Gianluigi Trovesi

Gianluigi Trovesi (born 1944) is an Italian jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He has won various Italian jazz awards. He also teaches in Italy.

Gianluigi Trovesi
Gianluigi Trovesi in 2006
Gianluigi Trovesi in 2006
Background information
Birth nameGiovanni Luigi Trovesi
Nembro, Italy
GenresJazz, avant-garde jazz, classical
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
InstrumentsSaxophone, clarinet
Years active1970s–present
LabelsLeo, ECM, Soul Note
Trovesi in Aarhus, Denmark
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugson

Early lifeEdit

Trovesi was born in Nembro near Bergamo in Lombardy in 1944.[1] He studied harmony and counterpoint under Vittorio Fellegara.[1]

Later life and careerEdit

In 1978 Trovesi won the "RAI TV National Competition for Saxophone and Clarinet" in 1978, and the Critics' National Prize for his debut album, Baghet.[1] He won Best Italian Disc for the albums Dances (1985), From G to G (1992) and Les Hommes Armés (1996).[1]

Trovesi has toured, recorded and performed with Anthony Braxton, Misha Mengelberg, Horace Tapscott, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Dresser, Han Bennink, Tony Oxley and Günter Sommer.[1]

Trovesi is a member of the Italian Instabile Orchestra and performs in a duo with accordionist Gianni Coscia.[1] He teaches in Italy.[1]


As leaderEdit

  • Baghet. Dischi Della Quercia. 1978.
  • Cinque Piccole Storie. Dischi Della Quercia. 1981.
  • Dances. Red. 1985.
  • Les Boîtes à Musique. Splasc(h). 1988.
  • From G to G. Soul Note. 1992.
  • Let. Splasc(h). 1992.
  • Colline. Silex. 1994.
  • Radici. EGEA. 1995. w/ Gianni Coscia
  • Les Hommes Armés. Soul Note. 1997.
  • Around Small Fairy Tales. Soul Note. 1999.
  • In Cerca Di Cibo. ECM. 2000. w/ Gianni Coscia
  • Round About a Midsummer's Dream. Enja. 2000.
  • Big Band Project. Enja. 2002.
  • Fugace. ECM. 2002.
  • Round About Weill. ECM. 2005. w/ Gianni Coscia
  • Vaghissimo Ritratto. ECM. 2007.
  • Profumo di Violetta. ECM. 2008.
  • Frère Jacques: Round About Offenbach. ECM. 2011. w/ Gianni Coscia
  • Anat Fort Trio: Birdwatching. ECM. 2016. w/ Anat Fort

As contributorEdit



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Joslyn, Layne. "Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 January 2020.

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