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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Femmena” ~ Salvatore Tranchini, Jerry Bergonzi, Franco Ambrosetti.

Radio Suite was recorded in 1996 with 17 tracks and was released in 1998.

Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti has been recording since 1964 and has a very lengthy discography both as leader and sideman.

Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi started in the 70’s and was a frequent guest on Dave Brubeck ensemble tours. His last release was 2013.

Antonio Faraò is one of the finest jazz pianists to ever come out of Rome. He has been recording since the 90’s.

Mike Richmond has played with so many jazz greats the list goes on forever. He has been recording sine the late 70’s.

Drummer Salvatore Tranchini has done most of his work and releases in Italy.



Composed by Pericle Odierna.

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Pour une Femme” ~ Paolo Fresu Quintet.

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This beautiful ballad written by Italian native Paolo Fresu appears on two of his albums, “Qvarto” released in 1988 and “Night on the City” in 1995.

He has been playing for 30 years, based in Sardinia where he was born, Bologna & Paris he has over 300 recordings as well having written music for films, documentaries and theater.

This international artist has played throughout the world along with and amongst the biggest names of American music as well. If you didn’t know of him it’s about time you did. I lost count of the albums he has produced as leader and a part of since the early 80’s straight through this last year with many more works in progress.

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