Mar 292020

i seem to be on a bit of an italian jazz kick right now, with shows by mario pavone, mauro negri and now mauro verrone.  this was shared by the prolific survivor69, who has some interesting comments below.  i recently got around to setting up streaming from my computer in my office to the living room, so now i can play things like this over dinner.  lovely — and in this case, i’m sure it will be better received than what i chose last night.  or that might have been due to the crappy tv speakers, in which case perhaps my streaming efforts have been for naught.

** update: for some reason, only the first 5 tracks (counting the intro) made it into the zip file — it bombed during the 4th actual track.  i’ve uploaded a new zip, with all 9 tracks **

mauro verrone quartet [con cicci santucci]

recorded at casa del jazz, roma, italy, on friday 18.march.2016

mauro verrone, alto saxophone
andrea beneventano, pianoforte
paride furzi, basso
massimiliano de lucia, drums
with guest cicci santucci, trumpet

quite classic bop from this massimo urbani emule… most compostions are verrone’s, except where noted, but indeed they mostly are standard tune reworked in some way (ie track4 comes from naima, and track6 is almost same title, track7 comes from love for sale, and read track8 the other way round…)
also included in this folder as track00 a radio introduction with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 3’34”, you can skip downloading it if you don’t understand italian.

(00 radio introduction by pino saulo)
1- tema di aldo
2- cool river [beneventano]
3- thought of night
4- a quiet place
5- arietis [freddie hubbard]
6- i’ll remember aprilia
7- sale for love
8- navarac
9- radio outro 0.36

running time : 78’48” (excluding radio intros)
with radio intro and outro it would be 82’58”

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio tre suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channell of italian national radio], on tuesday 1 november 2016, 22:33 hours cet.

lineage (fm > hard disc > web):
itt hifi4060 tuner > audacity 2.0 via asus a7s333 c-media cmi8738/c3dx soundcard > 44100hz/16bit .aup > flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting
folder size : 661 mb

firstly upped by survivor69 on, 2-november-2016 (dimeupload #1641)

sample: t4 a quiet place.mp3
download (fixed zip file):

Mar 302019

a bit of nice italian jazz, shared by the prolific dimer ‘survivor69’ who called it “sixties soul-jazz” with a bit of swing.  however you describe it, this is very listenable music, and adds a lift to whatever you’re doing while it’s on.

giampaolo ascolese swing machine jazz quartet
etruria jazz festival 2010
piazza santa maria
cerveteri (roma), italy
6 august 2010

mauro zazzarini, saxophones and compositions
andrea beneventano, pianoforte
elio tatti, contra-bass
giampaolo ascolese, drums

(00-radio introduction by pino saulo) 1.45
01-funky man 11.37
02-it’s impossible but for you 6.55
03-come on brothers 8.36
04-soul woman 7.22
05-presentazioni 1.09
05-step by step 6.45

running time : 42’25” (without radio intro and outro)
with radio intro and outro, it would be 44’48”

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio 3 suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on tuesday 19 april 2011, 21:26 hours.
lineage (fm > wav > flacs > web):
sony st-s370 tuner > sony pcm-d50 linear pcm recorder > 44.100khz/16bit wav on sony memory stick produo [mark2] > usb > audacity 1.3.5 beta (editing and track splitting) > 44.100khz/16bit flac’s (level 8) >

all tracks are by the saxophonist (an orchestral sideman), but the leader is the drummer, with a long career in italian music. music proposed here is allegedly “sixties soul-jazz” with a bit of swing, check samples for an idea of what this could mean… also included in the folder, marked as track 00, a brief radio introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 1’45”, you can skip downloading it if you don’t understand italian.

originally upped by survivor69 on, 20-april-2011 (dimeupload #403)

sample: t03 come on brothers.mp3
download: Download