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March 9, 2006

Bobo Stenson: A Discography

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By BUDD KOPMAN

Over the course of forty years, pianist Bobo Stenson (born 1944, Vasteras, Sweden) has been able to adapt himself to contribute in whatever way is necessary for the music at hand. Always being himself yet never calling attention to his prowess, he plies his skills on projects and always ends up leaving his mark. As a leader, he is an alchemist who can extract, expose, and elevate the essence of a composition. Stenson's intensity is quite reserved, and the resulting impact of his music is cumulative rather than showy. A solo might never get very loud or ...

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October 30, 2004

Roberto Ottaviano

By PIERPAOLO FAGGIANO

Roberto Ottaviano Instrument: Saxophones, clarinets, composition, arrangementDate of Birth: December 21, 1957Birthplace: baritone, Italy Biography Roberto Ottaviano (composer, saxophonist, teacher) still present on musical panorama for about 20 years, has made his first record debut as leader in 1983 with Aspects for Tactus Records, introducing a group based on strong personalities like Giancarlo Schiaffini, Paolo Fresu and Carlo Actis Dato. This cooperation leads to a mature and advanced work of writing and improvisation for the musical Italian panorama during that period. Thanks ...

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