Coltrane/Tommasi – Caffe Mexico

Stock Photo 60s

In the photo the American saxophonist John Coltrane, among the most important and influential in the history of jazz, and the pianist Amedeo Tommasi at the Caffe Mexico in Bologna in 1962 (on the left Dr. Francesco Lo Bianco, dentist, drummer, patron and president of the Hot Club of Bologna in the two-year period 1962/1963)

Having moved to Bologna in 1952 to study medicine at university, pianist Amedeo Tommasi approached the fervent local jazz scene. He forms a trio with double bass player Maurizio Majorana and drummer Mario Camassa. The two are later replaced respectively by Giovanni Tommaso and Franco Mondini. With this formation he participated in the Rai radio competition, La Coppa del Jazz, in which he placed fifth.

Contribution shared by Claudio Pungetti

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