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Close Encounter (album)

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Close Encounter
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 21, 1978
StudioCI Studios, NYC
ENJ 3017
ProducerHorst Weber, Matthias Winckelmann
Franco Ambrosetti chronology
Franco Ambrosetti Quartet
Close Encounter
Sleeping Gypsy

Close Encounter is an album by the Swiss trumpeter/flugelhornist and composer Franco Ambrosetti which was recorded in 1978 and released on the Enja label the following year.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "The sometimes episodic repertoire is quite obscure and generally hard bop-oriented. Everyone plays well on this lesser-known but enjoyable effort".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Franco Ambrosetti except where noted

  1. "Close Encounter" – 8:22
  2. "Napoleon Blown Apart" (Flavio Ambrosetti) – 5:39
  3. "Sad Story of a Photographer (Someday My Prints Will Come)" — 8:12
  4. "Morning Song of a Spring Flower" (George Gruntz) – 14:29
  5. "Rumba Organistica" (Joachim Kühn) – 6:02



  1. ^ Enja Records main series discography accessed June 22, 2018
  2. ^ Franco Ambrosetti discography accessed June 22, 2018
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Franco Ambrosetti: Close Encounter – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
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