Marcello Tonolo & Pietro Tonolo – Our Family Affair (2021)

Marcello Tonolo & Pietro Tonolo - Our Family Affair (2021)
Artist: Marcello Tonolo & Pietro Tonolo
Album: Our Family Affair
Label: Caligola Records
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01. Il sottoscala
02. Quiet City
03. Acqualta
04. The Gift
05. Arnold Sings the Blues
06. Eucalypso
07. La talpa
08. Ace
09. Remembering Steve


If we exclude the “great fathers” Giorgio Baiocco and Renato Geremia, few musicians have influenced the evolution of the Venetian jazz movement, among the most important in our country, such as the brothers Marcello and Pietro Tonolo, from Mirano, pianist the first, saxophonist the second. We list them both alphabetically and by age, even if they are just four years apart. Esteemed and still very active teachers – both teachers at the Conservatory – were among the founders of the famous Keptorchestra, which hosted masters of the caliber of Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano. Marcello and Pietro, who have collaborated in almost forty years with many important international jazz players, have occasionally played together in their respective groups, but only continuously at the beginning, in a quartet called Jazz Studio, of which however there are no recordings. It is therefore truly historic this first record that they sign as co-leader and that will be premiered at Candiani. They are accompanied by the young double bass player Nicolò Masetto, and an old friend, the Paduan drummer Massimo Chiarella, also a veteran of Venetian jazz.

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