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Dino Saluzzi: Responsorium

Dino Saluzzi has made over a dozen albums under his own name, but the American jazz audience, if it knows him at all, thinks of him as a very special sideman. On recordings by Charlie Haden and Enrico Rava and, most notably, on Tomasz Stanko’s From the Green Hill, Saluzzi’s bandoneon is an exotic coloration, an uncommon, affecting mode of musical utterance, used sparingly but memorably. It leaves you wanting more.

More has just arrived. On his new ECM recording Responsorium, Saluzzi leads a trio with his son Jose on acoustic guitar and Palle Danielsson on bass. If contains 10 pieces by Belgian composer Myriam Alter played by a quintet with Saluzzi, clarinetist John Ruocco and a rhythm section of Kenny Werner, Greg Cohen and Joey Baron.

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