- 1Nora's Theme06:37
- 2Morning Song07:05
- 3All Blues07:48
- 4Falling in Love05:32
- 5Autumn Leaves05:54
- 6Sweet Journey06:37
- 7It Happened Quitetly06:03
- 8After the Rain08:23
Info for Nora
In a career spanning six decades and nearly 40 albums as a leader or co-leader, revered Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti has finally realized his dream project.
Anchored by a core of world-class musicians (guitarist John Scofield, bassist Scott Colley, pianist Uri Caine, drummer Peter Erskine) and featuring a 22-piece string orchestra conducted by Grammy-winning pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent, Ambrosetti's Nora is his answer to Charlie Parker with Strings and Clifford Brown with Strings, both cherished albums from his youth.
Since 2004 he has steadily collaborated with bassist Miroslav Vitous, performing in duo, trio or quartet as special guest. The music is highly innovative, as shown in Vitous’s Remembering Weather Report (ECM). Among the latest highlights, it is worth mentioning his presence as a soloist to the Montreux Jazz Festival Gala Night celebrating Quincy Jones’ 75th Birthday.
Today, Franco Ambrosetti regularly performs with George Gruntz, Dado Moroni, Antonio Farao’, Enrico Intra and frequently teams up with Uri Caine’s trio, or in duo as well as with symphonic orchestras.
Also worth mentioning, is his 25 yearlong collaboration with MINA, leading Italian singer
and true icon of Italian music,and her son Massimiliano Pani. Franco recorded 26 albums as a leader, performing next to outstanding musicians such as Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Geri Allen, Phil Woods, Hal Galper, Tommy Flanagan, Howard Johnson, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Gato Barbieri, Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Miroslav Vitous, Billy Hart, Mike Richmond, Don Sebesky, Eddie Daniels, Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Grady Tate, Kenny Barron, Viktor Lewis, Billy Drummond, Uri Caine, Clarence Penn, Drew Grass and, of course, his friends Gruntz and Humair. He is featured as a special guest in over 50 albums
Franco Ambrosetti, flugelhorn
John Scofield, guitar
Scott Colley, bass
Uri Caine, piano
Peter Erskine, drums
Sara Caswell, violin, concertmaster
Alan Broadbent, arranger, conductor
has already established dual professions as an extremely successful businessman, so when an excellent trumpeter and flügelhornist inspired by Freddie Hubbard and Kilometers Davis. His dad Flavio Ambrosetti was a fantastic saxophonist. Franco got piano lessons for eight years but is definitely self-taught on trumpet, which he didn’t take until he was 17. In 1972, he was among the founders from the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Music group, and over time he has documented a number of worthwhile hard bop-ish albums for Enja furthermore to leading his personal groups.
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