Les Fleurs Bleues (Label Bleu 2001)
11 de diciembre de 2012 § Deja un comentario
STEFANO BOLLANI… pianista italiano de jazz con una gran formación clásica capaz de tocar lo q le plazca con maestría e improvisación académica. Me enloqueció con un disco dedicado a compositores brasileños CARIOCA al q me remitiré en un futuro como “pieza seleccionada”. Destacaré el tema “dans mon île” acompañado por Scott Colley al bajo y Clarence Penn a la batería. LISTEN!
Jazz pianist Stefano Bollani was born in Milan, Italy, on December 5, 1972. He began playing piano as a child in order to accompany his singing, but soon concentrated solely on the instrument, enrolling in a conservatory in Florence when he was 11. There, he studied both jazz and pop music, and after graduating in 1993, added his keyboard skills to albums for many of Italy’s top pop stars, including Laura Pausini,Irene Grandi, and Jovanotti. When working with the latter in 1996 he met avant-garde jazz trumpeter Enrico Rava, who invited the young pianist to play with him in Paris, an opportunity Bollani quickly accepted. He then began to release more jazz albums, first with his trio (completed by bassist Ares Tavolazzi and drummer Walter Paoli) but also as a solo artist (like on 2003’s Småt Småt and 2006’s Piano Solo) as well as with other trios (2002’s Fleurs Bleues drew from the talents of bassist Scott Colley and drummer Clarence Penn, while 2005’s Gleda: Songs from Scandinavia used Jesper Bodilsen and Morten Lund) and even a quintet (2006’s I Visionari). Bollani has also appeared on stages at the Umbria and Montreal Jazz Festivals, among others, and has performed with musicians like Gato Barbieri, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Paolo Fresu, and Phil Woods.