1 June 2008

MARCO DI MARCO TRIO AT THE LIVING ROOM




















Marco Di Marco for Modern Jazz Records from 1973.
Marco Di Marco on Piano and Fender Rhodes with Jacky Samson on Bass and Charles Saudrais on drums (who were both part of the groundbreaking George Arvanitas Trio)
Dusty Groove raved about it:
One of our favorite piano jazz albums of all time a slyly funky set from the legendary Marco DiMarco and one that features him on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes! The beauty of this record is hard to describe in words as it's simple and subtle, but with a depth that has pleased our ears for years of listening. Marco's keys are backed by the incredibly round, warm bass tones of Jacky Sampson and drumming is in a nicely snapping mode by Samson's longtime partner in rhythm, Charles Saudrais. The set was recorded live in Paris in the early 70s and Marco tipples the Fender Rhodes incredibly on the slow funk classic "I Mei Ricordi" then grooves into acoustic piano on tunes that include "Le Mors Aux Dents", "Au Boeuf Gros Sel", "Valse", and "Par Avion". The album's got some great funky acoustic basslines and Marco's piano work is beautifully lyrical throughout!
Here's some more info about Marco di Marco from jazz.com:
Di Marco, Marco, pianist, composer; b. Bologna, Italy, 21 June 1940. His mother was Maria Sarti (born in Bologna (Italy), February 18, 1906 and dead in Bologna June 11, 1949). His father was Michele Di Marco (born in Trevico (Avellino) September 29, 1895 and dead in Bologna July 27, 1964). His sister, Anna Maria Di Marco (born in Rome February 18, 1931), is a piano teacher. Marco still lives and works in Bologna. He studied classical music in his youth with Enrichetta Sansilvestri, and in his late teens he studied harmony and composition with the eminent maestro Giordano Noferini. During the 60s and 70s, he had the luck to get at home precious teachings from Jack Reilly, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Gordon Beck and Martial Solal. During those years his fame spread rapidly throughout Europe; Di Marco performed on French and Italian radio and television stations, and participated in many important international jazz festivals.
During 1977 and 1978 Marco Di Marco performed on Italian and French television, sometimes solo but also with French pianist Martial Solal, and as part of a trio or quartet together with Chris Woods. In 1981, Marco Di Marco made his debut in the United States.He performed in New York at the Jazz Forum on Broadway, at Cami Hall, at Gulliver's Club, and he also played an unforgettable solo piano recital at Carnegie Hall. "Marco Di Marco quartet in New York" was recorded during that same period in New York in collaboration with Dave Tofani, Jack Six and Ronnie Bedford. In 1983 Marco Di Marco performed at many concerts (which were aired on Italian Television) in trio with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Philip Catherine. In 1985 he performed a part of a duo with American pianist Mike Melillo.

Ripped@320 from the original vinyl.If you enjoy this and haven't bagged it yet my post of Marco's superb "Together in Paris" with Chris Woods is still active here.

35 comments:

bacoso said...

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Undaground Tha Illest aka U.N.D.A. - Tha Bangkok Bully said...

This album is amazing. Thank you bacoso! I really appreciate it.

quesonegro said...

Awesome! Thanks a mil´

//Mattis

jreinsch said...

Thank you for this wonderful post, bacoso.

daytime lovers said...

Really enjoying the electric piano numbers on this one.

Thanks!

IR e L a IXI said...

oooh, thanks bacoso!! cant wait for the listen!

Andy said...

You are the man!

Andy said...

You are the man!

katonah said...

that's some beautiful music right there ... track one is so good

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avocado kid said...

sounds great... can't wait!

Isaac Kopecky said...

yeah fatastic rhodes work here. thank you so much for posting! can anyone recommend more records of this same flavor?

Sergio said...

I miss the first Di Marco album. Today I downloaded both. Great player. Thanks Bacoso!

squirrelwhisperer said...

thank you!

Art Simon said...

Really, really, great! Thanks so much!

kb said...

fantastically chilled jazz. much appreciated!!

Jur said...

Words fail to express my gratitude. This music is so beautiful. You've made me very happy.

Jur.

JS said...

listened to this in the car today, astonishing.. thanks so much, you keep pulling out great music

js

Mr. said...

smooth....this mos def gonna help during those long days at work..

thanksssssssss

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

Unbelievable sounds!! Thank you so much!!!

the jazzman said...

Thanks for this.

Ben said...

this is fantastic

kizza said...

Amazing album and amazing post!
Bacoso, you are God!

analogged said...

thanks bacoso, just for those of you giving this props it's been recently re-released on cd

analogged said...

forgot to say where! you can pick it up at Arison online

johnv said...

Thanks for this one! Can't wait to DL and listen.

k said...

love this album, recognised a sample taken from the bassline of par avion. thanks for your quality input to our lives

dorinser said...

excellent stuff

simonsee43 said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

Cheers.

Andy said...

comments not necessary but how can I fail to say thanks for such a gem.

dreamtime said...

fantastic stuff - as always - one of the best blogs around!!!

thanx!

the jazzstronaut said...

super stuff, thanx

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Marcelo Donati said...

please, it would be possible to re-up this LP?

Many thanks, I love that Orgy!

rhodesvibes said...

Damn dude, got maaad love for you sharing these gems, been looking for this one over a decade now..finally :D. Anyways U got the best blog out there imho, so many good tunes that I never even heard or completly missed out on...
Thanks again
Yours truly