Piero Odorici Quintet (feat. Eddie Henderson) – Plays Kurt Weill (1993)

FrontCover1Piero Odorici represents one among the most clever new european Jazz’s young talent. Born in Bologna (Italy) in 1962 , he had his first approches with saxophone when he was ten years old . After classical studies he improved his jazz technique under the Sal Nistico and Steve Grossman’s guide, two between the most great modern Jazz’s saxophone players, and took part to workshops with Mal Waldron, Barry Herris and Joe Handerson. Piero Odorici began early his professional career having the opportunity to perform as member and as sideman of several european and foreign groups with tours in all the word (Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Finland, Canada….) and appear in radio and TV shows. Among various collaborations : Ray Mantilla, Ben Riley, George Cables, Jimmy Cobb, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins, Sal Nistico, Steve Grossman, Slide Hampton, Eddy Henderson, Red Rodney, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Steve Lacy, Jack Walrath, Elliot Zigmund, Gloria Gaynor, Steve Ellington, Steve Gadd, Jack McDuff, Mingus Big Band, Luciano Pavarotti, George Michael and many other. In May 2000 Odorici makes an american tour with an own band playing in famouses Clubs in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, etc. with Ray Mantilla & George Cables Quartet. He took part to numerous important Festivals like Umbria Jazz (Italy), Grande Parade du Jazz (Nice-F), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Salonicco Jazz (Greece), Porretta Soul Festival (Italy), Pavarotti and Friends 2000 (Italy).

And here´s an early album by Piero Odorici … you will here superb interpretations if Kurt Weill compositions … That´s why I love jazz muic ! A very distinguished album !

Piero Odorici

Luigi Bonafede (drums)
Eddie Henderson (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Piero Leveratto (bass)
Piero Odorici (saxophone)
Marcello Tonolo (piano)


01. Anstatt dass Song (Weill) 6.06
02. This Is New (Weill) 6.53
03. Alabama Song (Weill) 6.26
04. Grabschrift (Weill) 4.37
05. Mr E. J. (Odorici) 4.00
06. September Song (Weill) 6-09
07. Green Up Time (Weill) 7.01
08. Dreigroschernoper (Finale) (Weill) 7.09
09. Song For My Wife (Odorici) 4.53
10. My Ship (Weill) 3.43




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