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“An affectionate blend of Neapolitan roots with the bustle of London jazz. A warm-hearted showcase for Bruno’s musicianship and considerable skills as a composer that grips from first to last”Mike Hobart, jazz critic - Financial Time
“The trio possesses a consistent post-bop/modern trio concept combining plenty of swing and harmonic ingenuity and moments of beauty, supported by sassy arrangements”Simon Purcell, International Chair in Improvisation - Guildhall School of Music
"A timeless and classic album, that takes you on a spiritual journey through life"Tony Kofi - saxophonist and composer
The word Vesuviana has a double meaning: it is a train line connecting Naples to a string of towns around Mount Vesuvius, and it is also a word used to describe a connection and a sense of belonging to the region around Naples.
This album is a celebration of where my journey has taken me, as an Italian-born musician moving to London to find my own path and my own voice through jazz. At the same time, it is a celebration of my roots, of the musical traditions that came through Naples, of the beautiful and flowing melodies I grew up around, which naturally influence my writing...
Naples-born Bruno D'Ambra is a sought-after pianist and session-keyboard player. After moving to London in 2000...
Recorded at the Bunker by Haydn Bendall, the album Vesuviana captures the beautiful interplay of these three dynamic musicians...