Gran Gala (2017)

HENRY MANCINI, Michael Jackson, Battista Lena, PEO ALFONSI, Nino Rota, Sonny Rollins, Carlos Varela, JOHN, REB SPIKES, Enzo Pietropaoli, Fausto Mesolella, Stefano Benni, MUNJUNGO JACKSON, Rogers, Hart, Hector Ulises Passarella, Traditional, Francesco Fournier Facio

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The Gran Gala event of fonè in Italy has become a classic. Like the concerts, this album features musical surprises by the best artists in a natural sound recording. A great way to get acquainted with the diversity of the fonè label!

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Battista Lena

Born in Viareggio son of art critic and feminist Carla Lonzi. He lived in Milan until 1973 where he began to play the guitar. Later he moved with his mother to Rome, where he became interested in studying Jazz with Eddy Palermo. Professionally active since the mid-'80s working with Roberto Gatto with whom he recorded five CDs.
From 1991 to 1996 he took part in almost all projects of trumpeter Enrico Rava and in training with Italian Roberto Gatto and Paolino Dalla Porta and in the European Union with Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen, recording "Rava l'Opera Go," winner of the referendum held by the magazine Musica Jazz for "Best Album of the Year" in 1994. With these formations made ??several toured in Europe.
In 2008, the prestigious German radio WDR Big Band Big Band Koln Euroradio has made recordings and concerts dedicated to his music.
Has been teaching jazz guitar masterclasses in Siena Jazz, Roccella Jonica.
Since 2008 he teaches jazz guitar and composition at New York University in Florence.

 

Enzo Pietropaoli

Born in Genova september 29 1955.
In 1961 he moves to Rome and debuts professionally in 1975 with “Trio Di Roma” (Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto).
Performed and recorded with many significant musicians as Franco Ambrosetti, Chet Baker, Flavio Boltro, Lester Bowie, Art Farmer, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, Ronnie Cuber, Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani, Johnny Griffin, Steve Grossman, Lee Konitz, Gabriele Mirabassi, Sal Nistico, Archie Shepp, Pietro Tonolo, Gianluigi Trovesi, Massimo Urbani, Phil Woods, Mark Turner, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorff, Dino Piana, Toots Thielemans, Gianni Coscia, Richard Galliano, Brian Auger, Stefano Bollani, Ray Bryant, George Gruntz, Evan Lurie, Rita Marcotulli, Horace Parlan, Enrico Pieranunzi, Ben Sidran, Cedar Walton, John Taylor. Bobby Hutcherson, Jay Clayton, Maria Pia De Vito, Norma Wynstone, John Abercrombie, Roberto Ciotti, Christian Escoudè, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, John Scofield, Ginger Baker, Han Bennink, Kenny Clarke, Billy Cobham, Daniel Humair, Alvin Queen, Fabrizio Sferra, Gianmaria Testa and many others.

Fausto Mesolella

Fausto Mesolella collaborated with Gabriella Ferri, Nada, Andrea Bocelli, Gianmaria Testa, Gianna Nannini, Paolo Conte, Giorgio Conte , Paolo Belli, Samuele Bersani, Francesco Tricarico (for which he wrote the song presented at the Sanremo Festival in 2011 ) and many other great artists. 

As a guitarist he participated with the Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel in two editions of the Sanremo Festival in Section Champions, winning the 1998 Critics Award Mia Martini at the 48th Sanremo Festival with the song Sleep and dreams and in 2000 the 50th Sanremo Festival with the song Feeling . 

As a composer and arranger has participated in four editions of the Festival of Sanremo.

Francesco Fournier Facio

He was born in Rome on the 8th of July 1996. He currently studies composition with Riccardo Panfili and has attended masterclasses led by composers Fabio Vacchi and Luca Lombardi. In 2010 he attended courses in composition (with Peter Copley) and salsa music (with Bosco de Oliveira) at the Dartington International Summer School and in 2012 he was an unenrolled student in Giorgio Battistelli’s composition course at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. In August 2012, in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian Orquesta Juvenil del Bicentenario, led by Eduardo Hubert, performed in Buenos Aires the world premiere of Fournier’s El Grito del Ángel for string orchestra and percussion. In June 2013 the Accademia Filarmonica Romana commissioned him a new piece for soprano and ensemble, ...and be lost like me , to be performed at its Music Festival Il bosco di Eros, where it was world-premiered by the Imago Sonora Ensemble. In the same year he attended Luis Bacalov’s composition for film course at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena; as well as a composition masterclass at the Université de Montréal taught by Fabio Vacchi and Jean-Jacques Nattiez. Fournier also plays keyboards in two rock bands. Between 2011 and 2013 he wrote 7 nocturnes and 7 preludes, a selection of which is presented in this album.

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THE PINK PANTHER
HENRY MANCINI
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THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
Michael Jackson
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LA NOTTE
Battista Lena
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BIMBI
PEO ALFONSI
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AI GIOCHI ADDIO
Nino Rota
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AIREGIN
Sonny Rollins
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UNA PALABRA
Carlos Varela
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SOMEDAY SWEET HEART
JOHN,REB SPIKES
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CONFUSO NEL VENTO
Enzo Pietropaoli
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TULIPANI
Fausto Mesolella,Stefano Benni
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DOWN BY THE RIVER
MUNJUNGO JACKSON
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MY HEART STOOD STILL
Rogers,Hart
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SUITE RIOPLATENSE for bandoneon, strings and piano III Allegro
Hector Ulises Passarella
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GULO
Traditional
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PRELUDIO
Francesco Fournier Facio
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