Jazz Journalist Masamichi Okazaki reviewed Rolff new album Gershwin on Air on the national and most important jazz magazine in Japan, “Jazz Japan”.
ENGLISH: TOPICS Masamichi Okazaki ● “…Gershwin oin Air, the new album of Italian bassist Massimiliano Rolff, released by Challenge Records, one of the most important labels in european jazz, is a great example of contemporary jazz from Europe. There are many Gershwin works in the market, but this one is very unique, considering that the leader is a bass player. In this “bass-trio” Rolff is the main pillar that supports the rhythm, and performs as well the melodies, showing a strong presence as leader…”
“…The album consists of a medley/suite of six songs taken from the opera Porgy and Bess and other eight great Gershwin’s songs. The rich musicality of the italian bassist and his arrangements offer a new graceful and tasteful experience in Gershwin’s music….”