Mobley was born in Eastman, Georgia, but was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, near Newark. When he was 16, an illness kept him in the house for several months. His uncle thought of buying a saxophone to help him occupy his time, and it was then that Mobley began to play. He tried to enter a music school in Newark, but couldn't, since he was not a resident, so he kept studying through books at home. At 19, he started to play with local bands and, months later, worked for the first time with musicians like Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach. He took part in one of the earliest hard bop sessions, alongside Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins and trumpeter Kenny Dorham. The results of these sessions were released as Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers.
Claudio Fasoli has brought these musicians together to give life to a brand new project. They are very well known in the US and worldwide for their innovative approach to the jazz tradition, looking for different possibilities to express themselves beyond censures and barriers. Despite the predictable artistic staff, the same of many traditional jazz ensembles, the richness of the message can be heard in the very personalized solos and compositions.
Cinzia Roncelli, Milanese singer known to most 'in 2010 for having recorded the beautiful CD "My Shining Hour", which was attended, among others, the famous saxophonist Francesco Cafiso, and' musician with a very American style, pointing lot interpretation, leaving large spaces to the form of the song and the underlining of words.
Lee Morgan, a leading trumpeter and composer, recorded prolifically from 1956 until a day before his death in February 1972. Originally interested in the vibraphone, he soon showed a growing enthusiasm for the trumpet. When Benny Golson left the Jazz Messengers, Morgan persuaded Blakey to hire Wayne Shorter, a young tenor saxophonist, to fill the chair. Great musician, great autor! Fresh compilation by italian snobs…
The PMJL Parco della Musica Jazz Lab, led by trumpeter Enrico Rava, brings together some of the most interesting musicians have gained momentum over the last few years. After having experimented with the music of Gershwin, Michael Jackson and Lester Bowie, the collective will face now the original repertoire of Enrico Rava, excellent composer of songs characterized by great swing and melody, with influences ranging from free to bop to the Argentine tango. All with new arrangements, entrusted by Rava saxophonist Dan Kinzelman.
Stefano Bollani (born 5 December 1972, Milan) is an Italian jazz pianist from Campi Bisenzio. He performs classical music, smooth jazz, avant-garde jazz, Brazilian jazz, and pop rock. In 1998, Musica Jazz magazine voted him Best Jazz Talent of the Year and later he would be awarded for jazz by a New Swing group in Japan. While he is mostly known for his collaborations with Enrico Rava, he has made several albums as a leader, and has been favourably acknowledged by several long established jazz musicians, such as Martial Solal.