A tractor, a song, and a villa: this is jazz

Take a pre-war tractor, a guitar and a banjo, with two musicians and a jazzy Italian song from the 1930s. Then place everything at an early 1800s’ villa in Lombardy.

It sounds like a weird riddle or treasure hunt, but watch the video and you will discover how this eccentric recipe actually creates a surprising and brilliant musical divertissement.

The mind behind it all is Alberto Contri – a publicist by trade and guitar player at heart – with some help from his friend Lino Patruno, a famous musician, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, who co-founded I Gufi in the 1960s.

Here, in synch with the engine of an old Landini tractor, you can see Patruno perform “Crapa pelada”, a lively song in Milanese dialect written by Gorni Kramer and Tata Giacobetti about eighty years ago, already part of the Gufi’s repertoire.

In the background, a glimpse of the porticoes of Villa Annoni in Cuggiono, in the province of Milan, hints at this wonderful neoclassic building from the early 19th century.

It is a perfect mix of sensorial, cultural, and artistic suggestions, in step with a jazz tractor that never misses a beat.

Photos via:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGjCVdbwzxqw2FmUi290Bw

A tractor, a song, and a villa: this is jazz

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