Bruno Tommaso

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Bruno Tommaso, double bass player, composer, conductor, following his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, he dedicated himself to medieval and Renaissance music with the "Gruppo Musica Insieme" and then approached jazz and avant-garde music. Between the end of the Sixties and the entire decade of the Seventies, he joined various groups, quickly becoming one of the reference figures of the new European jazz scene: Modern Art Trio, with the pianist Franco D'Andrea and the multi-instrumentalist Franco Tonani with which he made the first and only homonymous album of the formation, the "Roman Free Jazz Group" led by Mario Schiano, with Marcello Melis and Franco Pecori, the Santucci / Scoppa Quintet with which he recorded the albums "Looking Around" and "Mirage", the trio and quartet of Enrico Pieranunzi with whom he participates in the recording of the album "From always To Now“, the trio with Andrea Centazzo and Maurizio Giammarco and in the various formations of the pianist and composer Giorgio Gaslini, with whom, together with other young musicians of the new Roman jazz scene, he has the opportunity to participate in fundamental recordings of avant-garde and free jazz, imbued with strong political and social commitment. He collaborates with prestigious Italian jazz musicians: Giancarlo Schiaffini, Martyn Joseph, Claudio Fasoli, Gianni Basso, Renato Sellani, Giancarlo Barigozzi. In addition he gives concerts and plays the role of side man for internationally renowned jazz musicians, including: Bill Smith, Frank Rosolino, Art Farmer, Peter Erskine, John Taylor, Lee Konitz, Daniel Humair, Richard Galliano. In 1975 he was among the founders of the Popular School of Music of Testaccio. In 1985 he participates, as composer and director of the Rai Big Band (with Enrico Pieranunzi as guest soloist) at the Radenci Festival in the former Yugoslavia and the following year with the album "The Unrepetant One" with Renato Geremia, Mario Schiano, Guido Mazzon, Giancarlo Schiaffini and Toni Rusconi. In 1990, together with Giancarlo Schiaffini and the composer and clarinetist Jesus Villa-Rojo, the singer Michiko Hirayama, Michele Iannaccone, Roberto Laneri and the composer Edgar Alandia, he formed the group "Nuove Forme Sonore", with which he tackled the repertoire of contemporary music and original compositions. He was among the members of the Italian Instabile Orchestra, director of the Marche Jazz Orchestra and of the international Barga Jazz Orchestra. As director and arranger he works on numerous projects: “Sacred Concert” symphonic suite by Duke Ellington,"Rava, the opera goes" and "Rava Carmen” with Enrico Rava, “6 x 30 Even Numbers Give Poetry” with the group of Paolo Fresu and Orchestra Utopia, “Seven Songs” by Ettore Fioravanti, “Around Small Fairy Tales” by Gianluca Trovesi, “Beyond Naples at Night” with Maria Pio De Vito and Pino Minafra. Not only a musician with acute intelligence and technical-compositional sensitivity, since the seventies Bruno Tommaso has been carrying on, with passion, tenacity and attention to the modernization of applied methodologies, the role of teacher: in September 1977 he was a lecturer at the seminars of Montecatini together with Enrico Pieranunzi, Andrea Centazzo and Giancarlo Schiaffini (among the students were the pianist Luca Flores and Francesco Maccianti), holds courses and seminars at the Siena Jazz Foundation, at the Conservatories of Sassari, Parma, Pesaro, at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella in Naples.

He is the author of the book (written together with the music critic and teacher Alfredo Gasponi) "The school I dreamed of, music as a common good, jazz as a dialogue" (Rome, Edi-Pan musical editions 2020).

Essential discography: Modern Art Trio with Franco D'Andrea and Franco Tonani (1970 – Vedette), If not Ecstatic we Refound with the Mario Schiano Trio (1970 – Cedi), Looking Around with the Santucci-Scoppa Quintet (1971 – Fly Records), Giorgio Gaslini Quartet (1974 – Cinevox), Ma Chiere Dame with Gruppo Musica Insieme (1975 – Edi-Pan), Fragmentos with Andrea Centazzo Trio (1975 – PDU), From Always to Now with Enrico Pieranunzi Trio/Quartet (1976 – Edi-Pan) , Colors with Bill Smith (1978 Edi-Pan), Hinterland with Claudio Fasoli (1979 – Edi-Pan), Il Rito della Sibilla (1985 – Fonit Cetra), The Unrepetant Ones (1986 – Fonit Cetra), 12 Variations on a Theme by Jerome Kern (1986 – Splasc(h) Records), Barga Jazz 87 (1987 – Splasc(h) Records), Nuove Forme Sonore (1990 – Edi-Pan), Skyes of Europe with Italian Instabile Orchestra (1994 – Ecm), Rava Carmen with Enrico Rava (1995 – Label bleu), Steamboat Bill Jr (2000 – Imprint), Le Oche di Lorenz (2014 – Rudi Records)

Santa Cecilia closes the doors to jazz

Article by Attilio Baldi entitled “Santa Cecilia closes its doors to jazz” In the article the journalist denounces the closure after a year of activity (1972-1973) of the jazz course held by Giorgio Gaslini at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome The article reads – “Gaslini, pianist, composer and conductor, already mentioned...

Il Giorno – Gaslini's students

Article by Arrigo Polillo appearing in the Milan newspaper Il Giorno (March 1973) regarding the performance at the Jazz Power jazz club of some of the students of the jazz course held by Giorgio Gaslini (1972/1973) at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome In the article the well-known critic Arrigo Polillo highlights how the arrival on...

Venice – Jazz concert

Poster of the jazz concert organized in Venice from 16 to 24 June 1973 as part of the National Festival of Unity. The Modern Art Trio of Franco D'Andrea, Franco Tonani and Bruno Tommaso and the quartet of Massimo Urbani with Patrizia Scascitelli, Roberto Della Grotta, Nicola Raffone Contribution shared by Patrizia Scascitelli

From always to Now – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo “From Always to Now” del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 9, 19, 20 e 28 giugno del 1978 presso gli Emmequattro Studios di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Edinpan. Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Maurizio Giammarco: sax tenore e soprano/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso/Roberto Gatto: batteria/Giovanni Fornari: tecnico del suono From always...

Jazz Comparison 4 – Frank Rosolino

Album inciso dal trombonista statunitense Frank Rosolino per la serie “Jazz a Confronto” pubblicata dall’etichetta Horo del produttore siciliano Aldo Sinesio. Il disco viene registrato nel maggio del 1973 presso gli Studi Junior di Roma. Frank Rosolino: trombone/Franco D’Andrea: pianoforte/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso/Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Gianni Basso: sassofono/Massimo Rocci: tecnico del suono Il trombonista Frank Rosolino, ex...

Jazz Music – Macerata Festival

Article (by Giuseppe Dalla Bona) appeared in the magazine Musica Jazz (October 1977) on the 1977 Macerata Jazz Festival The Macerata Jazz Festival is organized on 22, 23, 24 July 1977 at the Arena Sferisterio. The bill saw the presence of various Italian and foreign musicians: the trio of pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with Bruno...

Jazz Music – Pescara Festival

Article (by Umberto Santucci) appeared in the magazine Musica Jazz (October 1969) concerning the 1969 edition of the Jazz Festival in Pescara A group of jazz enthusiasts begins to present some concerts in the city of Pescara. After several concert appointments, with Italian and foreign guest musicians, on 18, 19 and 20 July 1969...

The Eighties – New musical perspectives

At the beginning of the 1980s we witnessed the affirmation of a large group of young musicians who had come to the fore in the previous decade within the panorama of Italian jazz. This growth process is not only determined by the increase in the number of musicians but also by the increased quality of the musical proposals, more differentiated in content and in line with...

Twelve Variations on a Theme by Jerome Kern

Album entitled "Twelve Variations on a Theme by Jerome Kern" by the composer and double bass player Bruno Tommaso. The disc was recorded in April 1981 at the Real Sound studio in Riccione and published by the Splasc(h) label. Vittorio Gennari: alto sax/Bruno Palombini: tenor sax and clarinet/Stefano Catani: tenor sax and flute/Valerio Galavotti: baritone sax, flute in G/Othello...

Rava l'opera and

Concert “Rava l'Opera va” by the trumpeter Enrico Rava at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. In 1993 the CD Rava l'Opera va was published by the Label Bleu label in which the trumpeter, with the collaboration of the double bass player and conductor Bruno Tommaso , revisits music by Puccini (“Tosca”, “Manon Lescaut”, “Fanciulla del West”), Pergolesi (with some parts taken from...

The Rome Sessions

Album dal titolo “The Rome Sessions” del clarinettista Bill Smith e il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco, pubblicato dall’etichetta Edipan nel 1998, contiene una selezioni di brani degli album Sonorities e Colours incisi nel 1977, 1978 e 1980 presso gli Studi Emmequattro di Roma. Vengono inclusi nel disco due inediti incisi nel novembre del 1997, “I...

Jazz compared 2 – Marcello Rosa

Album recorded by the composer and trombonist Marcello Rosa for the series "Jazz a Comparison" published by the Horo label of the producer Aldo Sinesio. The album was recorded in January 1973 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Marcello Rosa, Aldo Josue, Dino Piana, Alberto Collatina: trombone/Giancarlo Schiaffini: tuba/ Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Massimo Rocci: drums/Gaetano Vituzzi: technician...

Message - Giorgio Gaslini

Album entitled "Message" by Giorgio Gaslini recorded in March 1973 at Studio 7 in Milan. The staff led by the pianist and composer Giorgio Gaslini for the recording of the disc includes several young musicians who in the two-year period 1972/73 attend the jazz course assigned to him at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome: Massimo Urbani,...

Comparing Jazz 24 - Enrico Pieranunzi

Album inciso dal pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi per la serie “Jazz a Confronto”. Il disco viene registrato nel giugno del 1975 presso gli Studi Titania di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Horo Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso/Ole Jorgensen: batteria Nello stesso giorno della partecipazione all’incisione di un disco inciso a Roma dal trombonista americano di...

Jazz in Comparison - History of a recording invention

Spesso presente tra il pubblico accalcato nell’umida cave di Largo Dei Fiorentini a Roma, il Music Inn, il produttore Aldo Sinesio dopo aver assistito ai concerti in programma era solito avvicinare i musicisti con una proposta d’incisione per l’etichetta indipendente Horo. Di origini siciliane ma residente nella Capitale, Sinesio licenzia nei primi anni Settanta una...

Jazz a confronto 7 – Martin Joseph

Album recorded by pianist Martin Joseph for the series "Jazz in comparison" published by Aldo Sinesio's Horo label. The disc was recorded on February 9, 1974 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Martin Joseph: piano/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Michele Iannaccone: drums English pianist, born in London, Martin Joseph around the mid-seventies becomes a presence...

Comparing Jazz 6 - Giancarlo Barigozzi

Album recorded by saxophonist and clarinetist Giancarlo Barigozzi for the series "Jazz in comparison" published by Aldo Sinesio's Horo label. The disc was recorded in 1974. Giancarlo Barigozzi: clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, flute/Bruno Tommaso: double bass, electric piano (Wurlitzer)/Gianni Cazzola: drums, percussion The disc was recorded at Giancarlo Barigozzi's home in the same year in ...

Jazz a Confronto Series

“Jazz a comparazione Series” is a record series licensed by the Horo label, active in Rome from 1972 to 1979. The catalog of the series consists of 35 albums, made between 1973 and 1976. In the recording sessions for the “Jazz a Confronto”, the Sicilian producer Aldo Sinesio often put together new names and...

The Decade of the Aware Revolution

Music is a game of imitation of the other in order to find a well-defined identity. This does not always happen, several instrumentalists remain for the entire course of their career pale shadows of colleagues of a very different caliber and artistic personality. But wanting to focus on the positive results achieved by many Italian musicians, we can isolate two aspects...

Pop Fable - Giorgio Gaslini Ensemble

Album entitled “Favola Pop – Reportage dall'Isola di Utopia” by the ensemble of pianist and composer Giorgio Gaslini, published by the “Produttori Associati” label in 1973. In recording the album, Giorgio Gaslini makes use of young musicians who in two years 1972-73 they attended the jazz course he held at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome: Patrizia Scascitelli, Eugenio...

Fragmentos - Centazzo / Tommaso / Giammarco

Album entitled “Fragmentos” by the trio formed by Andrea Centazzo (drums and synth), Bruno Tommaso (double bass) and Maurizio Giammarco (saxophone), published in 1975 by the PDU label, edited by the music critic Franco Fayenz. In the album, inspired by the figure of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, the drummer and composer Andrea Centazzo uses a wide array of conventional percussion and...

Jazz Music - Let's hear Pieranunzi

Interview by Guido Gazzoli with the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi which appeared in the magazine "Musica Jazz" of January 1979. In the interview Enrico Pieranunzi talks about his journey within the Roman jazz scene which began in his high school years with some jam sessions with the double bass player Bruno Tommaso and the drummer Bruno Biriaco and continued, at the age of eighteen, with...

Jazz Band - Common sense of the collective

Jazz bands represent an organic complex within which the specific functionalities of the soloists correlate and overlap, finding a common sense. Wishing to draw a parallel, we could take a flock of birds as a model in which the single element assumes a precise position based on the direction taken by the other in the group for the purpose...

Capturing the sound moment - The recording studios in Rome

Nel corso di più cinquant’anni di storia del jazz lo studio di registrazione si trasforma da semplice spazio insonorizzato per catturare in presa diretta la performance solista o di gruppo a vero e proprio “strumento” ad uso e consumo di compositori e tecnici del suono per la costruzione di un’opera musicale. Si passa dai membri...

Towards the big cities - Encounters and Experiments

From the origins of jazz, musicians have established themselves as bearers of an itinerant music, without a homeland or even less racial and cultural barriers. Traveling from one city to another in the United States, from New Orleans to Chicago, to New York, to the West Coast and, later, from the New World to the Old Continent, jazz musicians went…

The Rite of the Sibyl - Bruno Tommaso

Album entitled “Il Rito della Sibilla” by double bass player Bruno Tommaso in his role as composer, arranger and director of the Rai Big Band. The album was recorded live on 12 January 1984 in Radenci (Slovenia) and produced for the third Rai radio network by Pasquale Santoli. The disc containing the concert from...

Occupied Factory - Giorgio Gaslini

Album entitled "Fabbrica Occupata" by the pianist and composer Giorgio Gaslini recorded on 27 and 28 October and 13 and 14 December 1973. The album features the double bass player Bruno Tommaso, the drummer Tony Oxley, the violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, the saxophonists Steve Lacy and Gianni Bedori, trombonist Paul Rutherford, trumpeter Harry...

Multiples – Giorgio Gaslini

Album entitled “Multipli” by pianist and composer Giorgio Gaslini. The album was released in 1988 by the Soul Note label Giorgio Gaslini: piano/Roberto Ottaviano: saxophone/Claudio Fasoli: saxophone/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Gianpiero Prina: drums. External links: Giorgio Gaslini – Intercambiabile Blues Giorgio Gaslini sextet – mexico city free (live 1977)

Conversation with Malcolm X - Giorgio Gaslini

Album entitled Colloquio con Malcolm , human rights activist and leader of the African-American struggle. In training...

If Not Ecstatic we Refound

Album entitled “If not Ecstatic we Refound” by saxophonist Mario Schiano. The album was recorded on 25 April at Piero Umiliani's Sound Workshop Studio and published by the GEDI label (in 1996 it was re-edited by the Splasc(H) label, with the addition of other songs by Mario's Romano Free Jazz Group Schiano engraved in the period...

Bruno Tommaso - Authentic sense of making music

Among the musicians belonging to the generation that revitalized and expanded the overall vision of the Italian jazz scene between the seventies and eighties, Bruno Tommaso stands out for his eclectic curiosity and authentic sense of making music through his profound knowledge and passion for your own tool. Talking about him only in jazz connotation...

Jazz in Comparison 5 – Giancarlo Schiaffini

Album recorded by trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini for the “Jazz a Confronto” series published by producer Aldo Sinesio's Horo label. The album was recorded in 1973. Giancarlo Schiaffini: trombone/Martin Joseph: piano/Massimo Urbani and Maurizio Giammarco: saxophones/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Michele Iannaccone: drums For the recordings of the album the trombonist and composer Giancarlo Schiaffini chooses to be accompanied by ...

Colours – Bill Smith

Album entitled Colors by clarinetist Bill Smith recorded on 11 and 12 September 1979 at the Emmequattro studios in Rome (except for the song “My Romance” recorded on 7 July 1980) and published in 1983 by the Edi-Pan label Bill Smith: clarinet/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano and keyboards/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Roberto Gatto: drums After the album Sonorities...

New & Old Jazz Sound – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo “New & Old Jazz Sound” del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco viene registrato nel 1976 e pubblicato dall’etichetta Edipan. Lato A Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte, compositore Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso Ole Jorgensen: batteria Lato B E. Pieranunzi: pianoforte, compositore A. Pieranunzi: chitarra, compositore V. Restucci: batteria R. Podio: batteria T. Ferrelli: contrabbasso...

Jazz in Comparison 3 – Gianni Basso

Album recorded by saxophonist Gianni Basso for the "Jazz a Confronto" series, published by Aldo Sinesio's Horo label. The album was recorded in 1973 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Gianni Basso: soprano sax/Franco D'Andrea: piano/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Bruno Biriaco: drums/Gaetano Vituzzi: sound engineer The double bass player and composer Bruno Tommaso in his book "The school...

Hinterland - Claudio Fasoli

Album entitled “Hinterland” by the Claudio Fasoli Jazz Group. The album was recorded at the Emmequattro studios in Rome on 12 and 13 April and 14 June 1979 and published by the Edipan label. Claudio Fasoli: tenor and soprano sax Giancarlo Schiaffini: trombone Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Riccardo Del Fra: double bass Bruno Tommaso: double bass Roberto Gatto:...

Il Messaggero - Cantina memories

Article by Marco Molendini which appeared in the newspaper “Il Messaggero” (4 January 1981) regarding the twentieth anniversary of Folkstudio. The event is celebrated with a special on Rai's second network, a first-person story by Giancarlo Cesaroni, owner of the famous alternative venue in the capital. Among the guests of the two episodes there are several musicians...

Popular School of Music of Testaccio: the story of a utopia that has become a reality

Towards the end of 1975 an old abandoned building in the Roman district of Testaccio, owned by the National Bank of Communications, was occupied by a group of young artists with the aim of giving birth to a music school inside. The audacious initiative with a solidarity and democratic associative character involves figures from the musical and cultural milieu...

The Orchestra dresses up in jazz

From the radio studios of Radio Firenze, while Italy is being freed from the Nazi-fascist occupation, what will become the soundtrack of the newfound hope is broadcast: pop music with a swing tempo, performed by an orchestral body made up of excellent instrumentalists. At the end of the Second World War, these moved to Rome to join...

Jazz on the radio: "A Certain Discourse Music"

In the history of Italian radio, "A certain speech music" represents a program dedicated to jazz that is unique in its kind for the ability of the authors to combine new ideas with the high quality level of the music proposed. The radio format was born in the aftermath of the Rai reform of 1975 when the public network, through a special commission, found itself...

L'Unità - Jazz School in Testaccio

Articles signed by Maria Emilia De Luca and Giorgio Gaslini that appeared in the newspaper "L'Unità" (1976) concerning the Jazz school in the Testaccio district of Rome. In 1975 an old abandoned building in the Roman district of Testaccio owned by the National Bank of Communications was occupied by a group of young jazz musicians with the support of the...

Rai Big Band & Soloists – Jelly Roll

Album dal titolo “Rai Big Band & Soloists – Jelly Roll” registrato il 31 maggio del 1980 al Teatro Argentina di Roma all’interno della trasmissione radiofonica in onda su Radio3 “Un certo discorso musica” di Pasquale Santoli (in collaborazione con l’Assessorato alla Cultura della Capitale). Ad affiancare gli strumentisti della Big Band della Rai erano...

Il Giornale d’Italia - Rome like New Orleans

Article (by Domenico Pertica) entitled “Rome as New Orleans” appeared in the newspaper “Il Giornale d'Italia” (29 November 1975) The article contains the testimonies of Pepito Pignatelli, owner of the Music Inn jazz club in Rome, and of his wife Picchi and some young visitors and musicians in "blue jeans". Several of these are found...

Forward! - Popular School of Music of Testaccio

Article by Enrico Pieranunzi and Bruno Tommaso published in the newspaper Avanti! (June 10, 1979) concerning the Popular School of Music of Testaccio in Rome. Founded towards the end of 1975, the Testaccio Popular School of Music involves artists and cultural personalities from heterogeneous contexts: Bruno Tommaso, Enrico Pieranunzi, Maurizio Giammarco,...

15:25:50 Europe/Rome

In the photos (by Carlo Pieroni) the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the trombonist Dino Piana, the double bass player Bruno Tommaso and the drummer Roberto Gatto in concert in Macerata in 1977. Contributions shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Unknown title Massimo Urbani Macerata 1987

Comparison of Jazz 8 – Schiano/Gaslini

Album recorded by saxophonist Mario Schiano with pianist and composer Giorgio Gaslini for the series "Jazz a Confronto" published by the Horo label of the producer Aldo Sinesio. The disc was recorded on February 12, 1974 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Mario Schiano: alto saxophone/Giorgio Gaslini: piano/Maurizio Giammarco: soprano saxophone/Toni Formichella: soprano saxophone/Massimo Urbani: alto saxophone/Bruno...

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Article entitled “On new Italian jazz” by Arrigo Polillo, which appeared in the weekly Epoca (1976). In the article, the well-known music critic makes a careful examination of the affirmation of the phenomenon of the new jazz scene in various Italian cities in the early Seventies. In Rome, seventy young musicians take part in the initiative to perform in the tent of the Teatro Circo, in the neighborhood...

Folkstudio - Group of Marcello Rosa

In the photo, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with trombonists Marcello Rosa and Giancarlo Schiaffini in concert at the Folkstudio in Rome in the early seventies. Marcello Rosa's group was formed, in addition to Enrico Pieranunzi and Giancarlo Schiaffini, by the double bass player Bruno Tommaso, the drummer Massimo Rocci, the percussionist Alex Serra and the trombonists Alberto...

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

In the photo (from left) the drummer Roberto Gatto, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the double bass player Bruno Tommaso at the “Francobollo” Jazz Club (Brescia) in 1978. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Cherokee – Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet – 7 July 1978 Mestre

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

Album entitled “On Waiting List” by saxophonist Mario Schiano. The album was recorded in December 1973 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Mario Schiano, Maurizio Giammarco, Tony Formichella: saxophone/Domenico Guaccero: organ/Giancarlo Schiaffini: trombone/Gaetano Delfini: trumpet/Roberto Della Grotta, Bruno Tommaso: double bass/ Michele Iannaccone: drums External links: Mario Schiano and Giorgio Gaslini – Unita' (1974)...

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Photo of the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the double bass player Bruno Tommaso at the Siena Jazz Seminars in 1981. Enrico Pieranunzi and Bruno Tommaso were teachers at the Siena Jazz Seminars for several years. In particular, Tommaso was responsible for two projects promoted as part of the summer seminars held in the Tuscan city: "L'Orchestra Laboratorio", organized with...

Imola 1978 - Enrico Pieranunzi's Quartet

In the photo (by Roberto Masotti) Enrico Pieranunzi's quartet in concert in Imola in 1978. Enrico Pieranunzi's trio formed by the double bass player Bruno Tommaso and the drummer Roberto Gatto takes part in the 1977 Macerata Festival and the following year in the Bergamo and Zurich. With the addition of saxophonist Maurizio Giammarco the...

On the Underground Road – Santucci/Scoppa

Album entitled "On the Underground Road" by trumpeter Cicci Santucci and saxophonist Enzo Scoppa recorded in Rome in June 1971 and released by Tito Fontana's Dire label. The album, produced by the composer and conductor Piero Umiliani, features Franco D'Andrea (piano, electric piano), Bruno Tommaso (double bass), Bruno Biriaco, Gegè Munari, Roberto...

Ciao2001 – Festival Jazz & Blues

Articolo (a firma di Dario Salvatori) apparso sulla rivista settimanale Ciao2001 (marzo 1973) riguardante il “Festival Jazz & Blues” allestito al “Torchio” (teatro situato nel quartiere Trastevere di Roma). Il “Festival Jazz & Blues” viene organizzato e autogestito da giovani musicisti della scena jazzistica romana. La promozione dell’evento prevedeva la vendita dei biglietti a prezzi...

Skies of Europe – Italian Instabile Orchestra

Album entitled "Skies of Europe" by the Italian Instabile Orchestra recorded at the F.L.O.G Auditorium in Florence in 1994 and released by the ECM label the following year. The Italian Instabile Orchestra was founded in 1990 by trumpeter Pino Minafra with Riccardo Bergerone and Vittorino Curci. The orchestral ensemble is characterized by the fact that it brings together musicians and authors from localities and...

Jazz Music - Montemario Jazz Collective

Articoli (a firma di Aldo Di Russo e Giacomo Pellicciotti) apparsi sulla rivista “Musica Jazz (1973) riguardante il “Collettivo Jazz” e “Musicom”, associazioni di giovani musicisti in attività nei primi anni Settanta con finalità di promozione del jazz nelle borgate e quartieri popolari di Roma e miglioramento delle condizioni degli operatori musicali Tra i partecipanti...

The Unrepentant Ones

Album dal titolo The Unrepentant Ones registrato il 17 febbraio del 1986 presso lo Studio M del Centro di produzione radiofonica della Rai all’interno del programma “Un Certo discorso musica” di Pasquale Santoli A metà degli anni Ottanta un gruppo di musicisti, Guido Mazzon, Toni Rusconi, Renato Geremia, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Bruno Tommaso, Mario Schiano, scelgono di...

Modern Art Trio

Album dal titolo Modern Art Trio. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 17 e 19 aprile del 1970 presso il Sound Workshop di Piero Umiliani, con la supervisione del progettista dello studio Paolo Ketoff, e pubblicato dall’etichetta Vedette Records. Franco D’Andrea: pianoforte, piano elettrico, sax soprano/Franco Tonani: batteria, tromba/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso Il Modern Art Trio nasce...

South - Mario Schiano

Album entitled “Sud” by the Neapolitan saxophonist Mario Schiano. The album was recorded in 1973 at Studio 38 in Rome and produced by Vincenzo Micocci for the Tomorrow label (subsidiary label of RCA). The lineup that accompanied the saxophonist was composed of: Massimo Urbani, Eugenio Colombo, Tony Formichella, Roberto Della Grotta , Tommaso Vittorini, Maurizio Giammarco,...

Ciao2001 - Suonosfera Group

Article (by Dario Salvatori) appeared in the weekly magazine "Ciao2001" (1974) concerning the concert of the group "Suonosfera" at the Beat '72 theater research center in Rome. The Suonosfera group was born in Rome in October 1973 from an idea of ​​the saxophonist Maurizio Giammarco. The training made use of the contribution of musicians: Tony Ackermann (guitar and viola), Eugenio Colombo (flute and...

Buster Keaton Project - Bruno Tommaso

In the photo (from left standing): Paolo Fresu, Umberto Fiorentino, Ettore Fioravanti, Enzo Pietropaoli, Danilo Terenzi, Bruno Tommaso. (seated from left): Maurizio Giammarco, Eugenio Colombo, Roberto Ottini. The project dedicated to the actor and director Buster Keaton by the composer and double bass player Bruno Tommaso involved the performance, by a nine-piece ensemble, of music by him...

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