Sergio Cammariere: “Mina cha sings ‘Everything a man’ is a career award”

The singer-songwriter from Crotone: “He made a delicate, sophisticated, very refined version of it. He made the song even more poignant and evocative”

Sergio Cammariere considers “a career award” the fact that Mina included hers ‘Everything a Man’ on his album ‘I Love You Like Crazy’released today.

“I listened to Mina sing my song, a delicate, sophisticated, very refined version. Finally – says the singer-songwriter from Crotone to Adnkronos – a female version in a new key, the A min, or two and a half tones below the original one which is in C sharp min. The most attentive will notice that in the verse there is one more measure than the original, all this makes the piece even more poignant and evocative. I consider all this a career award, after twenty years from now on then we could consider this song of mine an evergreen, a song that will remain permanently in the memory of each of us”, underlines Cammariere.

Who then adds two memories that bind him to Mina: “In 2004 at Pescara Jazz I found myself in the hotel hall with Toots Thielemans. We spent hours talking about Bill Evans, Elis Regina and Jaco Pastorius, a great magic was immediately created and the in the evening we shared the same stage at the Teatro D’Annunzio. It was a gift to play with this great maestro who brought me back to my childhood memories, when at 14 I watched the Milleluci television program and dreamed of becoming a musician. The grace, the enchantment , the candor, the sensuality, the elegance and the voice of Mina who sang ‘I don’t play anymore’ accompanied by the harmonica of the great Toots Thielemans had seduced me. And like a strange alchemy the image of Mina, with her aura almost mystical, I found it again last year at dawn crossing a deserted and poetic Cremona, after a concert at the Violin Museum”, he concludes.