Caruso: Jazzin’ Italian Standards (2006 / 2017)

ALB 504 - Caruso


トリノ出身のピアニスト/コンポーザー、ルイージ・マルティナーレ率いるイタリアン・トリオによるイタリアン・ソングブック。名盤『Sweet Marta』(DDQ、2001年)と、ドリュー・グレスやリューベン・ロジャースをベースに迎えたALBORE諸作をつなぐ2004年録音。

«Usually I don’t sing.
My voice has not been trained for this fine art. But, as a pianist, I realise that the favourite pieces of my repertoire are compositions created to be entrusted to a voice; at the same time when I write I always encounter a song that materializes under my fingers. You could say perhaps that all of this is due to the fact that I’m Italian: they say that it’s very natural for Italians to express themselves via song. Perhaps.

Normally, I’m not a big follower of Italian pop music, but I realise that some of the most interesting and successful melodies sung by pop musicians have become part of my feelings, something that a musician sooner or later must take in account. It was only left to give them that jazz swing and let them sing from my fingers…»  Luigi Martinale (English translation by Patricia Lowe)





Format: CD, 4 panels paper sleeve mini-LP style / ALBCD-504
Artist: Luigi Martinale Trio
Title: Caruso / Jazzin’ Italian Standards
JAN: 4560312315040


Luigi Martinale (piano)
Stefano Risso (double bass)
Paolo Franciscone (drums)

Rec data:

Recorded at Cavò Studio, Azzano San Paolo (BG) – Italy, on December 28-29, 2004
Sound engineer: Paolo Filippi
Produced by Luigi Martinale

  1. Una domenica bestiale (Fabio Concato)
  2. Nel blu dipinto di blu – Volare (Domenico Modugno)
  3. Quando (Pino Daniele)
  4. In cerca di te (Eros Sciorilli)
  5. Caruso (Lucio Dalla)
  6. Ancora (Claudio Mattone)
  7. Estate (Bruno Martino)
  8. Senza Fine (Gino Paoli)
  9. Almeno tu nell’universo (Maurizio Fabrizio)