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Rossano Sportiello: Heart and Soul

Rossano Sportiello is a 32-year-old Milanese pianist who has been attracting attention on the “trad jazz” circuit in Europe (especially Britain). The liner notes by British jazz journalist Brian Peerless unearth the origins of the golden oldies in Sportiello’s solo repertoire-“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Tea for Two,” “Who’s Sorry Now,” etc. Peerless’ annotations take us deep into the shadows of history: 1925 Broadway shows, Myrna Loy movies and Chick Webb hits from 1934.

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