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Giorgio Dini

Starts studying the Double Bass in 1984 with Enrico Fazio; under his guide he learns the classical technique (Simandl, Bottesini, Montanari, Bille) and learns the principles and the meanings of the so-called Ananguarde Music. Today he is playing in Jazz bands as Free-Lance, performing Mainstream, Bop, Modern and Avanguarde Jazz from Duo to Big band. Among the years he performed with: Carlo Actis Dato, Gianni Basso, Luigi Bonafede, Fabrizio Bosso, Ignacio Berroa, Giulio Camarca, Tommy Campbell, Ed Cherry, Francisco Mora, Roberto Cipelli, Antonio Farao, Franco Mondini, Francisco Mora, Bob Mover, Ralph Moore, Larry Nocella, Sam Rivers, Irene Robbins, Mike Rosen, Mario Rusca, Carlo Sola, Tanaka Takehisa, James Williams, and others. Between 1995 and 2000 he's been regular bassist of the Lil Darling Hot Club, with which regularly performed at the Turin Royal Theatre. Performed all over Italy and in France, Suisse, Japan (gigs in Jazz Clubs, tours, Jazz Contests, Festivals). Later on, his orientation went towards Avanguarde, Contemporary and free-improvisation, studying the music of Ornette Coleman, Joelle Leandre, Stefano Scodanibbio, John Cage, John Zorn. In this respect he performed in various recordings with Gianni Lenoci, Stefano Pastor, Giancarlo Schiaffini, William Parker, Borah Bergman.

Since a few years he is in Classical music playing - orchestral amateur music and baroque on the viola da gamba.

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"Very peculiar experience, fashinating, discoverable, complex [...] [...] a mix of sounds sometimes hard, delicate, melancholy, other times percussive and grooving, or strongly meditative. In any case sincere and open, brave and direct."

"With this work, following the other significative duo with Borah Bergman (One MoreTime), Giorgio Dini confirms his virtuose versatility and focus exploring the bravest lands of contemporary improvisation". - G. Segala, from the review of "Temporary" for 'All About Jazz Italia', Feb 2010

"Giorgio Dini is a new name to me. He is classically trained and plays an impressive range of musical styles in his native Italy

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

FREEDOM

SILTA Records
2010

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TEMPORARY

SILTA Records
2009

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ONE MORE TIME

SILTA Records
2008

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UNCRYING SKY

SILTA Records
2007

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ERGSKKEM

SILTA Records
2006

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Out!

SILTA Records
2004

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