Massimo Urbani

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Massimo Urbani (8 May 1957 – 23 June 1993) was an Italian jazz alto saxophonist. He played principally in the bebop style.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Urbani was born in Primavalle, Rome on 8 May 1957, the oldest of five brothers.[2] His first instrument, from 1968, was the clarinet, but he soon switched to the alto saxophone.[2]

Urbani died of a heroin overdose on 23 June 1993.[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that "Urbani's senseless death robbed Europe of a player whose records are a flawed testament to a bopper of enormous guts and facility."[3]

Discography[edit]

  • 1974 Jazz a Confronto 13 (Horo)
  • 1977 Invitation (Philology
  • 1979 360° Aeutopia (Red)
  • 1980 Dedications to A.A. & J.C. – Max's Mood (Red)
  • 1981 Go Max Go (Philology)
  • 1983 Max Leaps In with Tullio De Piscopo, Mike Melillo, Massimo Moriconi)
  • 1984 The Urbisaglia Voncert (Philology)
  • 1987 Easy to Love (Red)
  • 1987 Duets Improvisations for Yardbird with Mike Melillo (Philology)
  • 1988 Urlo (Elicona)
  • 1990 Out of Nowhere (Splasc)
  • 1991 Round About Max with Strings (Sentemo)
  • 1993 The Blessing (Red)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook & Morton 2008, p. 1434.
  2. ^ a b c Bailey, C. Michael (18 March 2005) "Remembering Saxophonist Massimo Urbani". AllAboutJazz.
  3. ^ Cook & Morton 2008, p. 1433.
Bibliography

Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. Penguin.