Searching for the one word to sum up this CD is difficult because it is that good, so, the best word that comes to mind, is the word, perfect. 11 selections of perfect!
In addition to the classic "Mondo Cane" ("A Dog's Life"), there is also "Scent of a Woman," "La Dolce Vita ("The Sweet Life"), Il Postino ("The Postman"), Il Prato ("The Meadow"). This CD is full of jazz performances at the highest level of perfection. There is that word again, perfection. But perfection it is!
The solo work of each musician on this CD stands on its own merits. Enrico Rava is a master of the trumpet and flugelhorn and his style is unique. Rava plays a clear, vibrant, sensual trumpet that brings home its message in each note clearly and emotionally for the jazz listener. Stefano Bollani has long been known for his creative jazz stylings, and for those who have missed hearing his work, this CD is an excellent introduction to one of the finest jazz pianists playing music today! Giovanni Tommaso on contrabass and Roberto Gatto on drums are well known on the international jazz scene.
These performers have been around for a while, and this is a chance to hear them together playing some fine movie music. Great solo work is everywhere! Top-notch performances!
63:08 minutes of great jazz listening enjoyment from four classic jazz performers. For such a remarkably good jazz CD, you might have to search far and wide, but don't worry about searching for it because LA DOLCE VITA is right here available and found in your CD outlets! The sound is excellent, the jazz is alive, the music is expressed!
Good jazz like this heard on this CD is a find anywhere and anytime! Grab a copy and enjoy! Something for everyone on this CD! Five stars rating in every way!