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Antonello Losacco

His first musical approach was when he started his studies of classical guitar, then he devoted himself to electric bass, then to the double bass and finally to the piano. Over the years he matured many experiences, juggling between several different musical styles ranging from alternative rock, funk, pop and R'n'B to more experimental expressions and especially jazz. Appreciated and requested as a bassist and double bass player, he pays great attention to sound care, to the creation of lines and to improvisational expression. He also stands out for his compositional and solo skills. His technical research, timbre and harmonics, on the 6 and 7 strings basses, led him to be a co-designer and endorser of his instruments and of some production lines of the M° P. Lodato’s Chitarre Lodato. Active also on the field of public education in 2017, the manual "Smartjazz" published by Fo(u)r editions. During 2018 he started a precious collaboration with the pianist Alessandro Di Liberto from Cagliari, which was realized with the publication of the album by co-leader "Tesoro di Carta" published by Angapp Music (2019) composed entirely of original material signed by both. He is one of the founders of the group "Jazz Art Quartet" also formed by the four band leaders D.Plasmati, G.Liberti and F.Schepisi. In March 2020 the quartet publishes its first album of original compositions, entitled "JAQ", initiating a fundraising campaign for the fight against Covid-19, donating the entire profit from the sale of physical copies to Protezione Civile Italiana (the Italian Civil Protection). In addition to his live and educational experiences, he has taken part in several recording and video works, both as a sideman and as a permanent member. The activity of arrangement for larger ensembles, ranging from string quartet to orchestral training, has gained growing importance; currently he is the arranger of Metropolitan Music Art. Some of his arrangements were performed by Sarah Jane Morris, Vince Tempera and Mario Rosini. In 2019, he won the First Prize at the "Un basso in rilievo" contest for bass players/composers - Stefano Cerri Memorial, promoted by Area-M (Auditorium S.Cerri, Milan). He was the creator and promoter of the first Italian tour of the New York saxophone player Eric Wyatt (godson of the legendary Sonny Rollins) and the L&L Ny connection project with saxophone player Jed Levy. He also performed live in New York City alongside the guitarist Charlie Apicella & Iron City. Its activity includes awards and recognitions as well as performances within festivals, exhibitions and some of the most prestigious Italian theaters.

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“La sua visione della musica va oltre la passione per il suo abituale strumento […] E’ un musicista di grande talento che ha diviso il palco con eccellenti musicisti jazz, ma anche esponenti del pop e del rock. Ottimo bassista jazz è anche compositore, arrangiatore, autore di colonne sonore e docente.” Talenti del Jazz pugliese Nicola Morisco – Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (2022)

“C’è un persistente sapore di romanticismo in questo duo pianoforte e contrabbasso/basso elettrico. [..] Un’opera cameristica, introspettiva e per certi versi crepuscolare. Il repertorio è originale, ma ci appare come un corpus di standard d’autore per eleganza e lirismo.” Editor’s pick – Recensione Tesoro di Carta (Di Liberto Losacco) Luciano Vanni, Jazzit (2020)

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


GleAM Records


I Tuoi Occhi

From: Respira
By Antonello Losacco


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