Monday, 31 July 2017

Gianluigi Trovesi & Gianni Coscia - In Cerca Di Cibo (2000)

An enduring ECM favourite of mine, In cerca di cibo (In search of sustenance) is a gorgeous, mostly mellow album of duets between two Italians - accordionist Gianni Coscia and clarinetist Gianluigi Trovesi.  Half of the compositions on this gem of an album come from Fiorenzo Capri's soundtrack to a 1971 Italian TV movie about Pinocchio (see below), which provides the melancholy backbone around which jazzier material by the two musicians and others can be deftly sequenced.  Taken as a whole, it's like a street-cafe performance by two seasoned local musicians on a lazy Sunday afternoon somewhere in Italy, and always provides the sustenance that the listener has been searching for, and then some.
mega / zippy

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