Danilo Terenzi

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Trombonist and composer Danilo Terenzi (1956 – 1995) was an important figure on the Italian free jazz and avant-garde scene.

In the two-year period 1972-1973 he attended the jazz course held by Giorgio Gaslini at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, together with other young musicians from the Roman jazz scene, such as Patrizia Scascitelli, Massimo Urbani, Bruno Tommaso, Eugenio Colombo, Maurizio Giammarco, Gaetano Delfini, Roberto Della Grotta, Nicola Raffone. He graduated from the Conservatory of Rome in 1975. He collaborates with Giorgio Gaslini, participating in the recording of the albums Message and Pop fairy tale and forms a quartet with saxophonist Massimo Urbani. He also takes part in the pianist's “Idea” quintet Gaetano Liguori, formed by Massimo Urbani, Roberto Del Piano and Filippo Monico.

He recorded in England with saxophonist Chris Biscoe and in the nineties in a trio with Wolfgang Reisinger and Wolfgang Mitterer. He plays in the ranks of the National Italian Jazz Orchestra and the Art Vienna Orchestra. He holds the role of teacher at the Popular School of Music of Testaccio.

During his short career Danilo Terenzi has collaborated with prestigious names of Italian and international jazz: Mike Westbrook, Steve Lacy, Kenny Wheeler, Lester Bowie, Archie Step, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Antonello Salis, Sandro Satta, Marcello Rosa, Riccardo Fassi, Roberto Gatto and several others.

Essential discography: Pop fable with Giorgio Gaslini (1973 – Associate Producers), Gaetano Liguori Idea Quintet – Live Palazzina Liberty Milano (1999 – Philology)

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...

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,...

Gaetano Liguori Idea Quintet

Album entitled “Live Palazzina Liberty Milano” by the Gaetano Liguori Idea Quintet formed by Massimo Urbani (alto sax), Roberto Del Piano (fender bass), Filippo Monico (drums), Danilo Terenzi (trombone). On 20, 21, 22 and 23 March 1979, the Quintet of pianist Gaetano Liguori held four concerts at the headquarters of the "La Comune Theater Collective"...

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...

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...

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...

Quercia del Tasso workshop

In the photos, the "Laboratorio Quercia del Tasso" ensemble in concert in July 1978. In the 1978 edition of the Jazz Quercia del Tasso Festival, set up on the Gianicolo Hill in Rome, an orchestral workshop was organized which brought together musicians from different backgrounds and jazz backgrounds: Enrico Rava, Eugenio Colombo, Danilo Terenzi, Massimo Urbani, Noel McGhee, Steve Lacy, Steve...

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