The Best Modern Jazz in italy 1962 (8056099003738)

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The Best Modern Jazz in italy 1962

Naked Lunch


LPS 166130




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LP 14,03 €

Back in the early Sixties, the Basso Valdambrini Sextet represented without doubt the best Italian Jazz example. Under the direction of tenorist Gianni Basso and trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini, we had a super-dynamic combo featuring a bunch of young, expert musicians such as Dino Piana - trombone, Renato Sellani - piano, Giorgio Azzolini - bass and Lionello Bionda - drums.

As winners of the 1962 "Best Modern Jazz in Italy" contest, they released this album that can be easily considered as a landmark record in European Jazz. A fresh and ultra-swinging program based on fine renditions of classic tunes by Jackie McLean, Benny Golson, Dave Brubeck, Junior Mance and a couple of originals including a heartfelt tribute to master Coltrane.


  • Giorgio Azzolini - bass
  • Lionello Bionda - drums
  • Renato Sellani - piano
  • Gianni Basso - tenor sax
  • Dino Piana - trombone
  • Oscar Valdambrini - trumpet


  • SIDE A
  • A1 Dr.Jackle
  • A2 Coltrane Style
  • A3 In Your Own Sweet Way
  • A4 Monotonia
  • SIDE B
  • B1 Jubilation
  • B2 Vinnie's Component
  • B3 Are You Real?