Saturday, September 24, 2016

Franco Cerri & His European All Stars

A gem of a session from Italian guitarist Franco Cerri — recording here at the end of the 50s with a well-titled batch of European jazz stars ! The groups shift slightly throughout the set, and players include Lars Gullin on baritone sax, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto, George Gruntz on piano, and Pierre Favre on drums ! The album features one trio track, three quartet numbers, three quintet tunes, and one sextet cut — all of them with Cerri's illuminating single-line work on guitar — sounding especially nice next to the horns. Ambrosetti is a real treat here — a sharp-edged player we'd never heard before, working with a strong undercurrent of soul that we really appreciate. Titles include "Flavio's Blues", "Foxology", "Felixin", "General Riff", and "Runnin Wild".
© 1996-2011, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

Franco Cerri
His European All Stars


1 Foxology (Cerri)  3:53
2 East of the Sun (Books, Browman)  3:53
3 Felixin (Gruntz)  4:11
4 General Riff (Cerri)  3:36
5 Falvio's Blues (Ambrosetti)  4:07
6 Just One of those Things (Porter)  3:20
7 Pennies drom Heaven (Johnston)  3:03
8 Runnin' Wild (Gibbs, Grey, Wood)  5:07


Franco Cerri - g
Flavio Ambrosetti - as [# except # 1-3]
Lars Gullin - bs [# 1, 5 & 8]
George Gruntz - p [except # 3, 6 & 7]
Michael Geier - b [except # 3 & 5]
Pierre Favre - dr

Recorded in Italy ; December 19, 1959


Little Tony Negri said...

Thanks from Italy!!

AF said...

Password ??? please

LaroSwing said...

Great share! Thank you Melanchthon.

Danneau said...

Ceci nous emmène décidément un peu hors piste, mais c'est ça le plaisir de la découverte, alors, vives remerciements.

maurizio mauriello said...

Please, the password. Thanks

deGallo said...

Franco Cerri....thank you.

Kalvesta said...

Password is: Melanchthon

Great post, Mel, many thanks.

birin said...

Che magnifica sorpresa, mi sento un po'a casa. Non conoscevo questo bellissimo disco GRAZIE!

rubberduck said...

A rare gem.

Many thanks, MEL.

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onxidlib said...

Excellent - link is still working.
Thank you very much - Franco Cerri is new to me.

feelingofjaz said...

Treat to have you back, Mel.

0x3 said...

its great to have you back mel.
my god bless your soul.
fantastikk post.

bho wani said...

my warmest thanks for the reup of this gem, melanchthon !

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jm said...

This one is brand new for me, except for Lars Gullin. And thank you for all this education and pleasure.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

chuchuni said...

Superbe, merci Mel!

Melanchthon said...

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!