Italian jazz composer Battista Lena used the distinctive sound of his "Banda Sonora" as the motivation to record one of the most remarkable works of modern jazz. "I Cosmonauti Russi" for speaker, female singer, jazz band, and wind orchestra, is an inspiring combination of futurism and Italian folklore, of passacaglia themes, latin rhythms, and film music. Clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi and trumpet player Enrico Rava, two of Italy’s most famous jazz musicians, are among the members of Lena’s band.

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I Cosmonauti Russi

I Cosmonauti Russi