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Sunday Sleep In ~ “World Changes” ~ Giovanni Mirabassi Trio.

Giovanni Mirabassi


This native Italian self taught pianist and composer at 17 got an out of a blue invitation to play with jazz legend Chet Baker in 1987 when Baker did a gig in Giovanni’s birthplace Perugia. How sweet was that.

Then he started composing his own music and got his own group together playing. By 19 he was touring Italy with Steve Grossman.

He learned by listening to the likes of all the masters, notably Art Tatum and Bud Powell among others. But in 1992 he would take his actual first piano lessons from Aldo Ciccolini, the teaching would be three years in Paris. Fellow Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi would also become a main inspiration.

In 1996 he would produce his first album and he never looked back. To date he has put out almost 25, his last release in 2014.

This particular trio you’re hearing would perform together from 2007 through 2010. On the albums they would be apart of each made their own magic making the compositions come alive and jump out at you as if you were seeing a black light poster only you hear the visions.


Giovanni Mirabassi Trio

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “The Intimacy of My Woman’s Beautiful Eyes” ~ James Carter.

Detroit Native James Carter blows one beautifully written composition off this 1994 album, The Real Quiet Storm.

For 29 years this saxophonist has played with and is among the best. What piece of music regardless of musical genre that ever came out of this city was anything but.

Our musicians have always been the elite.


James Carter

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