Aldo Romano

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Aldo Romano
Aldo Romano.jpg
Photo by Daniel Shen
Background information
Born (1941-01-16) January 16, 1941 (age 77)
Belluno, Italy
Genres Jazz, rock, avant-garde jazz, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Labels Owl
Associated acts Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Paolo Fresu, Furio Di Castri, Franco D'Andrea

Aldo Romano (born January 16, 1941 in Belluno, Italy) is a jazz drummer. He also started a rock group in 1971.

Biography[edit]

Romano moved to France as a child and by the 1950s he was playing guitar and drums professionally in Paris, but his career gained notice when he started working with Don Cherry in 1963. He recorded with Steve Lacy 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. 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-born Italian-French pianist Michel Petrucciani. In 2004 he won the Jazzpar Prize.

Discography[edit]

  • Divieto di Sanctificazione (Horo, 1977)
  • Enrico Rava Quartet (ECM, 1978)
  • Alma Latina (Universal, 1983)
  • Ritual (Owl, 1988)
  • To Be Ornette to Be (Owl, 1989)
  • Latin Memories (Sony, 1991)
  • Weather Clear, Track Fast (Mesa/Bluemoon/Enja, 1991)
  • Ten Tales (Sunnyside, 1989, 1994)
  • Prosodie (Polygram, 1995)
  • Canzoni, (Enja, 1997, 2013)
  • Non Dimenticar (Phonogram, 1993, 1999)
  • Corners (Label Bleu, 1998, 2000)
  • Carnet de Routes, (2000)
  • Il Piacere, (Universal, 1979, 2001)
  • Palatino Chap. 3 (EmArcy, 2001)
  • Because of Bechet (Universal, 2002, 2009)
  • Threesome (Universal, 2005)
  • Chante (Dreyfus, 2006 (with Carla Bruni))
  • Flower Power (Naïve, 2006)
  • Intervista (Polygram, 2001, 2007)
  • Night Diary (Saga Jazz, 2007)
  • Etat de Fait (Dreyfus, 2008)
  • Just Jazz (Dreyfus, 2008)
  • Origine (Dreyfus, 2010)
  • Scene Is Clean (JMS, 2010)
  • Adventures Trio (Abeat, 2010)
  • Inner Smile (Dreyfus, 2011)
  • African Flashback (Label Bleu, 2013)[1]

As sideman[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aldo Romano | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  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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