I was reading an Italian newspaper and came across the name of an Italian musician that I didn’t recognise. His name is Stefano Bollani. He has recently released a book called ‘Parliamo di musica’. He was called a jazz pianist in the article and I was keen to find out more about his music.
It was as a result of a brief search that I came across the fact that late last year he released an album with Irene Grandi and was featured on Volo in diretta. Volo in diretta is a program on Rai 3 that is aired twice a week and is hosted by Fabio Volo.
The album is called Grandi & Bollani. There are 12 tracks on the album:
1. Viva la pappa col pomodoro
2. Olhos nos olhos (Occhi negli occhi)
3. Dream a little dream of me
5. Come non mi hai visto mai
6. A me me piace ‘o blues
7. For once in my life
8. L’arpa della tua anima
9. No surprises
10 . Roda viva
11. La gente e me
12. Medo de amar
The most popular songs from this album on iTunes are ‘Costruire, Come non mi hai visto mai and A me me piace ‘o blues.
I have to say that I really like the first track which is the one Grandi and Bollani performed on Volo in diretta. Viva la pappa col pomodoro is actually a Rita Pavone song from the 1960s, but I think it is really rather catchy.