For all those who loved the iconic film ‘The Blues Brothers’, ‘Blue’ Lou Marini was the saxophonist with the moustache and flowing long hair who co-starred in the epic scene with Aretha Franklin and Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy in the classic song “Think”, but the musician from Charleston, South Carolina had already been, since the seventies, on the scene in a career full of achievements. For a while, in the horn section of David Clayton-Thomas’ Blood, Sweat & Tears and later with his future music partner Tom ‘Bones’ Malone on trombone before joining the ‘house band’ which served as the basis for the famous series ‘Saturday Night Live’ where, among a large variety of musicians/cabarets actors, he met John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The list of records to which he gave his contribution was very long, not only on sax but also on many other wind instruments, starting from the mid-seventies where he took part in Lou Reed’s ‘Sally Can’t Dance’ and ‘Night Lights’ by Elliott Murphy and then continued with the sessions of excellent albums such as Levon Helm’s solo debut, enriching an already great wind section, the ‘Zappa in New York’ of the great Italian-American guitarist with whom he shared his origins, productions by Garland Jeffreys, J. Geils Band, BB King, Donald Fagen, Laura Nyro, Dionne Warwick and countless others spanning rock, blues, jazz, fusion and songwriting. His outstanding musical journey has led him to visit our country several times and in the coming weeks he will once again be the protagonist with a series of concerts in which he will be accompanied by the Italian Groovers with Alessandro Chiappetta on guitar, Gianluca Di Lenno on the hammond organ, Enzo Zirilli on drums plus various guests who will, on rotation, play on the various dates of the tour. A more than tempting opportunity to witness first hand this sax player who has displayed extreme talent throughout his career. On February 21st Lou Marini and The Italian Grooves will be in concert at Ca’Berti in Levizzano Rangone (MO).