Enzo Pietropaoli

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Enzo Pietropaoli was born in Genoa in 1955, but after a few years, in 1961, he settled in Rome. At first, he dedicated himself to studying the tenor sax, and then moved on to the electric bass, which he quickly abandoned in favor of the double bass. He founded it in 1975, together with friends and colleagues Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto, the “Trio di Roma”. In the same period he occasionally replaces the double bass player Riccardo DelFra in the formation that accompanies Enrico Pieranunzi in concert. As a result of this experience he took part in the "Space Jazz Trio", with the Roman pianist and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra. In the early eighties he collaborated with the pianist Rita Marcotulli on the album "Summer”, in which the flautist Nicola Stilo and the drummer Giampaolo Ascolese are present.

He returns to playing the electric bass in the project fusionLingomania“, led by saxophonist Maurizio Giammarco, to subsequently participate in Roberto Gatto's solo works, “Ask” (1986), “Notes” (1987) and “Jungle Three” (1991). The human and musical relationship with the doyen of Italian jazz, the trumpeter, is also intense Enrico Rava, with whom he recorded several records, including, “Chanson“, con Richard Galliano e Rita Marcotulli, “Bella“, with Enrico Pieranunzi and Roberto Gatto, “Shades Of Chet“, with a stellar line-up which also includes Paolo Fresu and Stefano Bollani.

In 1989, for the Gala Records label, he recorded the first album under his own name entitled "Orange Park”, in which Enrico Pieranunzi, Maurizio Giammarco, Umberto Fiorentino, Roberto Gatto and Paolo Fresu are present. The debut album is followed by, among others, “Stolen Songs” (1998), recorded forSplasc(h) label e “Urban Waltz” (2000), recorded for the Via Veneto label, with the Modern Syncopators.

At the end of the nineties, together with Danilo Rea and Fabrizio Sferra, he formed one of the most acclaimed trio formations of the last decades, the "Doctor3". Their first album “The Tales of Doctor3″ is elected in the referendum Top Jazz, announced by the Musica Jazz magazine, as “best Italian album” (1998), which was followed by recognition as “improve group” (1999 and 2001). The transversal repertoire, interpreted with synergistic instrumental technique, allows the trio to perform on the most prestigious stages around the world: Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, with broad public approval.

There are several collaborations between Enzo Pietropaoli and the major exponents of Italian and foreign jazz, including Chet Baker, Phil Woods, Bob Berg, Lee Konitz, Maria Pia De Vito (with the recording project “So Right”), Curtis Fuller, Pat Metheny, Kenny Clarke, Woody Shaw, Lester Bowie, Massimo Urbani, Joe Pass.

He took part in the recording of Maestro Ennio Morricone's soundtracks for the films "Once upon a time in America" and "The Blue-Eyed Bandit“, with Enrico Pieranunzi and Roberto Gatto. Furthermore, she plays in the soundtracks of a series of films by the Roman director Francesca Archibugi: Towards evening (1990), The big watermelono (1993), With closed eyes (1994), The pear tree (1998) e Tomorrow (2001), in which he collaborates with the guitarist and composer Battista Lena, author of the musical themes of the film. The double bass player works again with Battista Lena, in this case on musical themes written by the guitarist himself for the films August holidays (1995) e Ovosodo (1997), directed by Paolo Virzì and participates in the recording of the film soundtracks People of Rome (2003), directed by Ettore Scola, with music composed by the Maestro Armando Trovajoli, Go Go Tales (2008), directed by American director Abel Ferrara, with music composed by English guitarist and composer Francis Kuipers, and Plan only (2007), directed by Riccardo Milani, based on the book by Walter Veltroni “The record of the world – Short life of Luca Flores, musician”.

Essential discography: Space Jazz Trio Vol.1 with Enrico Pieranunzi and Fabrizio Sferra (1986 -YVP Music), Riverberi with Lingomania (1986 – Gala Records), Grr…Expanders with Lingomania (1987 – Gala Records), Meridies with the Space Jazz Trio (1988 – Gala Records), Space Jazz Trio Vol. 2 with Enrico Pieranunzi and Fabrizio Sferra (1988 – YVP Music), Camminando con Lingomania (1989 – Gala Records), Orange Park (1989 – Gala Records), Stolen Songs (1998 – Splasc(H) Records), Shades Of Chet with Rava/Fresu/Bollani/Gatto (2011 – Fonè ), The Tales of Doctor3 (1998 – Via Veneto), The Songs Remain the Same (1999 – Via Veneto), So Right with Maria Pio De Vito and Danilo Rea, Nota Di Basso (2008 – Saint Louis Jazz Collection), Yatra 1 (2011 – Via Veneto), Yatra 2 (2013 – Via Veneto)

Space Jazz Trio e Chet Baker

Nelle foto Chet Baker in concerto con lo Space Jazz Trio a Macerata nel 1988. Nello stesso anno il trio incide con il trombettista americano l’album “Chet Baker Meets Space Jazz Trio – Little girl blue”, pubblicato dall’etichetta Philology del produttore Paolo Piangiarelli. Contributo condiviso da Enrico Pieranunzi Collegamenti esterni: Chet Baker & Space Jazz...

Space Jazz Trio Vol.1

Album entitled “Space Jazz Trio Vol. 1” recorded by the trio of the same name on 6 and 9 June 1986 at the Sonic Studios in Rome and published by the YVP Music label of the German producer York V. Prittwitz Und Gaffron. Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums/Massimo Rocci: sound engineer Already from their first album...

Space Jazz Trio – Live a Bari

Unpublished concert of the Space Jazz Trio in Bari in 1988 Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums On the occasion of the concert in Bari, the Space Jazz Trio of the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi presents the songs from the new album entitled Meridies , released in 1988 by the Gala Records label. The tape containing the Space concert...

Living Concert Big Band

Poster of the concert at the St. Louis Jazz Center in Via del Cardello in Rome by the Big Band formed by Tommaso Vittorini, Maurizio Giammarco, Alberto Mariani, Eugenio Colombo, Franco Piana, Massimo Bartoletti, Claudio Cimpanelli, Stefano Mastrangelo, Olivier Berney, Danilo Terenzi, Sandro Vecchiotti, Danilo Rea, Enzo Pietropaoli, Giampaolo Ascolese Contribution extracted from the photographic collection of the Saint Louis...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Live in Bra

Unpublished concert by the Enrico Pieranunzi trio in Bra (Piedmont) Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums The pianist Enrico Pieranunzi formed in 1984, with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra, the “Space Jazz Trio“ . The training records two albums Space Jazz Trio Vol1 and Vol2. Starting from "Vol3" the name of the...

33 – Rome Trio

Album entitled 33 by the trio from Rome formed by the pianist Danilo Rea, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Roberto Gatto. The album was recorded in 2009 and released by the Emarcy label. Around the mid-seventies, the Trio di Roma, formed by Danilo Rea, Enzo Pietropaoli and Roberto Gatto, performed for the...

Jazz and Italian Cinema – Enzo Pietropaoli

In the mid-1970s, musicians who wanted to be employed as session workers by film productions turned to the Unione Musicisti di Roma, a sort of union or organization designated for this purpose. In that period, several of them were hired at a fixed rate to create soundtracks of various genres in morning shifts...

Quartetto di Enrico Pieranunzi & Bob Berg

Unpublished concert of the quartet of the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi, with guest the American saxophonist Bob Berg, on 5 August 1982 in Piazza Municipio Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Roberto Gatto: drums/Massimo Urbani: alto sax/Bob Berg : tenor sax The concert brings together four of the most important musicians of the Italian jazz scene, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enzo Pietropaoli, Roberto...

Jazz and Italian Cinema – Ennio Morricone

On the occasion of the recording at the Studi Forum in Rome in 1983 of the soundtrack of the film Once Upon a Time in America, by director Sergio Leone, Maestro Ennio Morricone called three musicians to join the other members of the orchestra he directed. from the Italian jazz scene: the drummer Pierino Munari, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Live in Siena

Recording of the concert by the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi's trio on January 9, 1991 at the Teatro Comunale in Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena). The album initially released in limited copies in 1994 for the types of Siena Jazz Records, with the title "Live In Castelnuovo", is made available to the public as a CD attached to the March issue...

Pieranunzi/Pietropaoli – Live in Iseo

Unpublished concert of August 6, 1993 by the duo formed by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in Iseo (Lombardy) Enrico Pieranunzi and Enzo Pietropaoli, among the greatest exponents of Italian jazz, have collaborated together since the end of the seventies in various duo formations , trio, quartet and quintet. The concert tape...

Jazzfolk – Pieranunzi in trio

Article signed by Luca Gigli concerning the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi on the occasion of his concert in trio, with Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra, at the Alpheus in Rome. In the article, the journalist thus describes the artistic physiognomy of the Roman pianist and composer - "when listening to him, his lucid technical preparation immediately stands out, almost irrepressible, ...

The Eighties – New musical perspectives

At the beginning of the eighties we witness the affirmation of a large group of young musicians who came to the fore in the previous decade. It is not the result dictated by chance, but also configured in a gradual process of conscious growth, the effects of which will be tangible in the long run. Several factors contribute to this ascending parabola which, overlapping in...

Lee Konitz Quartet in Aversa

Unpublished concert by the Lee Konitz quartet on April 30, 1983 in Aversa (Caserta) Lee Konitz: alto sax/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Giampaolo Ascolese: drums The tape containing the concert by the Lee Konitz quartet was shared by double bass player and composer Enzo Pietropaoli. The entire material recorded on analogue support has been digitized and restored by...

Quartet by Maurizio Giammarco – First Blue

Unreleased recording of the song “First Blue”, performed by Maurizio Giammarco's quartet at the Saint Louis in Rome as part of the radio broadcast “Un Certo Discorso – Il Mestiere Del Musicista”, broadcast on Radio3 Maurizio Giammarco (saxophone), Danilo Rea ( piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), Roberto Gatto (drums) Note: The radio broadcast “Un certain discourse”, conceived and conducted...

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...

Another Galaxy – Marcotulli/Tonolo

Album entitled “Un Altra Galassia” by the Rita Marcotulli – Pietro Tonolo Quartet, recorded in November 1985 at the Forum Studio in Rome and published by the Fonit Cetra label (produced for Radio Due by Paolo Padula). Rita Marcotulli (piano, keyboards), Pietro Tonolo (tenor and soprano sax), Roberto Gatto (drums), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass) The entire material recorded on...

European Young Jazz Artist

Album entitled "European Young Jazz Artist" recorded as part of the 1st European Jazz Competition Jazz (International Jazz Federation) in Leverkusen on 13 and 14 October 1982. Various formations of young European jazz musicians participate in the competition, including the Italian "Fabio Morgera Group”, from Florence, and “Rita Marcotulli Quartet”, from Rome. Fabio Morger...

Precision of the Night – Maurizio Giammarco Quartet

Album entitled "Precisione della Notte" by Maurizio Giammarco's quartet recorded during the month of May 1982 at the Trafalgar Recording Studios in Rome and published by the Riviera Records label. Maurizio Giammarco: tenor sax/Danilo Rea: piano/Furio Di Castri: double bass/Roberto Gatto: drums On the album are: Alfredo Minotti (congas, percussion), Marco Rinalduzzi (electric guitar), Enzo...

Inconsequence – Ronnie Cuber/Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet

Album entitled “Inconsequence” by the Ronnie Cuber/Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet. The album was recorded at Recording Studio 7 in Corso Venezia in Milan on the 2nd and 3rd of November 1982 and published by the Dire label. In the early 1980s, Enrico Pieranunzi held a series of concerts in Italy with the baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber, accompanied by the ...

La Repubblica - Top Jazz '89

Article appeared in the newspaper "La Repubblica" on 28 December 1989 concerning the "Top Jazz" referendum called by the magazine Musica Jazz. Among the winners of that year are the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi proclaimed "jazzist of the year", an award to which is added "best ensemble of the year" for his "Space Jazz Trio" formed with Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra. ..

Music Inn – Stage 1980/81

In the photo, the presentation poster of the eighth season (1980/81) of the Music Inn in Largo Dei Fiorentini "the only space dedicated to jazz with such a long continuity, not only in Rome but in Italy that has seen alternating on its stage almost all the most prestigious musicians in the world“. The program included the presence, among others,...

Stolen Songs

Album entitled "Stolen Songs" by double bass player and composer Enzo Pietropaoli recorded at the Farm Studio in Cessalto (Treviso) on 23 and 24 February 1994 and 14 and 15 October 1995 and released by the Splasc(H) Records label in 1998. Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Roberto Dani: drums/Maria Pia De Vito: voice/Battista Lena: guitar/Glauco Venier: piano External links:...

Massimo Urbani & Enzo Pietropaoli

In the photo the saxophonist Massimo Urbani and the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in concert in 1982 in Rome Photo appeared in the musical magazine “Ciao2001″ Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Ciao2001 Wikipedia Enzo Pietropaoli Official Site MASSIMO URBANI – “The man who spoke jazz”

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

Over the course of more than fifty years of jazz history, the recording studio has been transformed from a simple soundproof space for capturing the musicians' performance live to a real "instrument" available to trained artists and sound technicians. Thus we pass from the members of the jazz formations of the 1920s positioned,...

Phil’s Mood

Album dal titolo “Phil’s Mood” inciso dal sassofonista americano Phil Woods insieme allo Space Jazz Trio. Il disco viene registrato il 20 aprile del 1988 presso gli Studi Soundvideocat di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Philology Phil Woods: sax alto/Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Alfred Kramer: batteria Collegamenti esterni: Night Bird – Phil Woods & Enrico Pieranunzi ...

Curtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio

Album entitled “Curtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio“. The album was recorded on 23 December 1982 at the Sonic Studios in Rome and published by the Timeless label Danilo Rea: piano/ Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Roberto Gatto: drums/Curtis Fuller: trombone The digitized analogue material was shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Curtis Fuller – Biography

Blew – Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio

Album entitled “Blew – Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio” recorded on 3 December 1988 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome. In his recording, produced by the Philology Records label, the American saxophonist Lee Konitz collaborates with three of the best young musicians on the European jazz scene of the time: the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo...

Inside Colors - Umberto Fiorentino

Album entitled “Inside Colors” by guitarist and composer Umberto Fiorentino. The album was recorded between January and February 1988 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome and published by Luciano Linzi's Gala Records label. "Inside Colors", Umberto Fiorentino's first solo album, sees the participation, as guests, of the musicians Enzo Pietropaoli and Roberto...

Alpheus Jazz Festival – Musica Jazz

Articolo di Luigi Onori apparso sulla rivista musicale “Musica Jazz” (febbraio 1993) riguardante l’Alpheus Jazz Festival (Roma) con i concerti di Maurizio Giammarco, Enzo Pietropaoli, Gianluigi Trovesi, l’Orchestra Nazionale di Jazz diretta da Giorgio Gaslini, Danilo Terenzi, Roberto Gatto. Contributo condiviso da Enzo Pietropaoli Collegamenti esterni: Gianluigi Trovesi – From G To G Fassi &...

Tribute to the Songs of Sixty-eight - Doctor 3

Album entitled "Homage to the Songs of Sixty-Eight" by the Doctor 3 trio, recorded live at the Casa del Jazz in Rome on February 20, 2008 Danilo Rea: piano Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Fabrizio Sferra: drums External links: DOCTOR 3 – Danilo Rea, Enzo Pietropaoli , Fabrizio Sferra : Lucy in the sky with diamonds

The Songs Remain the Same – Doctor 3

Album entitled “The Songs Remain the Same” by the Doctor 3 trio – formed by the pianist Danilo Rea, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra – published by the Via Veneto Jazz label in 1999. In the “Top Jazz” of 1999, referendum organized annually by the Musica Jazz magazine, Doctor 3 are nominated as the best group...

Doctor 3

In the photo Doctor 3, a trio formed in the late 1990s on the initiative of pianist Danilo Rea, double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and drummer Fabrizio Sferra. The trio is distinguished by a transversal approach in the choice of material to be reproposed in a jazz key extrapolated from the recording works of Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon, U2, Neil...

Passage of Italian jazz towards the new millennium

During the 1990s, Italian musicians reshuffled the cards of jazz invective, bringing out a corollary of infinite possibilities; what counts, above all, is the ability to grasp every signal captured in the musical macrocosm to give it its own form and expression, regardless of genres and sub-genres to be labeled as products a...

Lingomania - Programma D.O.C

Excerpt from the performance of Lingomania in the program “D.O.C”, hosted by Renzo Arbore and Gegè Telesforo broadcast on Rai 2 (1987-1988) Maurizio Giammarco: saxophone Danilo Rea: piano Umberto Fiorentino: guitar Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Roberto Gatto: drums Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli

Lingomania at Jazz Club Perugia

Lingomania concert at the Jazz Club Perugia Maurizio Giammarco: saxophone Danilo Rea: piano Umberto Fiorentino: guitar Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Roberto Gatto: drums Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio in Barletta

Concert of the trio of pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi in Barletta (Puglia). Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Giampaolo Ascolese: drums Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio & Massimo Urbani

Concert of the trio of pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi, with guest saxophonist Massimo Urbani, in Barletta (Puglia) Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Giampaolo Ascolese: drums Massimo Urbani: alto saxophone Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Autumn Song

First part - Lingomania in Sanremo

First part of Lingomania's 1987 concert at the Sanremo International Jazz Festival Maurizio Giammarco: saxophone Danilo Rea: piano Umberto Fiorentino: guitar Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Roberto Gatto: drums Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Three Images · Lingomania

Second part - Lingomania in Sanremo

Second part of Lingomania's 1987 concert at the Sanremo International Jazz Festival Maurizio Giammarco: saxophone Danilo Rea: piano Umberto Fiorentino: guitar Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Roberto Gatto: drums Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Earth · Lingomania

Casa del Jazz in Rome

In the photo (from left) Danilo Rea, Enrico Rava, Enzo Pietropaoli and Roberto Gatto with the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi at the Casa del Jazz in Rome. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Casa del Jazz – Official Site

Moon Pie - Pieranunzi / Pietropaoli / Cat

Album entitled “Moon Pie” recorded between May and June 1987 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome and published by the German label YVP Music of the producer York Von Prittwitz und Gaffron Enrico Pieranunzi: piano, DX7, composer Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass, guitar , composer Roberto Gatto: drums Note: This type of album was used in different contexts...

The double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli

In the photos (the second by Nina Melis) the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli

Inauguration concert of the Casa del Jazz

In the photo, the inaugural concert of the Casa del Jazz in Rome on 21 April 2005. From left: Danilo Rea, Paolo Fresu, Enzo Pietropaoli, Stefano Di Battista, Dino Piana and Roberto Gatto. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli

Jazz ensemble - Chronicle of a night of music

Album entitled "Jazz ensemble - Chronicle of a night of music" recorded on April 21, 2005 on the occasion of the inauguration of the Casa del Jazz in Rome. The Casa del Jazz project was strongly desired by the then Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni following the confiscation of Villa Osio, which belonged to the boss of the Banda della Magliana, Enrico...

Il Messaggero - Jazz season in Rome

Article signed by Marco Molendini which appeared in the newspaper "Il Messaggero" (4 October 1980) entitled "Jazz is not well, it is bursting with health". The article focuses on the jazz season in Rome in 1980, denouncing the increase in the musical offer by jazz clubs, theatres, festivals and exhibitions in light of the increase in hiring costs...

Summer - Rita Marcotulli Quartet

Album entitled “Summer” (1982) by the quartet of pianist and composer Rita Marcotulli. The album was recorded at the Forum Recording Studio in Rome and published by the Belati Records International label Rita Marcotulli: piano/Nicola Stilo: flute/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Giampaolo Ascolese: drums/Sergio Marcotulli: Sergio Marcotulli In 1982, Rita Marcotulli recorded the album “Summer” with the quartet in his name, formed...

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...

With Soul – Manuel De Sica/Pieranunzi/Valdambrini

Album entitled “Con Alma” by the composer and conductor Manuel De Sica. The album was recorded in 1980 at the Sonic Studio in Rome and published by the Dire label. The album features, among others, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enzo Pietropaoli, Baldo Maestri, Giancarlo Maurino, Carlo Metallo, Fabrizio Sferra, Roberto Gatto, Dino Piana , with the participation...

Jazz players and Italian cinema

The diffusion of Italian cinema among audiences around the world owes much to the close link between the flow of images on film and music. This aspect is particularly evident from the 1960s, although it finds its expressive peak in the 1970s and 1980s, when the soundtrack is freed from its mere role...

Ennio Morricone – Once Upon a Time in America

Soundtrack created by Maestro Ennio Morricone for the film “Once Upon a Time in America”, directed by director Sergio Leone The soundtrack of the film “Once Upon a Time in America” was recorded in 1983 at the Forum Studios in Rome ( known as Studi Ortophonic until 1979), with the contribution of the sound engineer...

Shades of Chet

Album entitled "Shades of Chet" recorded in May 1999 at the Diapason Studio in Rome by the quintet formed by Enrico Rava and Paolo Fresu (trumpet), Stefano Bollani (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), Roberto Gatto (drums). External links: “Shades of Chet” Live Umbria Jazz 2001

Doctor 3 at the Casa del Jazz

Film of the concert of the “Doctor 3″ trio at the Casa del Jazz in Rome held on December 20, 2006. Danilo Rea: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Close to you – Doctor3

Doctor 3 – Winter Tales

Album entitled "Winter Tales" by the trio "Doctor 3" recorded live at the Umbria Jazz Festival (Orvieto) on 28, 29, 30, 31 December 2002 and released by the Via Veneto Jazz label. Danilo Rea: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums External links: “Doctor 3” Danilo Rea, Fabrizio Sferra, Enzo Pietropaoli | Umbria Jazz 22 DOCTORS 3...

Enzo Pietropaoli: Pistoia Blues

In the first photo (from left) Roberto Ciotti, Ginger Baker, Enzo Pietropaoli and Mario Schilirò during rehearsals at the Pistoia Blues Festival in 1983. In the second photo (from left) Brian Auger, Susanna De Vivo, Roberto Ciotti, Ginger Baker and Enzo Pietropaoli during rehearsals at the Pistoia Blues Festival in 1983. In the third photo Enzo...

Jazz Club in the Districts of Rome

Wanting to trace a geography of the historic jazz clubs of Rome we must walk with the imagination through the alleys of its neighborhoods, to go back to the seventies and eighties and be witnesses, together with the Eternal City, of an extraordinary story. Our journey can only start from the Music Inn, by virtue of being...

Concert - Pieranunzi / Urbani / Pietropaoli

In the photo the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the saxophonist Massimo Urbani and the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in concert in 1983. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Official Site Enzo Pietropaoli Official Site

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Album entitled “Camminando” by the Lingomania group. The album was recorded in December 1988 at Computer Music Studios and published by Luciano Linzi's Gala Records label. “Camminando” is the last album recorded by Lingomania, a group founded in 1984 by the saxophonist and composer Maurizio Giammarco, and features, in addition to pianist Danilo Rea, to double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli...

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

In the photo (by Carlo Pieroni) the Space Jazz Trio together with saxophonist Lee Konitz in concert in 1988 at the "John Belushi" Club (Marche). In 1988, the founder of the Philology Records label, Paolo Piangiarelli, organized a tour in the Marche region which saw the Space Jazz Trio - formed by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and...

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

Interview (by Roberto Sasso) with trumpeter Chet Baker which appeared in the musical magazine “Fare Musica” (January 1982). Between the end of the Seventies and the beginning of the Eighties, Chet Baker spent long periods in Italy during which he held concerts and recorded records with various Italian musicians, including Maurizio Giammarco, Riccardo Del Fra, Enrico Pieranunzi and Nicola...

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In the photo (from the right) saxophonist Ronnie Cuber, drummer Paolo Pellegatti, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in Brescia in 1982. Enrico Pieranunzi met saxophonist Ronnie Cuber on his first trip to the United States. On the proposal of the pianist, a series of concerts is organized in Northern Italy which sees them...

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Presentation brochure of the “Space Jazz Trio” project, printed in 1984, the year in which the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi formed the homonymous trio with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra. On the front of the brochure, next to the synopsis of the group's philosophy devoted to total interaction between the three components, was the score of the piece...

Space Jazz Trio: synthesis of a musical thought

“It is essential that musicians establish an eternal dialogue. By doing this together, they connect within an ideal "Space", where musical thought, emotions and languages ​​find their synthesis, with the intention of extending the expressive possibilities of the trio and the desire to develop creative freedom, without lose sight of a specific style”. These...

To tell the story of Italian Jazz

In the 1980s, the panorama of Italian jazz was varied and offered musicians the opportunity to move freely between past and present, between classic jazz and new trends. These can look without preconceptions to a future still to be written, or perhaps to be deciphered, to try to find, wherever possible, new...

Space Jazz Trio

In the photo the Space Jazz Trio formed (from left) by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra. The Space Jazz Trio was born in 1984. The group's first album, entitled "Space Jazz Trio Vol1", was recorded in 1986 at Sonic Studios, in the Prati area of ​​Rome, with...

Urbino – Enrico Pieranunzi Trio & Phil Woods

In the photo (by Carlo Piernoni) the trio of the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, formed by the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Roberto Gatto, in concert with the American saxophonist Phil Woods in Urbino (Marche) in 1991. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Phil Woods - Live studio TV-1972 Phil Woods Big Band – Blue Note – Paris 1960

Ask - Roberto Gatto

Album entitled “Ask” by drummer Roberto Gatto. The album was recorded in 1987 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome and published by Luciano Linzi's Gala Records label. Roberto Gatto: drums/John Scofield, Battista Lena: guitar/Enzo Pietropaoli, Massimo Bottini: electric bass/Danilo Rea: keyboards External links: Roberto Gatto Official Site

Notes - Roberto Gatto

Album entitled “Notes” by drummer Roberto Gatto. The album was recorded in 1986 at Soundvideocat in Rome and published by Luciano Linzi's Gala Records label. The album features: Maurizio Giammarco, Michael Brecker, Enzo Pietropaoli, Francesco Puglisi, Furio Di Castri, Danilo Rea, Rita Marcotulli, Stefano Sabatini, Danilo Terenzi, Flavio Boltro, Umberto Fiorentino and Gegè...

Noon - Space Jazz Trio

Album entitled “Meridies” by the Space Jazz Trio. The album was recorded in 1988 at the C. M. C. Studios in Rome and published by Luciano Linzi's Gala Records label Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums External links: Space Jazz Trio – Discography

The Tales of Doctor 3

Album entitled "The Tales of Doctor 3" by the homonymous trio recorded on 27 and 28 December 1997 at Millesuoni Studio and released the following year on the Via Veneto Jazz label. Danilo Rea: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums The album was recognized as "best album of the year" in the 1998 "Top Jazz" referendum held by the...

Jazz Music - Enrico Pieranunzi Interview

Interview by Mario Luzzi with Enrico Pieranunzi which appeared in the magazine “Musica Jazz” (March 1987). The Roman pianist published two trio albums in that period: “Space Jazz Trio Vol.1” (produced in Germany by the YVP Music label), with the drummer Fabrizio Sferra and the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli, and “Deep Down” (produced in Italy from the Soul Note label), with the...

Steppin’ Live in Europe – Bob Berg

Album entitled “Steppin' - Live in Europe” by the American saxophonist Bob Berg. The album was recorded live in Perugia on 8 December 1982 and released in 1985 by the Red Records label. Bob Berg: tenor saxophone/Danilo Rea: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/ Roberto Gatto: drums External links: Bob Berg terrace Umbria Jazz 82 Bob Berg Biography

Musica Jazz – Bob Berg ad Umbria Jazz

Article appeared in the magazine “Musica Jazz” (November 1985) regarding the album “Steppin' Live in Europe” by the American saxophonist Bob Berg recorded live on 8 December 1982 in Perugia and published three years later by the Red Records label. the group that accompanied the American saxophonist was made up of Roberto Gatto (drums), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass) and Danilo Rea...

Chet Baker meets Space Jazz Trio – little girl blue

Album entitled “Chet Baker meets Space Jazz Trio – little girl blue“. The album was recorded on 1 and 2 March 1988 at the Malleus Studio in Recanati (Marche) for the Philology label. Chet Baker: trumpet and voice/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums Note: As the album cover image Chet Baker decides...

Space Jazz Trio Vol.2

Album entitled "Space Jazz Trio Vol.2" by the homonymous trio recorded in 1988 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome and published by the YVP Music label of the German producer York V. Prittwitz und Gaffron. Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Alfred Kramer: drums The first recording work of the trio "Space Jazz Trio Vol 1", was recorded in 1986 at the...

Orange Park – Enzo Pietropaoli

Album dal titolo “Orange Park” del contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli. Il disco viene registrato nel luglio e settembre del 1989 presso gli Studi Soundvideocat di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Gala Records di Luciano Linzi Partecipano all’incisione del lavoro discografico i componenti dei Lingomania, Maurizio Giammarco, Umberto Fiorentino, Roberto Gatto, il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi e il trombettista...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Triologues

Album entitled “Enrico Pieranunzi Trio Vol.3 – Triologues” by the trio of the same name recorded on 11 February 1991 at the CAM Studios in Rome and published by the YVP Music label. Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums Triologues is made up, in addition to some single pieces, of two long suites – triologue N° 1 and N° 2 –...

L’Unità – Interview with Enrico Pieranunzi

Interview with the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi which appeared in the newspaper “L'Unità” (23 January 1986) on the occasion of the presentation at the Music Inn in Rome of the Jazz Space Trio's album “Live At the Berlin Jazz Days '84, with the saxophonist as a guest Massimo Urbani Note: The concert at the Philharmonie in Berlin on 2 November 1984 by Space...

Grr… Expanders – Lingomania

Album entitled “Grr… expanders” by the group Lingomania. The album was recorded in April 1987 at the RCA studios in Rome and published by Luciano Linzi's Gala Records label Maurizio Giammarco: tenor and soprano sax/Danilo Rea: keyboards/Umberto Fiorentino: electric guitar and synth/Enzo Pietropaoli: electric bass/Roberto Gatto: drums The Lingomania quintet recorded in 1987...

Blu Jazz e Guitar Club 1990

Articles appeared in the magazines “Blu Jazz” and “Guitar Club” (January/February 1990) concerning respectively the album “Curtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio” and the concert of the guitarist Joe Pass with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Blu Jazz Magazine – Guitar Club Magazine Archive

Bella - Rava / Pieranunzi / Pietropaoli / Cat

Album entitled "Bella" by the quartet formed by Enrico Rava (trumpet), Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass) and Roberto Gatto (drums). The album was recorded in 1994 and released by the producer Paolo Piangiarelli's Philology label. External links: Enrico Rava Official Site Enrico Rava – Amarsi Un Po

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio feat. Massimo Urbani - Live At The Jazz Days '84

Album entitled Enrico Pieranunzi Trio feat. Massimo Urbani – Live at the Jazz Days '84. The album, published in 2004 by the YVP Records label, contains the concert of 2 November 1984 by Enrico Pieranunzi's trio, with guest Massimo Urbani, at the Berlin Philharmonie. Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums/Massimo Urbani: saxophone...

Super Gasoline Blues - Roberto Ciotti

Album entitled "Super Gasoline Blues" by guitarist Roberto Ciotti (1953 - 2013) recorded in 1978 at the Orthophonic studios and released by the Cramps Records label. The formation that accompanied the Italian bluesman was composed of: Enzo Pietroapoli (double bass), Giampaolo Ascolese (drums) and Susanna De Vivo (vocals). External links: Roberto Ciotti – Black Angel Roberto Ciotti...

Ciao2001 - Concert Roberto Ciotti Trio

Article appeared in the weekly magazine Ciao2001 regarding the Bob Marley concert (June 17, 1980) at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Among the artists called to open the live performance of the Jamaican musician was the guitarist Roberto Ciotti, accompanied by the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Giancarlo Aru. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli Links...

Super Gasoline Blues

In the photo, the band of guitarist Roberto Ciotti - formed (from left) by Enzo Pietropaoli, Giampaolo Ascolese, Susanna De Vivo - during rehearsals for the recording of the album "Supergasoline Blues" (1978 - Cramps Records) at the Murales club in Rome. The Roman guitarist Roberto Ciotti formed in the early seventies, together, among others, with the saxophonist...

la Repubblica – Art Farmer at the Music Inn

Article appeared in the newspaper “la Repubblica” (1980) regarding the concert by trumpeter Art Farmer at the Music Inn in Rome. Art Farmer during a short week-long tour in three Roman jazz clubs makes use of the rhythm section made up of excellent Italian jazz musicians: Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), Giampaolo Ascolese (drums) Contribution shared by...

Folkstudio - Concert Trio of Rome

Unreleased song entitled “My Shining Hour”, taken from the 1976 concert of the “Trio di Roma” at the Folkstudio in Rome. Danilo Rea (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), Roberto Gatto (drums) The digitized tape containing the song “My Shining Hour” was shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Trio di Roma – Love is a many-splendored thing.. .

Musica Jazz – Chet Baker al Mississippi

Article appeared in the magazine "Musica Jazz" (October 1981) on the concert of the American trumpeter Chet Baker at the jazz club "Mississippi" in Rome. The rhythm section that accompanied Chet Baker during the concert at Luigi Toth's jazz club was made up of young exponents of the Roman jazz scene: Danilo Rea (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), Giampaolo Ascolese (drums)....

Paese Sera - Big Mama concert

Article appeared in the newspaper "Paese Sera" (October 1985) on the concert at the Big Mama in Rome by the quartet composed by the tenor saxophonist Pietro Tonolo, the pianist Rita Marcotulli, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Roberto Gatto. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Windows – Pietro Tonolo/Rita Marcotulli Do U Lie 4 Me – Pietro...

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...

Messina Jazz Meeting – Chet Baker & Enzo Pietropaoli

In the photo the American trumpeter Chet Baker together with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli during the concert of the Brazilian drummer Josè Boto's group at the Messina Jazz Meeting in 1980. Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli Chet Baker with Enzo Pietropaoli in concert in MessinaExternal links: Smooth and Blue – Enzo Pietropaoli So What – Chet Baker 1964

Massimo Urbani & Enzo Pietropaoli

In the first photo, saxophonist Massimo Urbani and double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli during a concert at the Music Inn in Rome. In the second photo, saxophonist Massimo Urbani and double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in Caserta Vecchia in 1982, before the concert of the quartet of pianist Enrico Pieranunzi as part of the "Settembre al Borgo" review. Contribution shared by...

A day with Lee

Film entitled "A day with Lee", shot during the recording sessions of the album "Blew - Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio" (produced by the Philology label), carried out in 1988 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome. In the film, in addition to the American saxophonist Lee Konitz and the members of the Space Jazz Trio, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player...

Transmission Concertation - Quintet Maurizio Giammarco

Performance of Maurizio Giammarco's quintet in the RAI broadcast "Concertazione", by director Enzo Trapani. The saxophonist's quintet was made up of Danilo Rea (piano), Giancarlo Maurino (saxophone), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), Roberto Gatto (drums) Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Maurizio Giammarco Official Site Maurizio Giammarco Quintet – Festival “Jazz and surroundings” – Assisi...

Berlin – Urbani/Pieranunzi

In the photo the saxophonist Massimo Urbani and the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi in Berlin. On November 2, 1984 Enrico Pieranunzi performed at the Berlin Jazz Festival with the trio formed by Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra, with Massimo Urbani as a guest. The live performance will be released as an album by the German label YVP under the title "Enrico...

Joe Pass – Concerto Treviso

Nella foto il chitarrista statunitense Joe Pass con il contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli e il batterista Fabrizio Sferra in concerto a Treviso nei primi anni Ottanta. Contributo condiviso da Enzo Pietropaoli Collegamenti esterni: Oscar Peterson & Joe Pass Italia 1985 Joe Pass Quartet – There Will Never Be Another You

Jazz Club Panino – Urbani/Pietropaoli

In the photo the saxophonist Massimo Urbani together with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the French guitarist Christian Escoudè in a jam session at the jazz club "Panino" in Perugia in the early 1980s. Together with them (not visible in the photo) the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the drummer Giampaolo Ascolese were present in the Perugia jazz club. Shared contribution...

Umbria Jazz - Nunzio Rotondo

Nella foto il gruppo di Nunzio Rotondo – tra i padri del jazz italiano – ad Umbria Jazz nel 1983. Nella formazione del trombettista romano erano presenti: Franco D’Andrea (pianoforte), Eddy Palermo (chitarra), Enzo Pietropaoli (basso elettrico), Giampaolo Ascolese (batteria) Contributo condiviso da Enzo Pietropaoli Collegamenti esterni: Ah-Leu-Cha – Nunzio Rotondo & Gato Barbieri Move...

RAI – Maurizio Giammarco Quintet

Esibizione del quintetto di Maurizio Giammarco negli studi della Rai nel 1978. Del quintetto del sassofonista facevano parte: Danilo Rea (pianoforte), Giancarlo Maurino (sassofono), Enzo Pietropaoli (contrabbasso), Roberto Gatto (batteria). Contributo condiviso da Maurizio Giammarco Collegamenti esterni: Maurizio Giammarco quartet – Bastia Umbra, 20 luglio 1979 Maurizio Giammarco & Mia Martini – “Come together”

Enzo Pietropaoli & Curtis Fuller

In the photo the trombonist Curtis Fuller together with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli during the concert of the "Trio di Roma" in 1982 (the pianist Danilo Rea and the drummer Roberto Gatto are not visible in the photo). In the same year, the Roman group recorded together with the American musician (collaborator of prestigious names in the history of jazz, such as Miles...

Musica Jazz – Top Jazz 1988

“Top Jazz” ranking of the “best group or orchestra” of 1988 published by the magazine Musica Jazz (January 1989) The Space Jazz Trio, formed by Enrico Pieranunzi, Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra, was elected in the “Top Jazz” referendum in the two-year period 1988/1989 Jazz”, announced by the magazine Musica Jazz, as “best group or orchestra” Courtesy of the publisher of Musica...

Next - Steve Grossman Music Inn Concert

Article appeared in the newspaper "Avanti" (December 1977) concerning the concert of the American saxophonist Steve Grossman at the Music Inn in Rome accompanied by the rhythm section formed by the pianist Danilo Rea, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Roberto Gatto. In the initial part, the article clearly highlights the trend of those years of "accompanying the foreign guest with musicians...

Repubblica - Quercia del Tasso Festival

Article appeared in the newspaper "Repubblica" (September 1981) concerning the Quercia del Tasso Jazz Festival on the Gianicolo Hill in Rome. Among the musicians who performed in that edition of the Roman review were: the Roman pianist Enrico Pieranunzi (with the quartet formed by Massimo Urbani, Enzo Pietropaoli, Giampaolo Ascolese), the American guitarist Pat Metheny (with the 80/81 project). ..

Corriere della Sera – Chet Baker at the Music Inn

Article appeared in the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” (October 1980) regarding the concert by the American trumpeter Chet Baker at the Music Inn in Rome, accompanied by the quartet made up of the flautist Nicola Stilo, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Roberto Gatto The Music Inn of Pepito Pignatelli (descendant of a noble family, drummer...

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

In the photo (from left) Enzo Pietropaoli, Enrico Pieranunzi, Lee Konitz, Fabrizio Sferra. In December 1988 the Space Jazz Trio together with the American saxophonist Lee Konitz recorded the album “Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio-Blew” (Philology label) at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome. External links: A DAY WITH LEE – Lee Konitz meets Space Jazz...

Space Jazz Trio e Chet Baker

Nelle foto Chet Baker in concerto con lo Space Jazz Trio a Macerata nel 1988. Nello stesso anno il trio incide con il trombettista americano l’album “Chet Baker Meets Space Jazz Trio – Little girl blue”, pubblicato dall’etichetta Philology del produttore Paolo Piangiarelli. Contributo condiviso da Enrico Pieranunzi Collegamenti esterni: Chet Baker & Space Jazz...

Corriere della Sera – Space Jazz Trio at Saint Louis

Article by Paolo Biamonte which appeared in the newspaper "Corriere della Sera" (December 1989) concerning the concert of the Space Jazz Trio at the Saint Louis in Rome In the introduction the journalist Paolo Biamonte highlights how Italian jazz, and more generally European, in those years had "released himself from the relationship of cultural servility towards the American one"....

Berlino – Space Jazz Trio & Massino Urbani

In the photo the “Space Jazz Trio” together with Massimo Urbani in Berlin in 1984. The Space Jazz Trio – formed by Enrico Pieraunzi on piano, Enzo Pietropaoli on double bass and Fabrizio Sferra on drums – with guest saxophonist Massimo Urbani, perform on 2 November 1984 at the Berlin Philharmonie as part of the Berlin...

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