Secondo "Conte" Candoli (July 12, 1927 - December 14, 2001) born in Mishawaka, Indiana, is the second of two brothers, both trumpeters, born into a italian family of origin Emilian (Cesenatico, Forlì).
Their father was also a brass player, an amateur musician.
In '43 he was recruited by Woody Herman with which remains several years, participating in many of the most famous recordings of the Orchestra.
In 1948, he enters in the Stan Kenton Orchestra, in the same period in which there were Frank Rosolino, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Stan Levey and Bob Burgess.
Is with this orchestra that, between 1950 and 1951, Conte Candoli came for the first time in Italy.
And this time, November 15, 1960 in Milan, which Conte records for the series "Jazz in Italy" by CETRA, with the trio of Amedeo Tommasi.
During his long career, Conte has played also with the orchestras of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, and in Doc Severinsen's NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show.
There are two reasons that prompted me to publish this EP:
The first is that the Italian-American jazz musicians, should dedicate a book, and instead, just in their country of origin, there is very little literature.
I think of Joe Venuti, Lennie Tristano, Tony Scott, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Giuffre, Scott La Faro, but also to Nick La Rocca, Eddie Lang or Tony Sbarbaro and more.
The second is that this series is extremely rare, almost impossible to find where it was printed, but very famous in Japan...
Well, strange land, mine.
Jazz in Italy n° 11
Catalog# EPD 50
Recorded in Milan, November 15, 1960
Conte Candoli (tp),
Amedeo Tommasi (p),
Giovanni Tommaso (bass), Franco Mondini (drums)
Sposin' - 5'45"
Chambers Blues - 5'20"