Albert Mangeldsdorff & Giancarlo Schiaffini – Roma (1980)

frontcover1One of the few shows organized by the Italian RAI in 1980. I had doubts on how to credit this set, from an idea of Pasquale Santoli to unite some famed soloists with RAI Big Band, playing Ellington tunes or tunes dedicated to Ellington composed by the soloists: the Incostant Sol blogspot lists this as “Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet with RAI Big Band”, which could be correct since Mangelsdorff’s name is top of the official bill included here, BUT all spoken intros are by Schiaffini, a couple of his own tunes are played too, and track, Saint James Infirmary, is played by a trio featuring him as the only soloist, so it seems he is the actual leader of the “group”. Quite probably, this was a one-off affair [actually, there was a second date played in Mestre the following day], since Mangelsdorff at the time was mainly playing solo or in duos, and not with a quintet. The show took form in two diferent sets: only the early part of the second set is here (re)broadcast [Incostant Sol has a longer version of this]. This program is introduced by a short speech by Schiaffini (recorded late) remembering the show. (survivor69)

Recorded live at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Roma, Italy; April 21, 1980

Thanks to survivor69 for sharing the show at Dime.

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Personnel:
Paolo Damiani (bass)
Billy Higgins (drums)
Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone)
Giancarlo Schiaffini (trombone)
Manfred Schoof (tromba, flugelhorn)
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RAI Big Band
Gennaro Baldino (trombone)
Giancarlo Beccattini (trombone)
Doriano Beltrame (trumpet)
Beppe Carrieri (saxophone, flute)
Alberto Corvini (trumpet)Michele Lacerenza (trumpet)
Sal Genovese  (saxophone, flute)
Baldo Maestri (saxophone, flute)
Maurizio Majorana (bass)
Carlo Metallo (saxophone)
Gianni Oddi (saxophone, flute)
Marco Pellacani (trombone)
Dino Piana (trombone)
Roberto Pregadio (piano)
Pino Rucher (guitar)
Cicci Santucci (trumpet)
Roberto Zappulla (drums)

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Giancarlo Schiaffini

Tracklist:

CD 1:
01. Interview – Schiaffini 2.10
02. Supraconductivity 10:08
03. Spoken Introductions 1:00
04. Introduction / March of The Jazz Aspects 13.42
05. Horizon 15.47

CD 2:
01. Mood Indigo 6.59
02. Saint James Infirmary 10.28
03. Band introductions 1.36
04. Duke of Medley 20.49
05. Radio Outros 0.30
06. Mood Azur 3.42

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