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CAM Jazz

Smart and inventive improvisers and composers and adventurous and forward (and backward) thinking labels continue to find each other and this symbiotic relationship defines the recorded jazz scene in the 21st century. A great deal of the label searching emanates from Europe and Italy has always been a source of great jazz—not to mention film music and, of course, classical, contemporary and new music. These all come together in the recordings of the CAMJazz label. CAM (Creazioni Artistiche Musicali) Jazz was launched in 2005 as an offshoot of a mostly film music label that has been in operation for 40 years. (The original company has released music by Nino Rota, Pino Donaggio, Ennio Morricone and many others.) Producer Ermanno Basso wanted a way to have the most creative Italian musicians join forces with great jazz musicians from around the world and so CAMJazz was created. The experience of the people involved and the sensibility that have stood the original label in such good stead have served as a creative basis for the new venture and there is a beautiful uniformity that makes these new recordings part of a 40-year legacy Donald Efman, All About Jazz, January 2007 read the full article