"Live in Morocco" is the testimony of the journey of three exceptional artists, a caravan of jazz guided by Nico Morelli who every evening plants its musical camp with for only purpose that to try to tame the mystery and the depth of the Moroccan nights. Nico Morelli, Aldo Romano, Michel Benita, three of the best representatives of the current European jazz gave life to a record in which base themselves perfectly tradition and modernity.
"Inner Smile" is the new 2011 studio album from drummer, Aldo Romano - recorded in his country of origin : Italy. The track ‘Inner Smile’ first appeared on Romano’s 1997 Verve album ‘Intervista’. He has surrounded himself here with a top quartet : Enrico Rava on trumpet, Baptiste Trotignon, piano and Thomas Bramerie on bass.
Les reprises de grands classiques contemporains revisités à travers le filtre jazz font florès
Michel Petrucciani was not quite 20 years old at the time of this trio session with drummer Aldo Romano and bassist Furio Di Castri, but he was already displaying incredible potential as a pianist. Petrucciani's risk-taking interpretation of Bill Evans' turbulent "Very Early" is the highlight of this release, closely followed by his own bittersweet ballad, "I Just Say Hello." Romano's rapid fire "Samba Des Prophetes" is superior to his rather bland and predictable "Pasolini."
Michel Petrucciani's second recording (following the obscure Flash, put out by the French Bingow label the previous year) finds the pianist at age 18 already a powerful force. Assisted by bassist J.F. Jenny Clark and drummer Aldo Romano, Petrucciani is more heavily influenced here by Bill Evans than he would be later. The trio performs two originals apiece by the pianist and drummer Romano, plus "Days of Wine and Roses" and a romp on "Cherokee." This CD shows that Petrucciani was a brilliant player from the start.