Album: Richard Galliano, Nino Rota (Deutsche Grammophon)

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This dream team of accordionist Galliano playing Fellini's favourite composer with trumpeter Dave Douglas, reeds master John Surman, bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Clarence Penn appears as part of the London Jazz Festival at the South Bank on Thursday.

On the recording, so respectful is Galliano to both Rota and jazz that an effective synthesis between the two isn't always apparent, unlike Hal Willner's experimental Amacord from years ago.