Jazz pianist Romano Mussolini was the son of that Italian dictator, and this is a nice rhodes jazz album from 1974 with some funky moments. And you know how much I love that 70s bauhaus font on the cover.
People keep asking me for this album in comments, and I've had a rip for about four or five years from Soulseek, where I used to 'live" in pre-music blog days.
I had expected the album to pop up again on the blogosphere, but it's seemingly not around anymore ... at some stage it's been at My Favourite Sound, Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo and Funkydisposition, but the age of this download makes me pretty sure it's not from you guys. Anyway, I'll throw it into the comments at your blogs as well.
I hope to sometime find a higher bitrate version myself, but this still sounds fine. The tracks "Mirage" and "Blues for Alexandria" are snagged from comps and are in 320kbps, the rest is at 128.
** Also check the comments for more Mussolini on the rhodes, and more Italian funky jazz from the Sergio Fanni Quintet, courtesy of Ish.
01 The Twitch
02 Omaggio a Oscar Peterson
03 Sweet Elisabeth
04 Hong Kong
06 Blues for Alexandra
07 Rachel's Lullaby
romano mussolini - electric piano
glauco masetti - saxaphone
emilio soanna - trumpet
piero montanari - electric bass
roberto spizzichino - drums
tulio de piscopo - percussion
PDU Jazz A-6018 (Italy) 1974