“Al Gir Dal Bughi” is a fitting and loving tribute to the trombonist. Dino Piana, defined by Enrico Rava, who strongly wanted the project together with his son Franco, “one of the greatest Italian jazz musicians, one of the most beloved and in-demand in Europe, one of the historical fathers of modern jazz in Italy and an inspiration for all young trombonists in the years to come.”
The title comes from the account of their first meeting during a jam session more than sixty years ago, in which they began playing and Piana took his first solo revealing himself to be “something extraordinary, with a fluidity and logic that left us astonished. Another planet.” From that moment a friendship was born that reaches to this day and also seeps into this record, produced by Parco della Musica Records and Jando Music, in which some immortal jazz standards from “Bernie’s Tune” to “Polka Dotz and Moonbeams” and “Everything Happens to Me” are interpreted.
Dino Piana, Enrico Rava and Franco Rava are accompanied by an outstanding rhythm section led by Roberto Gatto on drums with Gabriele Evangelisti on double bass and Julian Oliver Mazzariello on piano.