Giovanni Tommaso (SME 80)BUY HERE
Giovanni Tommaso is the greatest Italian Jazz bassist and founder and member of the most important ever Italian Jazz Rock ensembles, the Perigeo band.
He composed “INDEFINITIVE ATMOSPHERE” at the end of 1969, released a few months after in 1970 on Sermi label, and recorded it at Rca studios in Rome. “INDEFINITIVE ATMOSPHERE” represents a special album for him and for us as well, since it was his first album released as a sole composer/artist. The Maestro dug in personal archive for us and finally found a copy of the original master tape containing part of the recordings. Besides the misspelled title “Indefinitive” instead of “Indefinite”, that became part of the legend here, this album was incredibly ahead of his time, with the young Maestro Tommaso playing electric bass and contrabass a in studio ensemble composed of 3/4 elements plus the strings section, with plenty of stunning Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock and Free Jazz tracks. The session is also known for including the legendary American Jazz soprano sax Steve Lacy on the track called “Steve”, where he plays a sax solo.
We entirely restored the full session from the original tapes found, and digitally remastered the sound for a greater sound experience, chasing the original analog source.