Renato Sellani Trio – My Foolish Heart (2008) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Renato Sellani Trio – My Foolish Heart (2008) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:32 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,48 GB
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A native of Italy, Renato Sellani has fast become one of the most popular jazz pianists in Europe. Japanese producer Tetsuo Hara discovered him and has recorded him regularly for his Venus label. With bassist Massimo Moriconi and drummer Massimo Manzi, Sellani mostly performs and records American tunes, but has also added Latin and Brazilian music to his roster.

Renato Sellani has been one of the busiest jazz pianists in Europe, finding plenty of opportunities to record, particularly in his native Italy. But Japanese producer Tetsuo Hara also has discovered him and recorded him with some regularity for his Venus label. With his regular sidemen, bassist Massimo Moriconi and drummer Massimo Manzi, Sellani delves into the Great American Songbook, detouring from it only to explore two gems from the world of Latin and Brazilian music. “Besame Mucho” has long been a favorite of jazz musicians, a very sad song usually played slowly for effect, though Sellani’s brisk treatment crackles with an energy rarely heard in this Latin favorite, while he showcases his sidemen as well. Sellani’s lyricism is on display in his slowly savored setting of “My Foolish Heart,” a poignant performance. “My Funny Valentine” is played so frequently that few arrangements seem original, though Sellani finds a novel approach by introducing it with Chopin’s “Prelude in E Minor,” then continuing in a melodically rich manner. The one exception from this mostly mellow ballad session is his breezy take of “It Could Happen to You.” This is easily one of Renato Sellani’s best dates as a leader.


01. Besame Mucho
02. I Love You, Porgy / Summertime
03. My Foolish Heart
04. So In Love / I Love You
05. Corcovado
06. Stella By Starlight
07. My Funny Valentine
08. But Not For Me
09. Autumn Leaves
10. It Could Happen To You

Renato Sellani – piano
Massimo Moriconi – bass
Massimo Manzi – drums

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Simone Cianmarughi.
Recorded on July 19, 2007 at The House Recording Studio in Rome, Italy.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-166.




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