Monday, January 30, 2017

Albert Mangelsdorff, Manfred Schoof, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Billy Higgins, Paolo Damiani e la Big Band della Rai i concerti di Un Certo Discorso : "Ellingtoniana" 21 April 1980 at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, ITALY

Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Giancarlo Schiaffini, trombone
Manfred Schoof, tromba & soprano flugehorn
Paolo Damiani, contrabass
Billy Higgins, drums
*RAI Big Band
alto saxpohones and flutes - Baldo Maestri, Gianni Oddi
tenore saxophones and flutes - Beppe Carrieri, Sal Genovese
baritone saxophone - Carlo Metallo
trumpets - Doriano Beltrame, Cicci Santucci, Alberto Corvini, Michele Lacerenza
trombones - Giancarlo Beccattini, Marco Pellacani, Dino Piana, Gennaro Baldino
guitar - Pino Rucher.  Roberto Pregadio - pianoforte.  contrabass - Maurizio Majorana.  drums - Roberto Zappulla.

one of the few shows organized by the Italian RAI during 1980 (see included original bill), 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 track07 is played by a trio featuring him as the only soloist, so to seem 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]

tracklist > running time 86'50"
01- introductory interview with Schiaffini  2.10
02- Supraconductivity  [Mangelsdorff]
03- spoken introductions
04- Introduction and March of The Jazz Aspects  [Mangelsdorff]
05- Horizon  [Schoof]
06- Mood Indigo  [Ellington]
07- Saint James Infirmary  [Primrose]
08- bands intros
09- Duke of Medley  [Schiaffini]
10- radio outros  0.30
11- Mood Azur  [Mangelsdorff]

FM radio broadcast by "Battiti dal Vivo", Radio3 RAI [third channell of Italian national radio], on tuesday 3 January 2016, 24:02 hours [CET].

Lineage (FM > USB soundcard > Hard Disc > web):
Philips 102L FM STEREO TUNER > Philips 302L Amplifier > C-Media USB Multi-Channel Audio Device > Lenovo G50-45 > Audacity 2.0.6 > 44.100khz/16bit .aup > flacs (level 8) > webtorrenting
folder size : 582 mb

firstly upped by survivor69 on, 4-january-2017 (dimeupload #1683)


francisco santos said...


upkerry14 said...

Pino said...

Hey Bill -- a reminder to please post links for DeJohnette Quartet Bremen, Germany Post-Aula 1976-02-12.

Thank you, buddy . . . .

upkerry14 said...

I'm sorry to say I can't find that disc at the moment.