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     Pietro Tonolo

Pietro Tonolo - Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, composer, arranger - Classical music's loss was jazz's gain in 1979, when Pietro Tonolo gave up a career as a classical violinist to become one of the great jazz saxophonists. Around that time, he moved to Milan, where he played with some of Italy's best jazz musicians, including Franco D'Andrea, Luigi Bonafede, Larry Nocella, Massimo Urbani, Rita Marcotulli and Enrico Rava. In 1982, Tonolo joined the Gil Evans Orchestra, playing with musicians Steve Lacy, Lew Soloff and Ray Anderson. He later went on to perform in jazz clubs and on radio and television around Europe and the USA, both as a sideman and as a leader with his own band. Tonolo was a steady member of the Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band from 1999 to 2004. Other notable collaborators have included the likes of Kenny Clarke, Roswell Rudd, Sal Nistico, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, John Surman, Steve Swallow, Gil Goldstein, Barry Altschul, Joe Chambers, Aldo Romano, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland and Tony Oxley, to name just a few. Besides Jazz, Pietro Tonolo has been collaborating with contemporary musicians and ensemble


Born: May 30, 1959

Pietro Tonolo was born in Mirano (Venice) in 1959, and began to play jazz professionally in 1979, leaving behind an alredy blossoming career as a classical violinist. Moving to Milan in 1979, he there worked with some of the leading Italian jazz musicians including Franco D'Andrea, Luigi Bonafede, Gianni Cazzola, Larry Nocella, Massimo Urbani. From 1981 to 1986 he was often a member of Enrico Rava's group. In the summer of 1982 he played in the "Gil Evans Orchestra" with musicians such as Steve Lacy, Lew Soloff and Ray Anderson; he also played with this ensamble at the "Sweet Basil" in New York in 1984/85 and at the "Umbria Jazz Festival" in 1987.

In 1983 he began performing, both as the leader of his own groups and as a sideman, in jazz clubs, at concerts, and on television and radio broadcast throughout Europe and in the United States. He has worked with Kenny Clarke, Roswell Rudd, Sal Nistico, Chet Baker (who he played with in New York in 1985), Lee Konitz, John Surman, George Lewis, Barry Altschul, Joe Chambers, Aldo Romano, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland and Tony Oxley, to name just some. Two albums with a stellar line-up consisting of Gil Goldstein on piano, Steve Swallow on bass and Paul Motian on drums also garner attention by their sheer vibrancy.

In 1986 he began a intense working relationship with the Roman pianist Rita Marcotulli, playing both in a duet with her and a quartet with Enzo Pietropaoli and Roberto Gatto, wich has received acclaim from critics and the public alike. Since 1988, he has collaborated with Henri Texier's group (with which he performed in France, Italy, Mexico, Cuba and Egypt) with Enrico Pieranunzi and Giovanni Tommaso, as well as leading his own groups (with Piero Leveratto, Sandro Gibellini, Alfred Kramer and Roberto Rossi), and playing and writing for the big band "Keptorchestra" and the sax quartet "Arundo Donax".

He has performed at all the most important Italian jazz festivals and at the "Jazz Festival" in Berlin , the "Jazz Jamboree" in Warsaw, the "Grand Parade du Jazz" in Nice and at festivals in Paris, Montreal, Vienna, Amiens, The Hague, North Caroline, Ankara, Izmir and Tel Aviv.


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pietrotonolo.com Official website. Biography, discography
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
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 Pietro Tonolo - 'Sotto La Luna' - 1999, EGEA
  как соисполнитель ...
 Gabriele Mirabassi - 'Luna Park' - 2000, EGEA
 Giovanni Tommaso - 'Third Step' - 1998, Ricordi

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