Sebastian Campesi with violin Sebastian Campesi
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Catfish Jazz is proud to present "First Day Of Spring" as our inaugural release the spellbinding violin of Sebastian Campesi: one of the world's best kept secrets. Combine the Italian and Gypsy folk traditions, an impeccable classical background and sixty years of playing jazz -- and you have the richness of an Italian cream with triple chocolate. Sebastian brings a deep integrity and a master's depth of technique to this lovely body of work.
His philosophy:
"To me there is nothing more honest than music. The minute you pick up that instrument, if you are not honest, the phoniness will come through. I can play it all, but I prefer jazz because the essence of jazz is improvisation. When you play jazz you recompose. You have it all inside and it has to come out. The spirit has to flee. To where does it flee? It comes from inside and never dies. It keeps going until it reaches the creator of all spirituality. The technique serves only one purpose and that is to fulfill the imagination. That's the beauty of  jazz"

CD - From The Heart From The Heart
Sebastian Campesi Violin
Polly Harrison Guitar
Kyle Keener Drums, Vocals
John Sheridan Piano
Darrel Tidaback Bass
Curtis Calderon Trumpet
Evan Christopher Clarinet
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Coquette What's New?
On The Sunny Side of the Street Ain't Misbehavin'
Wave Sabor a Mi
The Nearness of You A Nightingale Sang on Berkeley Square
Sugar It's Only a Paper Moon
Stars Fell on Alabama Oh Lady, Be Good
Tea For Two .

First Day Of Spring
Sebastian Campesi Violin
Art Langston Bass
Rich Harney Piano
Herlin Riley Drums & 
Special Guest Artist:
Johnny Gimble
on "Royal Garden Blues"
First Day Of Spring CD cover
I Want To Be Happy Something To Swing About
Someday You'll be Sorry You Took Advantage Of Me
Nancy Try A Little Tenderness
Royal Garden Blues Up Jumped Spring
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Tangerine
Dukish Livery Stable Blues
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