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Aldo Romano was born in France in 1941, the son of Italian immigrants. His first instrument was the guitar, but he decided to switch to drums in 1961. Essentially self-taught, he nonetheless benefited from the advice of Michel Babault and Jacques Thollot. He admired Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Ed Blackwell, and Billy Higgins. Alto sax player Jackie McLean took notice of him and they played together on one of the McLean’s Parisian sojourns. He met Jean-François Jenny-Clark around the same time and the two became inseparable for a long period. Both were hired by Bernard Vitet who formed, in 1964 with François Tusques one of the first European free jazz groups. For several years starting from this period, Sunny Murray was one of his most direct influences

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jessica Pavone, Maher Beauroy, Wil Blades, Nduduzo Makhathini & Other New Releases

Read "Jessica Pavone, Maher Beauroy, Wil Blades, Nduduzo Makhathini & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Another set dedicated to new and upcoming releases, with a special focus on recent Hammond Organ trios and quartets; jazz from, or inspired by, Africa and the Antilles; a tribute to 40 years of the French festival Jazz à Vienne; plus the savory “free-range sonic stew" served by Jessica Pavone, Lukas Koenig, Matt Mottel.Happy ...

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Article: Interview

Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto

Read "Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Mauro Gargano, contrabbassista e compositore barese da molti anni residente a Parigi, ha pubblicato nell'ultimo anno e mezzo due album, Nuages e Feed, assai diversi tra loro per formazione, stili e atmosfere, ma entrambi molto interessanti e personali. Siamo andati a parlarne con lui, anche per conoscere la sua storia e quella dei jazzisti italiani trasferitisi ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

All About Jazz is celebrating Aldo Romano's birthday today! Aldo Romano was born in France in 1941, the son of Italian immigrants. His first instrument was the guitar, but he decided to switch to drums in 1961. Essentially self-taught, he nonetheless benefited from the advice of Michel Babault and Jacques Thollot. He admired Philly Joe Jones, ...

Article: Album Review

Enrico Rava: Edizione Speciale

Read "Edizione Speciale" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Nel 2019 Enrico Rava ha tagliato il nobile traguardo degli ottant'anni. Lo ha fatto con la leggerezza densa di sostanza, di sensibilità che hanno sempre distinto il suo operato. In questo documento proveniente da un concerto in Belgio, all'Antwerp Jazz Middelheim Festival, si avverte tutta la baldanza della spontaneità, della estroversione che scatta spesso nei rapporti ...

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News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

All About Jazz is celebrating Aldo Romano's birthday today! Aldo Romano was born in France in 1941, the son of Italian immigrants. His first instrument was the guitar, but he decided to switch to drums in 1961. Essentially self-taught, he nonetheless benefited from the advice of Michel Babault and Jacques Thollot. He admired Philly Joe Jones, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alexa Tarantino shines with her second album

Read "Alexa Tarantino shines with her second album" reviewed by Bob Osborne


More great new music from across the World of Jazz with six great new albums to share. The second album from Alexa Tarantino on Posi-tone finds her continuing to demonstrate her skills and artistry. Exciting music from Buenos Aires from the collective known as Aves. The debut album from Chris Platt and Angela Turone ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

It Takes Two to Jazz: Part II

Read "It Takes Two to Jazz: Part II" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Second part of this week's exploration of the duo format with a special emphasis on duos featuring saxophonists as well as drummers. For the first part of this show click here PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Vincent Peirani, Emile Parisien “Egyptian Fantasy" Belle Époque ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

All About Jazz is celebrating Aldo Romano's birthday today! Aldo Romano was born in France in 1941, the son of Italian immigrants. His first instrument was the guitar, but he decided to switch to drums in 1961. Essentially self-taught, he nonetheless benefited from the advice of Michel Babault and Jacques Thollot. He admired Philly Joe Jones, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 1

Read "Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


After focusing on Enrico Rava's discography as leader, this week we explore his more than five decades of work as co-leader and sideman. The statuture of an artist can be measured not only through the albums s/he has recorded but also by the caliber of the musicians he has played with. There are not ...


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