Friday, 4 September 2009

Gianni Basso/Oscar Valdambrini “Basso Valdambrini Quintet”

Gianni Basso/Oscar Valdambrini

Basso Valdambrini Quintet
( LP Music Records, 1959 )
Catalog # LPM 2079

Tracklisting:
A1 Come Out, Wherever You Are
A2 Fan-Tan
A3 I Wanna Be Kissed
A4 Parlami D’Amore Mariu
A5 Everything Happens To Me
A6 Lo Struzzo Oscar
B1 Like Someone In Love
B2 C’est Si Bon
B3 Gene With The Wind
B4 I Can’t Get Started / Lover Man
B5 Chet To Chet

Personnel:
Oscar Valdambrini – trumpet
Gianni Basso – tenor sax
Renato Sellani – piano
Giorgio Azzolini – bass
Gianni Cazzola – drums

Review:
A sharp-edged session of tremendous trumpet and tenor interplay — served up by the legendary quintet of Gianni Basso and Oscar Valdambrini! The album’s got a sound that’s as hip as it looks — a great approach to 50’s modern jazz, done in a style that’s equally influenced by west coast cool and east coast hardbop! Valdambrini’s trumpet is beautifully measured throughout — with echoes of both Kenny Dorham and Chet Baker — offset by some deeper grooving on tenor from Basso, who plays with a strength and command that few American players of the time could match.
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By Rob

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