Daily Archives: January 26, 2014

ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, HARRY ALLEN, DAN BARRETT: TWO DUOS, A ROMP THROUGH HOAGY and A LOVELY BALLAD (Sept. 20, 2013)

The youthful Maestro Rossano Sportiello inspires his friends, musical and otherwise, to great things.  Witness these two performances (recorded on September 20, 2013) at the party formerly known as Jazz at Chautauqua — now it’s the Allegheny Jazz Festival.

On the first, he and the nimble Harry Allen delight in exploring Hoagy Carmichael’s I WALK WITH MUSIC in many ways:

And then Rossano and Dan Barrett tenderly explore a little-played Thirties ballad, WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART?:

Exuberance, delicacy, mastery by all concerned.

May your happiness increase!