Chet Baker – Cantina Bologna

Stock Photo 60s

In the photo the trumpeter Chet Baker in the cellar of Dr. Francesco Lo Bianco in Via Rizzoli in Bologna in 1960 (in the photo, second to the left of Chet Baker, the pianist Amedeo Tommasi)

Chet Baker first arrived in Europe in 1955, for a series of concerts, including in Italy in Rome, Milan, Florence and Perugia. Fresh from winning the award for best instrumentalist in the Down Beat magazine survey, he collaborated in Italy, in the period between 1959 and 1962, with various soloists and groups on the jazz scene, including Gianni Basso, Franco Cerri, Glauco Masetti e Amedeo Tommasi

In those years Chet Baker together with Jacques Pelzer, René Thomas and Bobby Jaspar were regular visitors to the Bolognese cellar in Via Rizzoli and to the house of Dr. Francesco Lo Bianco, dentist, drummer, patron and president of the Hot Club in the two-year period 1962/1963 from Bologna. Jam sessions by Italian and foreign musicians who settled in the Emilian capital took place almost every evening in the cellar

Contribution shared by Claudio Pungetti

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