Aldo Romano (born 16 January 1941)[1] is an Italian jazz drummer. He also founded a rock group in 1971.

Aldo Romano
Photo by Daniel Shen
Photo by Daniel Shen
Background information
Born (1941-01-16) 16 January 1941 (age 81)
Belluno, Italy
GenresAvant-garde jazz, jazz fusion, rock
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Drums
LabelsOwl

BiographyEdit

He was born in Belluno, Italy.[1] Romano moved to France as a child and by the 1950s he was playing guitar and drums professionally in Paris, but he first gained attention when he started working with Don Cherry in 1963.[1] He recorded with Steve Lacy,[1] and would go on to tour with Dexter Gordon among others. In the 1970s, he moved into rock-influenced forms of jazz fusion and, in 1978, made his first album as a leader.[1] In the 1980s, he returned to his earlier style for several albums. Although he has lived most of his life in France, he has retained an affection for Italy and has set up a quartet of Italian jazz musicians. Romano also played a role in starting the career of French pianist, Michel Petrucciani. In 2004 he won the Jazzpar Prize.

DiscographyEdit

  • Divieto Di Santificazione with Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark (Horo, 1977)
  • Il Piacere (Owl, 1979)
  • Night Diary (Owl, 1980)
  • Alma Latina (Owl, 1983)
  • Ritual (Owl, 1988)
  • Eric Barret/Aldo Romano/Henri Texier (Carlyne Music, 1988)
  • To Be Ornette to Be (Owl, 1989)
  • Ten Tales with Joe Lovano (Owl 1990)
  • Dreams & Waters (Owl, 1991)
  • Yesterday's Tomorrow with Ron McClure, John Abercrombie (European Music Productions, 1991)
  • Non Dimenticar (PolyGram, 1993)
  • Prosodie (Verve, 1995)
  • Intervista (Verve, 1997)
  • Because of Bechet (EmArcy/Universal 2002)
  • Threesome (Universal 2004)
  • The Jazzpar Prize (Enja 2004)
  • Corners (Label Bleu 2005)
  • Chante (Dreyfus 2005)
  • Flower Power (Naive, 2006)
  • Etat De Fait (Dreyfus, 2007)
  • Just Jazz (Dreyfus, 2008)
  • Complete Communion to Don Cherry (Dreyfus, 2010)
  • Desireless (Musica, 2010)
  • Origine (Dreyfus 2010)
  • Inner Smile (Dreyfuss, 2011)
  • Plays the Connection (Dreyfus, 2013)
  • Liberi Sumus (Le Triton, 2014)
  • Melodies En Noir & Blanc (Le Triton, 2017)
  • La Belle Vie (Sunset, 2019)

As sidemanEdit

With Gordon Beck

With Don Cherry

With Paolo Damiani

  • Poor Memory (Splasc(h), 1987)

With Michel Graillier

  • Dream Drops (Owl, 1982)

With Philip Catherine Trio

  • Transparence (1986)

With Rolf Kühn and Joachim Kühn

With Steve Lacy

With Michel Petrucciani

With Enrico Rava

With Steve Kuhn, Miroslav Vitous

  • Oceans in the Sky (Owl, 1990)

With Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier, and Guy Le Querrec

  • Carnet de Routes (Label Bleu, 1995) [2]
  • Suite Africaine (Label Bleu, 1999) [3]
  • African Flashback (Label Bleu, 2005) [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 341. ISBN 0-85112-580-8.
  2. ^ "Label Bleu | Carnet de routes - Henri Texier, Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis". Maison de la Culture d'Amiens. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Label Bleu | Carnet de routes: Suite Africaine - Henri Texier, Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis". Maison de la Culture d'Amiens. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Label Bleu | African Flashback - Henri Texier, Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis". Maison de la Culture d'Amiens. Retrieved 22 September 2017.

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