Rome as New Orleans

Article (by Domenico Pertica) entitled “Rome like New Orleans” published in the newspaper Il Giornale d’Italia (Nov. 29, 1975)

The article includes testimonials from Pepito Pignatelli, owner of Rome’s Music Inn jazz club, his wife Picchi Gallarati, and young musicians who frequently perform at the Roman venue

The article highlights the renewed interest of youth audiences in hard bop and traditional jazz. The birth of the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio (Testaccio Popular Music School), on the initiative of a group of young artists, including, double bassist Bruno Tommaso

It also contributes to the approach of young people toward jazz currents typical of the 1940s and 1950s, the concert program promoted by the Music Inn, where concerts by numerous protagonists of international jazz are organized alongside Italian musicians, including Charles Mingus, Gato Barbieri, Franco Cerri, Nunzio Rotondo, Archie Sheep, Ornette Coleman, Enrico Pieranunzi, Maurizio Giammarco, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon

Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi