Track

Romano Mussolini

No photos available. Upload them now.

Born: September 26, 1927 | Died: February 3, 2006    Primary Instrument: Piano

Romano Mussolini

Talented jazz musician and the last surviving child of Italy's fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini. Though never actively involved in politics, he made an important contribution to a process that is subtly altering Italians' view of their recent past and transforming his father's image from that of an irascible despot into a benevolent, if occasionally misguided, patriarch.

Ironically, had the fascist regime survived, Romano would have had the greatest difficulty pursuing his chosen career. Jazz, with its roots in black culture, was censured - and censored - by his father's government. American musicians were given Italian names so they could be shoehorned into the country's nationalist outlook. Louis Armstrong, for instance, first became known to Italians as Luigi Fortebraccio....
read more

Soft & Swing (1996)
The Wonderful World of Louis (2001)
Timeless Blues (2002)
Music Blues (2002)
Jazz Album (2003)
Napule 'nu quarto 'e luna (2003)
Alibi perfetto (2004, soundtrack)
Mirage (1974)
Romano Mussolini Piano&Forte (2002)

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact discography@allaboutjazz.com. Thank you.

No articles available.
Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 3,832 Views: 5,542
Featured recording “The Latin Taste”

The Latin Taste (2009)

Weekly Giveaways

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how