Well, after a lovely two weeks in Europe I’m home and ready to get back to my “ridiculously relentless” schedule as Elling called it. By the way, thanks to Elling for covering Track of the Day for me while I was gone. Although I was only M.I.A. for two weeks I do feel a little out of the loop, so while I’m trying to catch up on what I missed I thought I would share some of my musical adventures from abroad…
“Michelangelo’70″ by Trio Chomage
In Barcelona I caught a killer flamenco show, a solo acoustic performance on the rooftop of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and took in loads of amazing buskers in the subways. In Venice I saw a great jazz duo playing fiddle and classical guitar in an alleyway and was treated to some impromptu gondolier songs while drifting through the city’s canals. The trip ended in the Tuscany region where I did more wine “tasting” than music listening. However I did discover this killer jazz trio playing nearby the Leaning Tower while on a day trip to Pisa. The group is called Trio Chomage and is composed of three young and incredibly talented musicians from Milan. I was so impressed by their set that I bought one of their CDs, which is where today’s track, “Michelangelo’70″ is from. I spoke with the lads and discovered that they were usually a violin, guitar and upright bass trio but that particular day their violinist couldn’t make it and a friend was filling in for him on a trumpet (he’s the guys playing the wood blocks on the sidewalk in the picture above). While that’s about all the information I could dig up on the group during our short chat you can find out more about them at their website below.
Okay, I won’t bore you all with anymore details of my vacation. Although I had a blast, it’s good to be home and I am anxious to get back to covering the St. John’s music scene, so tomorrow it will be our wonderful local music as usual. Ciao.