Parole e musica – Dalla trasmissione televisiva ‘Moderato swing’

Parole e musica - Dalla trasmissione televisiva 'Moderato swing'



In 1960 Helen Merrill went on a tour round Europe and was the star at the Comblain La Tour Jazz Festival. Later, she came to Italy in order to record a series of concerts for a television programme called ‘Moderato Swing’ with Piero Umiliani and his orchestra.

In this record are gathered the songs that Helen Merrill sung for the Italian TV show I have just mentioned. The Italian words have been kept from the original and they are by Fernando Cajati.

In ‘Night and Day’, ‘Everything Happens to Me’, ‘Autumn in New York’, ‘These Foolish Things’ and ‘I’ve Got You under My Skin’, Helen Merril is accompanied by a sextet made up by Piero Umiliani (piano), Nini Rosso (trumpet), Gino Marinacci (baritone sax), Enzo Grillini (guitar), Berto Pisano (bass) and Sergio Conti (drums). In the other items we hear instead a quartet formed by Piero Umiliani (piano and celesta), Nino Culasso (trumpet), Tonino Ferrelli (bass) and Ralph Ferraro (drums).

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