On November 4th for “Ognissanti Suona il Jazz Festival” I had the opportunity to collaborate, as guest of Rainbow Jazz Orchestra, with Jesse Davis, considered one of the best jazz alto saxophonists.
This year was the first edition of “Ognissanti Suona il Jazz”, that took place in some exclusive The Medici Villas of Florence area. As main theme, The Festival was dedicated to the music of John Coltrane, since in this year it was discovered a new unpublished album from the master, “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album”, recorded in 1963.
I wrote the arrangements, choosing among his repertoire some of most known compositions. We played “Some Other Blues”, “Equinox”, “Naima”, in addition to the new discovered “Untitled Original 11383” and modal version of the famous standard “Nature Boy”.