandro Comensoli, vib, Antonio De Serio, b, Gilberto Cuppini, d, arr. Milan, September 8, 1954:

OBA 8770 You Go to my Head (J. Fred Coots)

OBA 8771 Auld Lang Syne (Traditional)

OBA 8773 Little George (Gianni Ferrio, Gilberto Cuppini)


The Rise of Dolce Vita - Roman New Orleans Jazz Band, Benny Goodman Sextet, Sistina Street Swingers, Bricktop RJR CD 016

To the rise of Dolce Vita in Rome has contributed with no doubts the jazz music, particularly two groups very active in Rome on those years: the first New Orleans Jazz Band that has celebrated its sixtieth anniversary in 2009 and The Sistina Street Swingers, a Trio with Carlo Loffredo, Gilberto Cuppini and Ettore Crisostomi.

To complete this compilation, are two important documents: part of an inedited concert of Benny Goodman in Rome in 1950 and six standards by that extraordinary peronality called Bricktop. It is the first time that we can listen to her voice. These songs are the only recording of Bricktop throughout the course of her long life.

Roman New Orleans Jazz Band: Giovanni Borghi, tp; Luciano Fineschi, tb; Marcello Riccio, cl; Ivan Vandor, ss; Giorgio Zinzi, p; Bruno Perris, bj; Pino Liberati, tu; Peppino D'Intino, dr. Rome, March 9, 1950

155699 Canal Street Blues (Joe Oliver)

155700 Ja-Da (Bob Carleton)

155701 Baby Won't You Please Come Home? (Charley Warfield-Clarence Williams)

155702 Royal Garden Blues (Spencer Williams)

155703 Sergio's Blues (Luciano Fineschi)

Benny Goodman Sextet: Roy Eldridge, tp; Zoot Sims, ts; Benny Goodman, cl; Dick Hyman, p; Jean 'Toots' Thielemans, g, mouth harp; Charlie Short, b; Ed Shaughnessy, d; Nancy Reed, voc, Rome, May 6, 1950

Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) (Benny Goodman)

Body And Soul (Johnny Green-Ed Heyman-Robert Sauer-Frank Heyton)

After You've Gone (Turner Layton-Henry Creamer)

Rockin' Chair (Hoagy Carmichael)

I Would Do Anything For You (Claude Hopkins-Alex Hill) NR, voc

Sistina Street Swingers: Ettore Crisostomi, p, arr; Carlo Loffredo, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d. Milan, July 8, 1952

CB 13186 Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart)

CB 13187 Don't Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh-Dorothy Fields)

CB 13188 Out of Nowhere (Johnny Green- Ed Heyman)

CB 13189 Ballin' the Jack (Chris Smith-Jim Burris)

CB 13190 I Can't Get Started (Vernon Duke-Ira Gershwin)

CB 13191 The Blacksmith Blues (Jimmy Holmes)

Bricktop, vocal with piano acc., Rome, 1955:

I'm a little blackbird looking for a blue bird (George Meyer-Arthur Johnston)

September Song (Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson)

Just One of those Things (Cole Porter)

All Right, Baby With (Traditional)

Where or when (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart)

Miss Otis regrets (Cole Porter)


QUINTETTO DEL DELIRIO - PIPPO STARNAZZA RJR CD 017

The Quintetto del Delirio was an early 1940's studio band that hosted some of the best jazzmen on the Milan scene. Vocal refrains were given to singers full of swing, especially to the funny Pippo Starnazza. His records, even the most overtly commercial, always boasted some interesting feature, for he used to be surrounded with excellent musicians.

Quintetto del Delirio: Pietro Di Salvatore, Astore Pittana, tp, Clinio Bergamini, tb, Franco Mojoli, cl, as, Piero Cottiglieri, ts, Sergio Almangano, vl, Enzo Ceragioli, p, Armando Camera, soloist g, Angelo Servida, rhythmic g, Adriano Almangano, b, Luigi Redaelli (Pippo Starnazza), d, voc. Quirino Spinetti, vibraharp, Milano 1941-1943:

Come ti chiami? v: Pippo Starnazza;

Da quando penso a te v: Rudy Solinas;

O Ciucci, perché mi fai gli occhioni v: Carlastella;

La marchesa Sinforosa v: Pippo Starnazza;

Astore Pittana, Pietro Di Salvatore, tp, Clinio Bergamini, tb, Rinaldo Ferri, as, Franco Mojoli, cl, as, Piero Cottiglieri, ts, Sergio Almangano, vl, Enzo Ceragioli, p, Canapino, soloist g, Angelo Servida, rhythmic g, Adriano Almangano, b, Luigi Redaelli, dr, voc:

Ua ua v: Canapino;

T'aspetterò alle nove v: Carlastella;

Il solletico v: Carlastella voc;

Il fantasma innamorato v: Carlastella; R

itmando in sol v: Canapino;

C'è sempre un ma? v: Canapino;

Tu sei bella v: Pippo Starnazza;

Starnazza v: Pippo Starnazza

Astore Pittana, Pietro Di Salvatore, tp, Clinio Bergamini, tb, Aldo Poggi, as, Franco Mojoli, cl, as, Piero Cottiglieri and unknown, ts, Sergio Almangano, vl. Enzo Ceragioli, p, Cosimo Di Ceglie, soloist g, Angelo Servida, rhythmic g, Adriano Almangano, b, Luigi Redaelli, d.:

Ciao biondina v: Angelo Servida;

Sarà l'amore v: Enza;

Guarda un po' v: Carlastella;

Fragile v: Carlastella;

Se mi vien (la mosca al naso) v: Pippo Starnazza.

Orchestra Ceragioli con Pippo Starnazza: Astore Pittana, Pietro Di Salvatore, tp, Clinio Bergamini, tb, Franco Mojoli, cl, as, Piero Cottiglieri, ts, Sergio Almangano, vl. Enzo Ceragioli, p. Angelo Servida, g, Adriano Almangano, b, Luigi Redaelli, d, voc as Pippo Starnazza:

Ah! Se fossi musicista;

Orchestra Mojoli con Pippo Starnazza: Lino Petruzzelli, Pietro Di Salvatore, tp, Clinio Bergamini, tb, Franco Mojoli, cl, as, acc, Piero Cottiglieri, ts, unknown, sax, Enzo Ceragioli, p, Quirino Spinetti, vibes, Angelo Servida, g, Adriano Almangano, b, Luigi Redaelli, d: Non lo dir (Severin-Giarre) v: Pippo Starnazza.

Quintetto del Delirio: Lino Petruzzelli, Pietro Di Salvatore, tp, Clinio Bergamini and unknown, tb, unknown, as, Franco Mojoli cl, as, acc, Piero Cottiglieri and unknown, ts, Enzo Ceragioli, p, Angelo Servida,, rhythmic g, Adriano Almangano, b, Luigi Redaelli, d. voc as Pippo Starnazza:

Oh! Bimba v: Pippo Starnazza.

Astore Pittana, Pietro Di Salvatore, tp, Clinio Bergamini, tb, Franco Mojoli cl, as, acc, Piero Cottiglieri, ts, Enzo Ceragioli p,. Sergio Almangano vl, Angelo Servida, rhythmic g, Adriano Almangano, b, Luigi Redaelli, d, voc as Pippo Starnazza.

Chi lo sa perché v: Pippo Starnazza.

Franco Mojoli cl, acc. Sergio Almangano vl. Enzo Ceragioli p, unknown g and b, Luigi Redaelli d. Milan, May 16, 1944:

Il giovanotto matto v: Carlastella.

Orchestra Ceragioli con Pippo Starnazza Unknown formation with three tp, two tb, Franco Mojoli, cl,, as, three saxes, Enzo Ceragioli, p, g,, b, d. v: Pippo Starnazza, Milan, March 14, 1947;

Cosi com'è v: Pippo Starnazza;

I Speak English v :Pippo Starnazza

Pippo Starnazza e GLI Squa Men: Giuliano Bernicchi, tp, Eraldo Romanoni, p, arr, Armando Camera, g, vl, Moschetti, b, Enrico Cuomo, d, Pippo Starnazza, voc, Milano, July 4, 1962:

Dinah v: Pippo Starnazza;

Oh Bimba v: Pippo Starnazza


RARE AND UNISSUED JAZZ CONCERTS JAZZ IN ITALY IN THE 50s RJR CD 018

This CD documents some aspects of the Italian jazz scene in the mid-20th century with the best italian musicians: Nunzio Rotondo, Gilberto Cuppini, Giampiero Boneschi, Armando Trovajoli, Oscar Valdambrini, Gianni Basso, Renato Sellani, Giancarlo Barigozzi, Piero Piccioni and others. All live recordings, dated between 1952 and 1960 and issued here for the first time, except the last one, a long unavailable studio track from 1962. Some come from events, much talked and written about for quite a while; others are no lesser rarities.

QUINTETTO NUNZIO ROTONDO DELL' HOT CLUB DI ROMA Nunzio Rotondo, tp; Franco Raffaelli, as; Ettore Crisostomi, p; Carlo Loffredo, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d; André Francis, mc. Paris 1952:

MOVE

ORCHESTRA DIRETTA DA GIAMPIERO BONESCHI: Baldo Panfili, Dialma Gavioli, Oscar Valdambrini, Antonio Cavazzuti, tp; Palmiro Mautino, Athos Ceroni, Raoul Ceroni, tb; Attilio Donadio, Glauco Masetti, as; Gianni Basso, Eraldo Volontè, ts; Sandro Bagalini, bars; Giampiero Boneschi, p, arr.; Al King, b; Rodolfo Bonetto, d. Milano 1955:

CRAZY RHYTHM;

AMAPOLA;

TRIO GIAMPIERO BONESCHI: Giampiero Boneschi, p, arr.; Al King, b; Rodolfo Bonetto, d. Milano, 1955:

LOVER;

I SOLISTI DI ARMANDO TROVAJOLI: Oscar Valdambrini, tp; Livio Cervellieri, as; Gianni Basso, ts; Armando Trovajoli, p; Berto Pisano, b; Sergio Conti, d; Giampiero Boneschi, arr Roma 1960:

SESTETTO;

GIANCARLO BARIGOZZI ENSEMBLE: Mario Costalunga, tp; Giancarlo Barigozzi, bars; Silvano Salviati, p; Sandro Paganucci, sb; Alfredo Bendini, dr - Adriano Mazzoletti, Giancarlo Barigozzi, mc. Perugia 1956:

I HEAR MUSIC;

DEEP PURPLE;

DON'T BLAME ME;

BROADWAY;

MERLIN;

TRIO SILVANO SALVIATI: Silvano Salviati, p; Sandro Paganucci, b; Alfredo Bendini, d, Perugia 1956:

YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM;

GIANCARLO BARIGOZZI ENSEMBLE: Mario Costalunga, tp; Giancarlo Barigozzi, bars; Silvano Salviati, p; Sandro Paganucci, b; Alfredo Bendini, d Perugia 1956;

DEDICATED TO CHET;

BASSO-VALDAMBRINI OCTET: Oscar Valdambrini, tp, arr; Mario Pezzotta, tb; Glauco Masetti, as; Gianni Basso, ts; Attilio Donadio, bars; Renato Sellani, p; Franco Cerri, b; Jimmy Pratt, d; Lars Gullin, arr. Sanremo 1960: HOW ABOUT YOU: FASCINATING RHYTHM (arr. LG);

BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA (arr. OV)

TRIO PIERO PICCIONI: Piero Piccioni, p, Berto Pisano, b; Ralph Ferraro, d; Roma 1962:

LOVE FOR SALE


JAZZ AL NORD RJR CD 019

Riviera Jazz Records, for years a stalwart and patron of historical Italian jazz, issued this CD as a dedication to some of the best musicians that were active up North seven decades ago.

In this CD the included recordings cover a timespan from early June 1936 to October 29, 1946, plus a minor foray into the 1950s. It contains some extreme rarities, that have been virtually unobtainable for years. They were recorded in Milan and Turin, the capitals of Italian jazz up North.

ORCHESTRA NUOVO RITMO DI MICHELE D'ELIA: Nino Impallomeni, tp; Franco Mojoli, as, cl, acc, p; Alfredo Bignazzi, ts; Angelo Gallone, bars, cl; Armando Camera, g; Michele D'Elia, b; v: B. Leni,

PRUGNE E ZUCCHERO (Sugar Plum) v: B.Leni 1936;

SHIM SHAM SHIMMY;

TRIO D'ELIA:

Franco Mojoli, as, p, acc; Cosimo Di Ceglie, g; Michele D'Elia, b. 1937

NUOVO RITMO (New Rhythm);

COME NO? (I Saw Stars);

QUALE E' IL TUO NOME (Exactly Like You);

CESARE GALLI E LA SUA ORCHESTRA: Cesare Galli, vl; Luciano Sangiorgi, p; Armando Camera, g; Michele D'Elia, b; Giuseppe 'Pinun' Ruggeri, d.1941:

IL RUGGITO DELLA TIGRE (Tiger Rag);

POLVERE DI STELLE (Star Dust);

LA FIDANZATA DI NESSUNO (Nobody's Sweetheart);

HOT CLUB TORINO: Gino Carcassola, cl; Ettore Pedamonti, p; Franco Pisano, soloist guitar; Oreste Corrado, rhythmic guitar; Ferdinando 'Fred' Buscaglione, b; Marcello Patucchi, d. 1945:

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN;

THE JAPANESE SANDMAN;

HO QUALCOSA NELLA MENTE;

THE SHEIK OF ARABY;

CESARE GALLI E LA SUA ORCHESTRA: Cesare Galli, vl; Pompeo Tiani, vibes; Franco Cerri, g; Franco Morelli, b; unknown, d. 1946;

MR. SWEENEY LEARNED TO SWING;

SEVEN COME ELEVEN;

GALLI's SWING;

HOT CLUB TORINO: Renato Germonio, tp; Gino Carcassola, cl, as; Mario Di Cunzolo, ts; Ettore Pedamonti, p; Franco Pisano, soloist guitar; Oreste Corrado, rhythmic guitar; Ferdinando 'Fred' Buscaglione, b; Marcello Patucchi, d. 1946:

DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE;

BODY AND SOUL;

Renato Germonio, acc; Franco Pisano, g; Ferdinando 'Fred' Buscaglione, b; Marcello Patucchi, d.:

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE;

FRED BUSCAGLIONE E I SUOI ASTERNOVAS: Giuseppe Pacciullo, tp; Giorgio Giacosa, ts, cl; Dino Arrigotti, p; Fred Buscaglione, vl; Aldo Fanni, b; Dedi Rovero, d. 1956:

DIXIELAND 53;

QUARTETTO SPRINGHER: Max Springher, vl; Giampiero Boneschi, p; Antonio De Serio, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d. 1946:

THE PATTY CAKE MAN;

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP


THE COMPLETE TULLIO MOBIGLIA Vol. II RJR CD 020

This second CD devoted to Tullio Mobiglia hosts recordings made in Milan from the end of the war, when he returned to Italy, to 1951, when he resumed playing abroad, mostly in Germany, France and Finland. Mobiglia's main recordings made between 1948 and 1951 are reissued here for the first time. Mobiglia displays his full-bodied sound and fluidity on the tenor sax, already heard to good advantage in his wartime German recordings and is accompanied by musicians of high level as, between the others, Hengel Gualdi and Aldo Romanoni

RITMO E MELODIA (CB 11389);

RHUMBOOGIE (T 1339);

SOUTHERN FRIED (T 1340 );

IL CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA (CB 11534);

ALÌ BABÀ (T 1404);

MR. JINK (T 1411);

IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN (CT 52306);

BLUE ORCHIDS (Orchidee blu) (T 1587);

OH, LADY BE GOOD (T 1588;

STAR DUST (Polvere di Stelle) (T1589);

THE BOOGIE BOO (T 1590);

UNA NUVOLA SI DIVERTE (T 1591);

WARM ICE (T ?);

NIGHT AND DAY (T 1741);

PRISONER OF LOVE (T 1742);

RITMO SUL VOLGA (T 2166);

L'OCA ZOPPA (T 2168);

BOPPING (T 2169);

ACQUA PESANTE (D 2176);

EAGER BEAVER (D 2177);

RITMANDO IN FA (D 2182);

IL VOLO DEL CALABRONE (D 2185);

FUORI A SINISTRA (D 2705)


BEGINNING OF MODERN JAZZ IN MILANO RJR CD 021

JAZZ IN ITALY IN THE 40's and 50's

If we must specify a certain date for the birth of 'Modern Jazz' in Italy, this is definitely the 1949, when the record label Durium recorded some groups under the patronage of Amici del Jazz Hot Club Milano.Today, this music, after having been left in its 78 rpm, is finally published on Riviera Jazz Records CD RJR 021. These recordings, come from the best musicians of the Milan area, at the end of the Forties, beginning Fifties

ADJ AMICI DEL JAZZ MILANO: Gianfranco Intra, p; Beppe Termini, b; Rodolfo Bonetto, d October 5, 1949:

FRAMMENTO;

YOU GO TO MY HEAD;

Glauco Masetti, as December 1949:

TEA FOR TWO;

STUPENDOUS;

SESTETTO BE BOP: Giulio Libano, tp; Flavio Ambrosetti, as; Gian Stellari, p; Franco Pisano, el.gtr; Berto Pisano, b; Gilberto Cuppini, d, January 23, 1950:

EUFORIA;

HOW HIGH THE MOON;

LADY BIRD;

ADJ AMICI DEL JAZZ: Oscar Valdambrini, tp; Gianni Basso, ts; Piero Umiliani, p; Beppe Termini, b; Rodolfo Bonetto, d; Claudio Gambarelli, timbales June 1951;

FORMULA; MAN BOP;

PAPIROLOGIA;

INTRA BOP;

OSCAR VALDAMBRINI E IL SUO QUINTETTO: Oscar Valdambrini, tp; Gianni Basso, ts; Adelmo Prandi, Piero Umiliani, p; Antonio De Serio, b; Rodolfo Bonetto, d October 22, 1952;

LA BARCA DEI SOGNI;

THE USUAL THINGS;

GIM BLUES;

MA L'AMORE NO;

GIANNI BASSO E IL SUO QUINTETTO: As before.

TEA FOR TWO;

INVENZIONE;

NON TI SCORDAR DI ME;

IL MULINO SUL FIUME;

GIANNI BASSO QUARTET: Gianni Basso, ts; Vittorio Paltrinieri, p; Al King, b ; Rodolfo Bonetto, d May 20, 1954:

WHISPERING;

(Somewhere) OVER THE RAINBOW;

PERDIDO;

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'


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