Giorgio Rosciglione

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The double bass player and composer Giorgio Rosciglione is one of the historic representatives of Italian jazz.

He began studying the guitar as a self-taught guitarist at a young age. In the mid-1950s he played in the New Jazz Society of pianist Claudio Lo Cascio. In 1957 he began his double bass studies at the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in Palermo. Having moved to Rome, in 1970 he graduated in double bass at the Pescara Conservatory. In that period he joined the New Dixieland Sound lineup Marcello Rosa, with which he participates in Pescara Jazz Festival, and collaborates with the Brazilian guitarist Irio De Paula. Furthermore, he plays with Gianni Basso, Oscar Valdambrini, Romano Mussolini, Tony Scott, Dino Piana and others. In addition, he works as a session worker in film studios for the creation of soundtracks with great masters such as Armando Trovajoli, Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni and Nino Rota.

Militants among the ranks ofRai Orchestra, covering the role of double bass and bass conductor since 1977. For Giorgio Rosciglione, experience in the orchestral staff of the Italian Radio and Television is of fundamental importance for his professional growth, allowing him to play over the years with illustrious international musicians passing through Italy and guests of public service broadcasts; among these, Lee Konitz, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Clarke, Gato Barbieri, Toots Thielemans, Frank Rosolino, Johnny Griffin, Kai Winding, Sal Nistico, Enrico Pieranunzi, Flavio Boltro, Stefano Di Battista, Massimo Urbani, Rosario Giuliani, Tullio De Piscopo, Franco Cerri, Danilo Rea, Gianni Cazzola, Mel Lewis, Joe Pass, Kenny Barron, Steve Grossman, George Coleman, Mario Schiano. With several of these he recorded records as a session man and leader.

Together with his activity as a musician, Giorgio Rosciglione has been teaching for several years in the most prestigious Italian musical universities.

Essential discography: Tribute to Duke (2009 – Tuscia in Jazz)

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...

Friendship – Marcello Rosa Jazz Ensemble

Album by trombonist and composer Marcello Rosa entitled "Friendship", recorded in June 1974 at the Junior Studio in Rome and released by the King Universal label in 1975. Marcello Rosa: trombone/Tony Scott: clarinet, baritone sax/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Stefano Lestini: piano/Alessio Urso: double bass/Mario Scotti: electric bass/Giorgio Rosciglione: electric bass/Piero Montanari: electric bass/Gegè Munari: drums/Massimo Rocci: drums and...

Rosolino/Candoli/Scott – Live in Rome 1973

Album entitled “Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Tony Scott - Live in Rome 1973” recorded on 23 May 1973 at the Rai Auditorium in Rome. Tony Scott (clarinet, baritone sax), Frank Rosolino (trombone), Conte Candoli (trumpet) On the album the three American musicians are accompanied by the RAI Big Band made up of: Dino Piana, Ennio Gabbi, Mario...

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