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Florence: Jazz di ieri e di oggi numero 9 — November 1959

Original November 1959 issue of Italian jazz monthly Jazz di ieri e di oggi with American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck (1920—2012) on the front cover. In this issue: Microsolco al Microscopio by Francis Thorne (pp. 5-6); Contro gli estremismi, le mode e le timidezze by Livio Cerri (pp. 7-10); Brubeck, l’occasione mancata by Romano Del Forno (pp. 11-16); Colloquio con Brubeck e Desmond by Cecco Maino (pp. 17-25); Dizzy e Buck a Roma by Romano Del Forno (pp. 26-31); Qualche domanda a Dizzy Gillespie by Cecco Maino (pp. 32-35); Jazz e Cinema: Cronache da Hollywood by Rina Donati (pp. 36-38); Segnaliamo questi dischi by Alfredo Luciano Catalani (pp. 39-40); New Orleans News: la “Southland Records” by Auro Lecci (pp. 41-42); News from England by Brian Harvey (p. 43); Jazz in Italia (pp. 44-45). Jazz di ieri e di oggi (trans.: “Jazz of yesterday and today”) was the Florentine answer to Italian’s premiere jazz magazine at the time, Musica Jazz, published in Milan since 1955. Founded and published by Alfredo Luciano Catalani, the first member of the Hot Club of Florence, the first issue, a double issue, was issued in February 1959. Editor-in-chief was the passionate journalist and photographer Francesco Cecco Maino, perhaps best known for his early connection to Chet Baker. International correspondents for the publication included Nestor Ortiz Oderigo (Argentina); Frank Tenot (France); Joachim-Ernst Berendt (Germany); and William Donati (Hollywood); Felix Manskleid and Dan Morgenstern (New York); Anthony Palmisano (New Orleans). Regretfully, the magazine was a shortlived affair. It ceased publication by the end of 1960 with a special photo edition. Jazz di ieri e di oggi was a large size magazine and arguably the most beautifully executed jazz publication ever published. Graphically, it was a work of art, featuring exquisite layout. It had a special charm and was often delicately printed on different colors of paper. The printing process must have been extremely expensive, and may explain the short lived history of the publication.

23.5 x 27.8 cm, 46 pp. Trimmed cardboard wrapper, staple bound. All text in Italian. In near excellent condition, tightly bound and clean. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the magazine available on request.


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