Gianluigi Trovesi & Gianni Coscia: Variazioni su Ose Shalom
Variazioni su Ose Shalom
Gianluigi Trovesi (bass clarinet)
Radici (Egea SCA 050)
Composed by Gianni Coscia & Gianluigi Trovesi.
Recorded: Perugia, Italy, 1995
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Gianluigi Trovesi needs no introduction to anyone familiar with the European jazz scene. Gianni Coscia is less known, though the two musicians have had a duo for more that two decades. Both of them are familiar with folk music as well as the jazz idiom, and it's no wonder that they tackle a traditional klezmer tune in a playful and moving way. In the 1990s it became faddish for jazz musicians on both sides of the Atlantic to look for inspiration in the music of Eastern Europe. But Trovesi's and Coscia's approach goes much deeper than that of mere fashion victims.
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum