ALDO ROMANO

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Although born in Italy, Aldo Romano moved to France with his family at a young age. He was already playing guitar and drums professionally in Paris in the '50s when he heard Donald Byrd's group with drummer Arthur Taylor. Since then, he has dedicated himself to the drums and contemporary jazz. In Paris jazz clubs like le Chat Qui Pêche and the Caméléon, Romano has accompanied visiting Americans like Jackie McLean, Bud Powell, Lucky Thompson, J.J. Johnson, and Woody Shaw while also exploring free music with Don Cherry and Gato Barbieri, Frank Wright and Bobby Few, Michel Portal, François Tusques, Jean-Louis Chautemps, and Steve Lacy. Romano's boundless curiosity for any living music brought him in contact with electric jazz in the '70s, playing at the Riverbop with longtime associate/bassist Jean-François Jenny-Clark, in addition to François Jeanneau, Henri Texier, Charlie Mariano, and Philip Catherine. In 1978, he released his first album read more...
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ALDO ROMANO Il Piacere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Il Piacere
Post Bop 1979
ALDO ROMANO Night Diary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Diary
Post Bop 1980
ALDO ROMANO To Be Ornette To Be album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Be Ornette To Be
Post Bop 1983
ALDO ROMANO Alma Latina album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alma Latina
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1983
ALDO ROMANO Ritual album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritual
Post Bop 1988
ALDO ROMANO Ten Tales album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ten Tales
Post Bop 1989
ALDO ROMANO Canzoni album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Canzoni
Post Bop 1992
ALDO ROMANO Non dimenticar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Non dimenticar
Post Bop 1993
ALDO ROMANO Dreams & Waters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dreams & Waters
Post Bop 1993
ALDO ROMANO Prosodie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prosodie
Post Bop 1995
ALDO ROMANO Romano/Sclavis/Texier : Carnet de routes album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Romano/Sclavis/Texier : Carnet de routes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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"Intervista"
Post Bop 1997
ALDO ROMANO Romano, Sclavis, Texier, Le Querrec : Carnet De Routes - Suite Africaine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Romano, Sclavis, Texier, Le Querrec : Carnet De Routes - Suite Africaine
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
ALDO ROMANO Corners album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Corners
Post Bop 2000
ALDO ROMANO Because of Bechet album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Because of Bechet
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2002
ALDO ROMANO Threesome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Threesome
Post Bop 2004
ALDO ROMANO Jazzpar Price album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzpar Price
Post Bop 2005
ALDO ROMANO Chante album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chante
Post Bop 2005
ALDO ROMANO Romano - Sclavis - Texier - Le Querrec : African Flashback album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Romano - Sclavis - Texier - Le Querrec : African Flashback
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
ALDO ROMANO Il Cammino album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Il Cammino
Post Bop 2005
ALDO ROMANO Flower Power album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Flower Power
Post Bop 2006
ALDO ROMANO État de fait album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
État de fait
Post Bop 2007
ALDO ROMANO Just Jazz album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Just Jazz
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
ALDO ROMANO Origine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Origine
Progressive Big Band 2010
ALDO ROMANO Inner Smile album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Inner Smile
Post Bop 2011
ALDO ROMANO 3+3 album cover 3.98 | 2 ratings
3+3
Eclectic Fusion 2012
ALDO ROMANO Plays 'The Connection' album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Plays 'The Connection'
Post Bop 2013
ALDO ROMANO Melodies En Noir Et Blanc album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melodies En Noir Et Blanc
Post Bop 2017
ALDO ROMANO Reborn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reborn
Post Bop 2020

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ALDO ROMANO Complete Communion To Don Cherry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Communion To Don Cherry
Post Bop 2010
ALDO ROMANO Liberi Sumus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Liberi Sumus
Post Bop 2014

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ALDO ROMANO 3+3

Album · 2012 · Eclectic Fusion
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Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis and Henry Texier are a French super trio, and are also well known outside of their country. Over the years they have released many successful albums mixing African music and European avant-garde jazz traditions, and they have also played many gigs around the continent (I saw them play live around a decade ago at what was then known as the Sarajevo Jazz Fest). Although they are well-known and really busy solo musicians, they still find the time to return to the trio format and "3+3" is their very newest release after a few years of silence.

First of all, about this album's title, it means generally what you would expect, this is music recorded by a double trio. Besides the classic Romano, Sclavis and Texier trio, the other three members are all well known musicians too. Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava is probably one of the best known Italian jazz artists since the early 70s, French-Vietnamese guitarist Nguyen Le is probably one of the most popular French fusion artists and Serbia-born and France-based keyboardist Bojan Zulfikarpašić (or Bojan Z)is without a doubt the most popular pianist coming from the Western Balkans. So in fact, on this unique album, the listener can find a Southern European jazz "dream team" in action!

To be fully correct, I must mention there are only two tracks on this album where you can find the entire double trio playing together - the dreamy but full of fusion energy opener "Vents qui parlent", and the melodic "Vents qui parlent" which has strong world fusion elements. On other songs, the classic Romano/ Sclavis / Texier trio plays alone or with the support of one or two guests. Because of such varying structure, this album's music never gets boring.

As a rule, the compositions recorded with the smaller line-up are closer to what the classic trio played before - they are freer, but still contain a lot of melody and passion. The guest artists are authors on only two songs, but both songs are recognizable. Nguen Le's "Idoma" is his signature Vietnamese-folk based tune, played in his usual European fusion guitarist's manner, and Bojan's "Seeds" is full of Southern Slavic soulfulness, without being kitschy Balkan ersatz-product for tourists.

In all - this is a great album, melodic, pleasant and full of spirit and soul to attract a wide range of listeners, but with some dose of adventurous jazz to make for intriguing listening. Listen to it if you're interested in finding out what is the best South European jazz nowadays.

ALDO ROMANO Flower Power

Album · 2006 · Post Bop
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Both the title and psychedelic cover of this album send you to the 70's. For his homage to one of the greatest periods in music, Aldo Romano enrolled two of the hottest names on the French music scene-bassist Remi Vignolo and pianist Baptiste Trotignon. Aldo Romano picked for this project an eclectic selection of pop(french) and rock songs, from Gainsbourg's 'Je t'aime moi non plus', through Dylan's 'Mr Tambourine Man' and Wyatt's 'Sea Song' to Zeppelin's 'Black Dog'. The three virtuoso don't just revisit these songs, they offer us their own fresh acoustic jazz interpretation of these nostalgic "standards" and proove that even without words and some forty years later these immortal melodies can still moove the listener. Full of energy, grooving and highly entertaining.

ALDO ROMANO Because of Bechet

Album · 2002 · Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
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Italian-born drummer Aldo Romano is a respected European jazz musician who has played with many avant-garde and contemporary jazz stars. Living in France from his early teens, his music usually is a mix of Italian emotionalism and French sentimentality, influenced by world leading avant-garde jazz artists of the 60s and 70s.

"Because Of Bechet" is quite a radical step in his musical career - this album is a tribute to American jazz sax/clarinet star Sidney Bechet. Full of tunes and straightforward jazz compositions, this album isn't just a nostalgic retrospective. Aldo also uses sampling and electronic rhythms plus organ as well as more traditional instruments to give this music, which is deeply rooted in jazz from the 20-30s, a new interpretation. With French charm and almost dance-able beats this album is an easily accessible and modern reading of a traditional jazz legacy.

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