Gianluca Petrella: Mood Indigo


Mood Indigo


Gianluca Petrella (trombone)


Indigo (Blue Note)

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Gianluca Petrella (trombone),

Francesco Bearzatti (clarinet, tenor sax), Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), Fabio Accardi (drums)


Composed by Duke Ellington


Recorded: Cavalicco, Italy, April 28-29, 2004


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

After starting with a sonic jungle that Ellington may have approved, the quartet launches into a post- modern "Mood Indigo" full of playful irony and respect for the spirit of Duke's "jungle period." The vocal qualities of Petrella's trombone are a highlight, and Bearzatti's clarinet follows in the same vein, while the rhythm team briskly marks the beat. These young Italians' reinterpretation of this classic is original and highly enjoyable.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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