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Franco Ambrosetti (born 10 December 1941) is a jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer. He was born in Lugano, Switzerland; his father, Flavio, was a saxophonist who once played opposite Charlie Parker.[1] He has recorded several albums for Enja Records, and worked professionally with his father in a group which also included George Gruntz.[2]

Franco Ambrosetti
Born (1941-12-10) 10 December 1941 (age 77)
Lugano, Switzerland
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsTrumpet, flugelhorn
WebsiteOfficial website

Ambrosetti has classical piano training and is also a self-taught trumpeter. Ambrosetti has worked with several American and European musicians in recordings and at jazz festivals and concerts, including Kenny Clarke, Dexter Gordon, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderley, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Hal Galper and Romano Mussolini. Ambrosetti also holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Basel.

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DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Swiss All Stars (1964)
  • A Jazz Portrait of Franco Ambrosetti (1965)
  • The Jazz Live Situation (1972)
  • Jazz A Confronto 11 (Horo, 1974)
  • Steppenwolf (PDU, 1975)
  • Franco Ambrosetti Quartet (PDU, 1976)
  • Flavio e Franco Ambrosetti (1976)
  • Close Encounter (Enja, 1979)
  • Sleeping Gypsy (Gryphon, 1980) arranged and orchestrated by Don Sebesky
  • Heartbop (Enja, 1981)
  • Wings (Enja, 1984)
  • Tentets (Enja, 1985)
  • Movies (Enja, 1987)
  • Movies Too (Enja, 1988)
  • Music for Symphony and Jazz Band (Enja, 1990)
  • Live at the Blue Note (Enja, 1992)
  • Switzerjazz
  • Light Breeze (Enja, 1997)
  • Iseo Jazz 98 : La via di Armstrong (1998)
  • Grazie Italia (Enja, 2000)
  • European Legacy (Enja, 2003)
  • Liquid Gardens (Enja, 2006)
  • The Wind (Enja, 2007)
  • Cycladic Moods (Enja, 2012)
  • After the Rain (Enja, 2015)
  • Cheers (Enja, 2017)

CompilationsEdit

  • Gin and Pentatonic (Enja, 1992)

As sidemanEdit

With Flavio Ambrosetti

  • Flavio Ambrosetti Quintet (1967)

With George Gruntz

With Franco Tonani

  • Night in Fonorama (1964)

With Others

  • Alfredo Golino – China (1989)
  • Mark Hauser – There's No Way Out (1994)
  • Paul Heller – Kaleidoscope (1996)
  • Antonio FaraoAntonio Farao Quartet featuring Franco Ambrosetti (1996)
  • Jazz Fantasy – Undiscovered Hits (1998)
  • Giorgio Azzolini – Tribute to Someone (1998)
  • Philip Stökli – The Horizon (1998)
  • Chico FreemanFace to Face (1999)
  • The Winners – Live at the Dolder Grand Hôtel Zurich (2000)
  • Italian Trumpet Summit (2001)
  • Jazz Fantasy – The Music of Sting (2004)
  • Enrico Intra – Live in Milan (2009)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby and Priestley, Brian Rough Guide to Jazz Rough Guides, 2004 ISBN 1-84353-256-5 ISBN 978-1-84353-256-9 at Google Books
  2. ^ Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. p. 11. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.

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