Italy’s great bassist died today, at 95

Italy’s great bassist died today, at 95

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norman lebrecht

October 18, 2021

Franco Cerri ranks among Italy’s foremost jazzmen.

Playing bass and guitar with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli, he formed his own quartets and quintets, eventually founding the Civica Scuola di Jazz in Milan. A legend, always in his own time.

 

Comments

  • Larry says:

    He was primarily a guitarist, as witnessed by the video clip you provided and the photo of the album cover.

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