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Roberto Ottaviano

Roberto Ottaviano is an Italian saxophonist. He started extremely young as a self-taught percussion and flute player, but at the age of five he began to take clarinet classes at the Conservatory of Bari, Italy. Influenced by {{m: Lester Young = 11573}} and {{m: John Coltrane = 5851}}, he later chose the saxophone. After studying classical saxophone in Perugia with Federico Mondelci, between the end of the 1970s and the early 1980s he attended several workshops taught by {{m: Evan Parker = 10117}} and {{m: Jimmy Giuffre = 7059}}, undertook harmony and classical composition studies with Walter Boncompagni and attended courses held by Giacomo Manzoni and Luigi Nono

Resonance & Rapsodies

Label: Dodicilune
Released: 2020
Track listing:
CD 1
Promise; Revelation; Homo Sum; Dedalus; Omumua; Resonance; Ad astra.
CD2
Adelante; Ergonomic; Ijo Ki Mba Jo; Monkonious; Villaraspa; To the Masters; China Syndrome; Violeta; Mad for Misha.

ARTICLE: RADIO

Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra

Read "Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

It took me a while to get pianist Joshua White's album 13 Short Stories but it was worth the wait. White and his West Coast quartet are very, very good. The Australian Art Orchestra has become an institution in the Australian creative music scene. They're now directed by trumpeter and composer Peter Knight; their latest, Sometimes ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Diskonife, Bruno Räberg, Orientation of We & European Releases

Read "Diskonife, Bruno Räberg,  Orientation of We & European Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Bassist Bruno Räberg's reputation as a very creative cat is reinforced by his new release, The Prospector, an excellent album with saxophonist Allan Chase and drummer Austin McMahon. Find it on Orbis, Bruno's own label. Speaking of labels, vibraphonist Matt Moran started Diskonife as a new creative outlet for independent releases, which has launched with releases ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Roberto Ottaviano Extended Love & Eternal Love: Resonance & Rapsodies

Read "Resonance & Rapsodies" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Roberto Ottaviano torna a riunire la formazione con la quale nel 2018 aveva realizzato l'eccellente Eternal Love, ne sviluppa ancora le potenzialità e, non pago, compie un ulteriore passo in avanti, allargando la formazione da quintetto a ottetto --di fatto un doppio quartetto-- trasformandola in Extended Love. Con risultati, va detto subito, stupefacenti. Il ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell and SPIME 2019

Read "Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell and SPIME 2019" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Everyone's favourite drummer Dan Weiss created quite a stir with the debut album of his band Starebaby. That ball keeps rolling with their sophomore release, Natural Selection. And what else could you expect from a band with Matt Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Ben Monder and Trevor Dunn? The album rocks! Friend and mentor become playing partners on ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Steph Richards, Dwight Trible, Roberto Ottaviano, Craig Taborn & More New Releases

Read "Steph Richards, Dwight Trible, Roberto Ottaviano, Craig Taborn & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week our playlist is bursting at the seams with great projects, several of which explore the renewed interest in what many like to call 'spiritual jazz,' from Roberto Ottaviano to Dwight Trible's Cosmic Vibrations and Matthew Halsall out of the increasingly interesting Manchester jazz scene. The rest of the playlist alternates forward looking projects like ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ivo Perelman, Lucas Goicoechea, Charles Mingus, Roberto Ottaviano and More

Read "Ivo Perelman, Lucas Goicoechea, Charles Mingus, Roberto Ottaviano and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There's a wide swath of styles in this episode, further demonstrating the incredible depth of improvised music. From an historic live performance in Germany by Charles Mingus, to the powerful saxophone of Ivo Perelman joined by an improvising string trio, to contemporary guitar by England's Ray Russell, to rising stars from Argentina (saxophonist Lucas Goicoechea), to ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 1

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

We may still be months away from developing vaccines to tame the threat that COVID19 poses to our bodies. But given the centrality of the mind-body connection for our physical well being, we should not forget that we continue to have music to support our minds during these challenging times. So I have reached ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Alexander Hawkins e Marco Colonna Duo al Pinocchio di Firenze

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Alexander Hawkins & Marco Colonna Pinocchio Live Jazz 15.2.2020 Una delle ultime date della stagione del Pinocchio Jazz di Firenze prevedeva la prima assoluta del duo del pianista inglese Alexander Hawkins--passato qualche giorno prima in piano solo a pochi chilometri di distanza, a Prato per Metastasio Jazz--e del polistrumentista romano Marco Colonna. ...


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