From San Francisco to Sardinia, passing through Rome: it is the parable between music and poetry that ideally draws Paolo Fresu, protagonist on the trumpet and flugelhorn with his new trio – Dino Rubino on the piano, Marco Bardoscia on the double bass, Daniele Di Bonaventura on the bandoneon – of the concert “Ferlinghetti”, named after the poet and editor of the beat generation Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an American with an Italian father (who died before he was born), to be precise Lombard, and a Franco-Portuguese mother (hospitalized in an asylum when he was only a few months), a life between France and the USA, before moving permanently to California. Fresu, ‘king’ of Italian jazz, creator in his Sardinia of the ‘Time in Jazz’ review starting tomorrow, tonight at the Casa del Jazz in Rome offers a concert in which the soundtrack of the docufilm ‘The last beat’ of the director Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani, signed by the Sardinian musician. The feature film was designed to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Ferlinghetti, born in March 1919 and who died in February 2021 on the eve of his 102 years. A long and even ‘wide’ life, marked by his poems and the activity of his publishing house, City Lights, which from Allen Ginsberg to Jack Kerouac has made beat generation literature known all over the world. (by Enzo Bonaiuto)
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