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Deluxe six-panel digipack with colour booklet. Includes dozens of previously unseen photographs by Sergio Balletti and Carlo Verri. Liner notes by two close friends of Elton: organiser of the original 1979 event Riccardo Bergerone, and celebrated Italian jazz saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano.
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'On Italian Roads marks the only official release of Dean with the all-star quartet of Keith Tippet on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo-Moholo on drums. As it stands, that alone would be cause for celebration, but the high quality of the performance sets this one even further apart.'
Lee Rice Epstein - Free Jazz Collective, October 2022
Recorded live on 25th February 1979, Teatro Cristallo, Milan, Italy.
Previously unreleased. Stereophonic sound.
First official release for what many fans consider to be the 'ultimate' lineup of Elton's Quartet. A sensational performance and recording.
Extensive liner notes by Riccardo Bergerone and Roberto Ottaviano.
Booklet includes dozens of previously unseen images of the quartet by Sergio Balletti and Carlo Verri.
released August 12, 2022
Elton Dean - saxophones
Keith Tippett - piano
Harry Miller - double bass
Louis Moholo-Moholo - drums
All tracks composed by Elton Dean.
Original event organised by Riccardo Bergerone.
Very special thanks to: Marino Dean, Roberto Ottaviano, Sergio Balletti, Carlo Verri, Aymeric Leroy.
Executive producer: Riccardo Bergerone.
Restored and produced by Matt Parker for British Progressive Jazz.