Roberto Gatto is an Italian jazz drummer, born October 6, 1958 in Rome. He has performed with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Bob Berg, Tommy Flanegan, Joe Zawinul, and Joe Lovano. He has composed film music, is the leader of his own jazz group and a member of the ensemble of Pino Daniele, a prominent Neapolitan singer.
Perhaps the least performed of Italian master Giacomo Puccini’s mature operas, La Rondine (The Swallow) was originally conceived as Puccini’s first (and only) operetta. But, as stage director Rolando Villazón puts it, “Puccini is Puccini”. Thus the work turned out to be an artful blend of operetta and opera, with a somewhat lighter mood and simpler plot than most of the composer’s more serious masterpieces. But its gorgeous music makes it a “must see” for any opera fan. This riveting and beautifully portrayed video account of La Rondine stars the rapidly emerging soprano (and Delos artist) Dinara Alieva and widely acclaimed tenor Charles Castronovo in the lead roles. Filmed live at the top-ranked Deutsche Oper Berlin, the action unfolds in a dazzling and profound production under the direction of legendary tenor and stage director Rolando Villazón and conducted by the renowned maestro Roberto Rizzi Brignoli.
Antonella Ruggiero and Roberto Colombo have made an album of experimental music. A trip into music and combinations of Electronic and Classical Music. The DVD contains the video "Attesa" with images of urban settings and the music of Ruggiero and Colombo…
A while ago, the Afro-Cuban die was cast when certain musicians from Cuba and northern Africa felt as if they grooved to a similar drummer. The traditions of that subgenre thrive today as more and more musicians like Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and Malian guitarist/vocalist Fatoumata Diawara feel inclined to bridge the Altantic through the power of music. Their chance meeting led to a 45 day tour of Europe as a seven-piece band and At Home: Live in Marciac is the resulting album. Right from its opening bars, this album crackles. Fonseca’s clavinet lays down a funky foundation, the crowd begins to clap along on the second and fourth beats, and the entire band are off and running. “Sowa” quickly becomes an Afro-Cuban call to worship. And for her part, Diawara is just getting warmed up.
E’ davvero difficile non fare centro quando un progetto è basato su musiche da film di maestri quali Fiorenzo Carpi, o Armando Trovaioli, tanto per citarne due. Se poi la performance è rivisitare i brani in chiave jazzistica ma ferma restando una affettuosa, rispettosa e palpitante fedeltà, il risultato è di sicuro effetto. Se infine i musicisti sono musicisti come Roberto Gatto (batteria, ideatore del progetto dedicato all’ indimenticabile Nino Manfredi e fraterno amico della moglie Erminia), Silvia Manco (pianoforte e voce), Francesco Lento (tromba), Luciano Biondini (fisarmonica) Luca Velotti (sassofoni e clarinetto) e Luca Bulgarelli (contrabbasso) allora potete stare sicuri che il concerto che ne scaturisce sarà allegro, commovente, divertente, trascinante. Questo è accaduto alla Casa del Jazz, alla presenza di Erminia Manfredi, per un piccolo ma intenso live ad inviti che seguiva un Live Recording destinato alla prossima pubblicazione di un cd e (si spera) ad una serie di concerti.
The father of the Baroque period, Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest composers of all time. His works, covering a wide range of instruments and voice types, continue to flourish to this day, forming a core part of musical learning. This special disc brings together the Trio Sonatas BWV525–530, works that originally appeared in a manuscript of works for organ. In this form, the pieces naturally became part of Bach’s teaching – a notable contribution to his oldest son Wilhelm Friedemann’s virtuoso organ technique.