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Quartetto Cetra, I ricordi della sera. A classic ‘Italian-style’ ballad

[Monday Note No. 154] The Quartetto Cetra was a fantastic vocal group active for about half a century, from the 1940s to the 1990s. The group was inspired by American vocal ensembles, mixing jazz with more typically Italian vocalism. Let us analyse I ricordi della sera.

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Lester Young Trio, The Man I Love

[Monday Notes No.35] The Man I Love is a great classic of jazz and American music, one of the most beautiful love songs composed by George Gershwin. The lyrics of the song tell the story of waiting for love, the protagonist daydreams of the arrival of the man who will make her happy, her predestined…

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Lester Young Trio, I’ve Found a New Baby

[Monday Notes No.34] In this trio recording of I’ve Found a New Baby Lester Young plays with Buddy Rich on drums and Nat King Cole on piano, who hid behind the witty pseudonym Aye Guy because he was under contract with another label and could not appear under his real name. The line-up is unusual…

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