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Hailing from Follonica, Italy Stefano Cocco Cantini is a saxophonist, who has collaborated with jazz musicians including Michel Petrucciani, Chet Baker, Dave Holland, Enrico Rava, Billy Cobham, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Ares Tavolazzi, Stefano Bollani and Paolo Fresu. As a soloist he has released the albums Niccolina al mare (2001), The circus (2003), L'amico del vento (2005), Errante (2010) and Living Coltrane (2011). 

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To those who are unfamiliar with bassist Luico Hopper, he recorded with Gato Barbieri, Diana Ross, Gil Evans, Earl Klugh, Jonathan Butler, Johnny Gil, Luther Vandross, Stephanie Mills, Bryan Ferry, Joe Taylor, Sherry Winston, Eartha Kitt, and many more. He was involved in the original Broadway Cast Recordings of Shrek The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Motown the Musical, and the recordings of The Fortress of Solitude and The Glorias.  

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Saxophonist, composer, arranger Fulvio Palese studied saxophone at the Conservatory of Lecce and is a PhD in philosophy at the University of Salento. He is currently professor of jazz saxophone at the "T. Schipa" Conservatory of Lecce, teacher of saxophone at the Liceo Musicale "G. Palmieri" of Lecce, and at the DAMUS Academy of Lecce and the comprehensive "I. Calvino "di Alliste and teacher of improvisation and jazz ensemble music at the" Amici della musica "Association of Presicce.


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Hailing from Rome Paolo Rozzi has already concentrated on the accordion at a young age. He graduated in accordion under the guidance of Maestro Sergio Scappini at the G. Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro. Since this time he is successfully working as music teacher and director of Viva Musica

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For something a little different, give a listen to pianist Isamu McGregor’s Resonance (Ghost Note Records, 2017). The music moves from breathtaking to symphonic to placid to hard-charging.


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That opening riff. Hear that, and you know what's coming.


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 If you have been a fan of British jazz-funk and soul music for more than twenty years, you’ll know Shakatak. And if you know Shakatak, you’ll know George Anderson – he’s been holding down the low end since the early 80’s.


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