Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Jazz in Italy: Gianluigi Trovesi

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“Passion” comes in many forms in Italian Jazz.

While on the broader subject of Jazz in Italy with the December 13th feature about alto saxophonist Stefano di Battista, the editorial staff at JazzProfiles decided to bring the following video tribute to Gianluigi Trovesi up again as a way of complimenting the theme of di Battista's passionate approach to Jazz.

Gianluigi was the subject of an earlier blog profile which you can locate at Jazz in Italy: Gianluigi Trovesi – “One of Another Kind.”

You can also find the “articolo” and more information about this outstanding alto saxophonist and clarinetist by visiting his website at http://www.gianluigitrovesi.com/

The video tribute to Gianluigi, which was one of our earliest efforts [second, in fact], uses as its audio track Rina a Vigilio, a cut from Trovesi’s 2007 Jazz Italiano Live album.

Recorded in performance at Rome’s Casa Del Jazz [House of Jazz], the track features a beautiful trumpet solo by Trovesi’s long-time, front-line mate, Enrico Rava, followed by solos by Gianluigi on alto and Roberto Cecchetto on guitar, respectively.