Gianni Basso & Renato Sellani – Body and Soul

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From Italy, arguably the country with most exciting jazz scene today, comes a superb duo album of two veteran musicians: the “Italian Balladeur” Gianni Basso on tenor saxophone and 81-years-old Renato Sellani on piano. These amazing musicians have created, lived and embody the history of Italian jazz. Basso has a strong, fat tone and melodic, expressive style. His saxophone playing is gentle and passionate, light and deep, and always rhythmic. Sellani proves to be a perfect match for Basso, showing his beautiful touch and sophisticated sense of harmony in sometimes unexpected ways. This is a beautiful conversation between two masters, and a collection of gorgeously played standards and ballads. Recommended!

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Tracklist

01. Body And Soul
02. La Mer
03. Star Dust
04. Ma L’Amore No
05. Deep Purple
06. Pennies From Heaven
07. My Foolish Heart
08. I Should Care
09. Watch What Happens
10. Miss Bo
11. Solamente Una Vez
12. I Love you

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