Wednesday, May 6, 2009


re.collection art inc. is proud to introduce “Fabulissimo” a tribute to the late, great trombonist Al Grey. This mixed media artwork created by artist Dina Petruzzi is first in a jazz series from re.collection art inc. “While listening to Al’s music, I could feel the long notes, I sought to express that in the strokes of color”, says Petruzzi. “I’m hoping that more people will rediscover more greats such as Al.”

Inspired by Al’s widow, Rosalie Soladar and her amazing collection of memorabilia, “Fabulissimo” is meant to be an instrument of sorts, too. Its purpose is to pay tribute to one of America’s great musicians whose life was dedicated not only to playing trombone, but to teaching music as well. Grey created a jazz summer camp in his hometown of Pottstown, Pa., where he recruited other jazz greats to help him teach swing to high school students. The tradition of inspiring young musicians lives on, as a portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Fabulissimo” will be donated to The Al Grey/Rosalie Soladar Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Reserve your limited edition giclee print of “Fabulissimo” by visiting, or by calling 480.246.3662.