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Stefano di Battista

Italian saxophonist Stefano di Battista has released a trio of albums like a leader, two which were never issued within the U.S. The 3rd, a U.S. launch in 2000 from Blue Notice, can be self-titled and primarily features di Battista’s personal compositions. Furthermore, it offers “Music for Flavia” by Rosario Bonaccorso and a set of tracks by Jacky Terrasson, “Chicago 1987” and “Small Crimson Ribbon.” Both bassist Bonaccorso and pianist Terrasson show up on the recording, accompanied by previous Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones and trumpeter Flavio Boltro. Di Battista, a indigenous of Rome who takes on both soprano and alto saxophone, used the device when he was 13 to try out with some close friends from his community. When he noticed recordings by alto saxophonist Artwork Pepper, he understood the audio of jazz was for him. Later on he received assistance from Massimo Urbani, another important alto saxophonist. By his early twenties, di Battista got begun carrying out in Paris, because of an invitation from Jean-Pierre Como. Both had met through the Calvi Jazz Event. Within 2 yrs the Italian saxophonist got established himself in the Sunset, a prominent jazz spot in the town of Lamps. He appeared regularly on the expenses with Michel Benita, drummer Stéphane Huchard, and drummer Aldo Romano. Following that he proceeded to are a soloist, which resulted in organizations with such performers as cornetist Nat Adderley, drummers Daniel Humair and Jimmy Cobb, as well as the past due French pianist Michel Petrucciani, amongst others. Petrucciani asked di Battista right into a sextet he was after that forming and prolonged the invitation to add trumpeter Boltro, who regularly followed di Battista. Di Battista released his debut documenting as a innovator for Label Bleu in 1997. Volare kicked up a whole lot of interest for the saxophonist and received an honor nomination in France. The next year he released A Prima Vista. The documenting of his third recording in 2000 therefore impressed experienced jazz drummer Jones that whenever the recording was finally covered up and in the vault, he scooped up di Battista for his Elvin Jones Jazz Machine tour. Di Battista released his second recording on Blue Notice, the Charlie Parker tribute recording Parker’s Feeling, in 2005.

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