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Roberto Bonati and Diana Torto: Heureux Comme Avec Une Femme

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There are few musical things as exciting as a top-class vocalist fronting a full-on big band. Just a few. One of those is a top-class vocalist paired with a single, equally talented, instrumentalist. Heureux Comme Avec Une Femme provides that form of musical excitement courtesy of Italian double bassist and composer Roberto Bonati and vocalist Diana Torto.It's rare to hear a vocalist capable of the intensity that Torto can muster: rare, also, to hear the double bass played ...

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Roberto Bonati Trio: Bianco il vestito nel buio

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Spending considerable time as Artistic Director of Italy's creative ParmaFrontiere-- occurring in Parma each fall, a festival small in size but broad in scope--Roberto Bonati spends the rest of his time as a double bassist who, amongst other things, is one of GIanluigi Trovesi's top-calls, last heard with the Italian saxophonist/clarinetist's Ottetto on Fugace (ECM, 2003). Leading his own groups, more often than not Bonati writes for larger ensembles, specifically the ParmaFrontiere Orchestra that includes, amongst others, Siena-based pianist Stefano ...

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Roberto Bonati & ParmaJazz Frontiere Festival Orchestra, Schola Gregoriana F: Paer Choir: Le Reve Du Jongleur

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Italian Bassist/composer and conductor Roberto Bonati has performed with some of Europe’s finest modern jazz musicians along with Americans; saxophonist Dave Liebman, pianist Ritchie Bierach and many others. With his latest release, Le Reve Du Jongleur the artist conducts the “Parma Jazz Frontiere Festival Orchestra through a series of originals, and pieces composed during the Middle Ages. Bonati iterates his intentions in the liners: “The work, representing the Orchestra’s interpretation of the origins of Western music, was written with the ...



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