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Naked Lunch present a reissue of Sestetto Basso Valdambrini's The Best Modern Jazz In Italy 1962. Back in the early '60s, the Basso Valdambrini Sextet represented without doubt the best Italian jazz example. Under the direction of tenor saxophonist Gianni Basso and trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini, there was a super-dynamic combo featuring a bunch of young, expert musicians, such as Dino Piana (trombone), Renato Sellani (piano), Giorgio Azzolini (bass) and Lionello Bionda (drums). As winners of the 1962 "Best Modern Jazz in Italy" contest, they released this album that can be easily considered as a landmark record in European jazz. A fresh and ultra-swinging program based on fine renditions of classic tunes by Jackie McLean, Benny Golson, Dave Brubeck, Junior Mance, and a couple of originals including a heartfelt tribute to master Coltrane.