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

Apr 152016

CD Front Insertafter listening to a lot of sal nistico on the complete bee hive sessions from mosaic records, i thought i’d share this show from 1983.  very good recording,  great show.  i re-shared this on dime last november, having originally downloaded it when diego60 shared it back in Sept 2010.

sal nistico quartet
panino jazz club
perugia, italy
18 jan 1983

sal nistico, tenor sax
enrico pieranunzi, piano
furio di castri, bass
giampaolo ascolese, drums

1 little melonae (jackie mclean) 13:18
2 i hear a raphsody (george fragos, dick gasparre, jack baker) 10:22
3 the hymn (wichita blues) (jay mcshann) 11:40
4 but beautiful jimmy van heusen, johnny burke) 8:42
5 shaw’nuff (dizzy gillespie, charlie parker) 10:59
6 night bird (enrico pieranunzi) 11:33
7 speak low (kurt weill, ogden nash) 12:25

tt 79:01

lineage: sony tcd 5 sony ecm 990 micropone to tascam dvd recorder
audience a

sample: t04 but beautiful.mp3