In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

RARITY # 60

FRANCO CERRI QUARTET
COLUMBIA SEMQ 153 (EP 45 rpm) – ITALY, 1960.



It’s a pleasure to relaunch the “Rarity” series of collectable 7” and 10” (45 and 33 rpm). 
It’s even a greater pleasure to restart the series with a contribution by Ernst who has been a key contributor to the Series and to the blog since the early days.










So what do we have here?  A session recorded on November 10, 1959 in Milan, Italy, by the Franco Cerri Quartet composed of .

Franco Cerri, guitar
Renato Sellani, piano
Giorgio Azzolini, bass
Gianni Cazzola, drums


Three standards and a composition by the leader.  No idea who is the Franco to whom the first track is dedicated.  I assume  /hope  it is not the Spanish dictator – he did not like jazz - nor is it Cerri,  I doubt Franco Cerri would dedicate a blues to himself. Photographer Franco  Scheichenbauer perhaps ?

TRACKS

A1. Blues For Franco (F.Cerri)                            3:13
A2. Stella By Starlight (V.Young)                         3:07
B1. Darn That Dream (Van Heusen/Delanoe)     3:05
B2. Just Friends (Klenner/Lewis)                        2:58





5 comments:

  1. Enjoy !
    With thanks to Ernst!
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/1hq3jb5bz5fya2w/FrancCerri_COL_SEMQ153.rar

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  2. Thanks for this. But don't you mean THREE standards and a composition by the leader? There's only 4 tracks on this EP.

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    1. Yes my friend, you are completely right ... you see what age is doing to people, I can't even count to four anymore!

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  3. Doubt I'll ever come across this in a record shop near me. Many thanks.

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  4. many thanks to you and Ernst, guv'ner of obscure Euro rarity.

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