Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – one of their rarest recordings! The set was issued on the Fonit sound
library label – but is every bit as sharp and soulful as the best Basso-Valdambrini work for bigger labels – including their early 60s gems on RCA! And like those records, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm here – kind of the soul jazz side of Blue Note, but handled with a fresh sound
that's nicely free of any copycat cliches – and which instead really has the group finding their own voice through their writing and solos. Titles include "Gum", "Mercury", "Pick Up", "Washington Bridge", "The Jolly", "Costa Dell'Ovest", and "Transistor
". Also features two titles by Cetra – "Gold Mine" and "Glaucus".
(Original pressing – nice and clean!)