Franco Ambrosetti: Frasi

Track

Frasi

Artist

Franco Ambrosetti (trumpet)

CD

The Wind (Enja)

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Musicians:

Franco Ambrosetti (trumpet), Uri Caine (piano), Drew Gress (bass),

Clarence Penn (drums)

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Composed by Franco Ambrosetti

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Recorded: Lugano, Switzerland, February 11-12, 2007

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Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

Born and still living in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, Franco Ambrosetti is a veteran of European jazz and a master trumpeter, though he is not strictly speaking a professional musician because he's always had a day job in business. In the course of his career, he's had occasions to hire both European and American partners to record with him, ranging from Miroslav Vitous and Daniel Humair to Michael Brecker and Kenny Barron. Here, the first class rhythm section led by Uri Caine is perfectly at ease with Ambrosetti's beautiful ballad, and the trumpeter himself displays a lyrical sound showing that, besides his abilities in the hard-bop and fusion fields, he has never forgotten his Mediterranean roots.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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