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1.    black ball 

2.   tortilla

3.   tune for emanuele 

4.   brown ball 

5.   in the wee small hours of the morning

6.   we see

7.   ruby my dear

8.   060804

9.   cream of mandarins

Jonathan Gee (piano), Danilo Gallo (double bass), Alessandro Minetto (drums)

recorded live in Rome at the 

Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival

20 August 2006

00:00 / 01:07
00:00 / 04:12

The set was recorded at the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome back in 2006, when the trio of Gee and Italian rhythm section Danilo Gallo (bass) and Alessandro Minetto (drums) were touring their debut album, Cream of Mandarins, and judging by this performance it's a shame we haven't heard more from them since. The tunes, a mixture of originals and standards, are well selected, and Gee demonstrates a McCoy Tyner-ish intensity and virtuosity on the likes of ‘Black Ball’, besides offering a searching unaccompanied take on ‘Ruby, My Dear’. 

Robert Shore, Jazzwise

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