Giovanni Mirabassi, an Italian pianist, but adopted Frenchman, makes his debut on CAM JAZZ. This trio album, accompanied by a string orchestra, was recorded live in the Goyang Aram Concert Hall in Goyang South Korea on November 27, 2011. On the bandstand with Mirabassi are Gianluca Renzi on double bass and Lukmil Perez Herrera on drums, backed up by the 31 members of the Bee String Orchestra, directed by Lorenzo Pagliei.
Trombonist Mauro Ottolini's diverse and multifaceted world completely unravels in this album; a maze of exciting and compelling sounds where, in the lucid madness of his band Sousaphonix, complete fulfilment is found. "The Sky Above Braddock is a limbo, where one finds lost and forgotten souls. The music in this album was inspired by a short story I read about a borough of Pittsburgh, Braddock. It sweetly and subtly intoxicated my artistic vein… A thrilling provocation." (M. Ottolini)
The World Saxophone Quartet was and continues to be a potent force on the modern jazz scene. This boxed set collection includes remastered versions of some of their earliest albums recorded for the Italian Black Saint/Soul Note labels during the 1970s and 1980s. These albums feature the original lineup of Julius Hemphill on alto and soprano saxophones and flute, Oliver Lake on alto and soprano saxophones, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone saxophone and alto clarinet and David Murray on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet. This six disc set includes the albums: Steppin’ With The World Saxophone Quartet, W.S.Q., Revue, Live In Zurich, Live At the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Moving Right Along.
Two of the most distinctive talents of this new generation get together in the recording studio to give life to what will no doubt be considered one of the best productions of the year. A very fascinating combination intuitively born from CAMJazz and its producer, Ermanno Basso, who had already worked with both musicians with great result, and therefore knew them well. Recorded in the prestigious Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg (Germany), “Through The Journey” is an album that is atypical, lyrical and enchanting. A meeting of two musicians who seem to have known each other forever: their instruments speak and listen to one another, completely improvising and giving life to moments that don’t seem created impromptu, but instead note after note they are structured and take on shapes that are defined and flowing.
Cam Jazz, the company behind the great series of Black Saint/Soul Note reissues, presents the first release in a new line – the complete works by artists on the Italian label Dischi Della Quercia. The inaugural set presents the complete label output from famed Italian pianist Giorgio Gaslini and includes eleven albums that have been unavailable in the US until now. Each is presented in a slipcase with the original album artwork and housed in a sturdy box. Pianist, composer, conductor and music instructor, Gaslini is credited as the mentor of some of the finest contemporary Italian musicians. In addition to his jazz ensembles, Gaslini also composed for theater, television and films and has composed classical symphonies, ballets, operas, and chamber music.