Reborn splendid Jannacci songs with orchestra and top interpreter Mina,
This review is from: Mina Quasi Jannacci (Audio CD)
A collection of great songs by the influential Italian singer-songwriter Enzo Jannacci, (sometimes in regional dialect), completely reborn in versions and interpretations by the living legend singer Mina and the excellent orchestrator maestro Gianni Ferrio.
The opener "Rino" is a short, tender, then ever so powerful and passionately growing musical jewel, showing what a fantastic singer Mina is.
Strong melodies like "E l'era tardi" (with 'spoken' participation of Jannacci himself) and the unforgettable "La sera che parti' mio padre" (a touching anti-war song), are likely to stay on your mind for weeks!
"Saxophone" is playful and with a bigband style, as Jannacci had a jazz background himself.
The socially themed "Vincenzina e la fabbrica" and "E sa ve' " are sensitive masterpieces (although not for every average listener) with refined orchestral arrangements by conductor Ferrio.
"Tira a campa' " reminds me of circus grandeur. "Vita vita" was used as the main theme on the soundtrack of the film "Gran bollito" (Black Journal). Closing track "Ecco tutto qui" becomes a typical grand 70's Mina classic.
What a combination of talent here! This conceptual tribute album is a timeless musical accomplishment!