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“Al Gir dal Bughi”

“Al Gir dal Bughi” (the boogie-woogie chord progression) is the title of the latest album by Turin-based trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Dino Piana, born in 1930. It was recorded at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome in December 2019. The album line-up is the same as that of the concert: Dino Piana, trombone; Enrico Rava, […]
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“Al Gir dal Bughi” (the boogie-woogie chord progression) is the title of the latest album by Turin-based trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Dino Piana, born in 1930. It was recorded at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome in December 2019. The album line-up is the same as that of the concert: Dino Piana, trombone; Enrico Rava, trumpet and flugelhorn; Franco Piana, flugelhorn; Julian Oliver Mazzariello, piano; Gabriele Evangelista, double bass; Enrico Morello plays drums instead of Roberto Gatto.

Enrico Rava is the promoter of this project with Franco Piana, Dino’s son. Rava states: “He is one of the most important Italian jazzmen, one of the most loved and desired musicians in Europe, one of the fathers of modern jazz in Italy and an inspiration for all young trombonists”.

The album title comes from their first meeting in a jam session sixty years ago. Piana played a solo which Rava defined as “something extraordinary. Its smoothness and logic left us speechless. He is from another world”.

A friendship began and continues to this day. It is evident also in this record, including evergreen jazz standards. They will perform these songs live.

Dino Piana belongs to the small group of musicians who passed through the history of modern Italian jazz. They were called “Senators” with fondness and respect.

A member of the famous band of Gianni Basso and Oscar Valdambrini and a pillar of the Rai’s jazz orchestra, he has collaborated with the most important protagonists of Italian jazz and many American musicians (Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Slide Hampton, Kai Winding, Kenny Clarke, George Coleman, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Bob Brookmeyer). An authentic star.