Odio l'estate: Bruno Martino e il più famoso standard jazz italiano


Odio l'estate: Bruno Martino e il più famoso standard jazz italiano
There is an Italian song famous all over the world that is not "Nel blu painted in blue" and not even "'O sole mio". It is "I hate the summer", better known as "Estate". In 1960 Bruno Martino wrote it, who composed the music, and Bruno Brighetti, author of the text. Like few other songs, "Estate" has the melancholy of autumn, the strength of winter, the hope of spring and the pretext of summer. Difficult to resist. So much so that there are hundreds of performers and musicians who have sung and played it, practically all over the world. There is no piano bar or night club where this song was not performed. Yet few Italians know the fortunate "fate of this piece and the velvety voice of Martino blown on the elegant notes of the piano. A gap at the bottom easy to explain:" Summer "is not a popular song, square, but confidential and moreover jazz, or rather, it is the only Italian song to be considered an international jazz standard, so much so that its driving force and its melodic importance have made great musicians capitulate to it: from Joào Gilberto to Chet Baker, from Michel Petrucciani to Toots Thielemans In this volume, Paola De Simone portrays a portrait of Bruno Martino, a man and an artist, retracing the fundamental stages of an uphill career that came to a halt in 1993. Forgotten by most, his refined music remained the delicacy of an uncommon artist.
Odio l'estate
Library of Congress ISBN
ML410.M3806 D42 2010