Gianluigi Trovesi

Gianluigi Trovesi

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Gianluigi Trovesi (born in 1944) is an Italian jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer.
A native of Nembro, a small town near Bergamo, Lombardy, he studied harmony and counterpoint under Vittorio Fellegara. Since then he has been a major player in the Italian and European (free) jazz scene. He also teaches clarinet and saxophone in Italy. He has won various Italian jazz awards.
In 1978 Trovesi won the first prize in the Italian jazz competition for saxophone and clarinet, landing a permanent job in the Milan Radio Big band (until 1993). After a concert in Bergamo with Giorgio Gaslini's Sextet, the influential European producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt called him for his Clarinet Summit production, an all-star group with clarinet soloists, John Carter, Perry Robinson, Theo Jörgensmann and Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky.
In the 1990s he formed his renowned octet, with Pino Minafra on trumpet. The first record of the group (From G To G, 1992) won the Italian Top Jazz poll and five stars in Down Beat. The octet's Les Hommes Armès (1996) was voted Best Record of the Year and the Trovesi Octet best Italian Jazz Group in the Musica Jazz Italian Top Jazz Poll (1993, 1996; Trovesi already won in 1988 as best musician). Those records are characterized by the meeting of the learned classical and contemporary music, from Renaissance music to serialism, and the Italian folk, in a context of jazz improvisation. During the years the Octet went through important changes in the lineup.
In 1999 Trovesi composed "Round About A Midsummer's Dream", a suite whose inspiration comes from Shakespeare's mention, of the "Bergamasque" dance. The music is performed by a nonet based on three Trios: a jazz trio with sax, bass and drums, a classical string trio, and a folk trio with accordion and tamburello.
He has toured, recorded and performed with renowned improvisers, jazz musicians and musical experimenters, including Anthony Braxton, Misha Mengelberg, Horace Tapscott, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Manfred Schoof, Mark Dresser, Han Bennink, Barre Phillips, Tony Oxley, and Günter Sommer. Trovesi is also member of the Italian Instabile Orchestra and a duo with accordeonist Gianni Coscia.
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Gianluigi Trovesi Discography

Albums

Q 28008 Gianluigi Trovesi Baghèt(LP, Album) Dischi Della Quercia Q 28008 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
DRLP 21 Conny Bauer* / Gianluigi Trovesi Conny Bauer* / Gianluigi Trovesi - Secret Points(LP) Dragon Records DRLP 21 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
0068.251 Clarinet Summit Live - John Carter (3) / Bernd Konrad / Perry Robinson / Gianluigi Trovesi / Theo Jörgensmann / Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky Clarinet Summit Live - John Carter (3) / Bernd Konrad / Perry Robinson / Gianluigi Trovesi / Theo Jörgensmann / Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky - You Better Fly Away(LP, Album) MPS Records 0068.251 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
30-771 Kowald Trio I Mit Peter Kowald, Luigi Trovesi* Und A.R. Penck Kowald Trio I Mit Peter Kowald, Luigi Trovesi* Und A.R. Penck - Konzert In Der Kunsthalle Bern(LP, Album) Not On Label 30-771 Switzerland 1981 Sell This Version
ICTUS 0016 Gianluigi Trovesi, Andrea Centazzo Gianluigi Trovesi, Andrea Centazzo - Shock!! (Album) Ictus Records ICTUS 0016 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
HP 20 Mario Schiano, Peter Köwald*, Gianluigi Trovesi, Paul Lovens, Pino Minafra, Radu Malfatti Mario Schiano, Peter Köwald*, Gianluigi Trovesi, Paul Lovens, Pino Minafra, Radu Malfatti - Benefit Concert (Album) Splasc(H) Records, Historical Performances HP 20 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
H 152 Gianluigi Trovesi Les Boîtes À Musique (Album) Splasc(h) Records H 152 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
RR 123181-2 Gianluigi Trovesi Dances(CD, Album, RE) Red Record RR 123181-2 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
MJCD 1097 Gianluigi Trovesi Dances And Variations(CD) Musica Jazz MJCD 1097 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
Y225048 Tesi* - Vaillant* - Trovesi* Tesi* - Vaillant* - Trovesi* - Colline(CD, Album) Silex Y225048 France 1994 Sell This Version
CD H 404.2 Paolo Damiani, Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Danilo Rea, Roberto Gatto, Raffaela Siniscalchi, Antonio Iasevoli, Sabina Macculi Paolo Damiani, Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Danilo Rea, Roberto Gatto, Raffaela Siniscalchi, Antonio Iasevoli, Sabina Macculi - Eso(CD, Album) Splasc(H) Records CD H 404.2 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
NOTA CD 2.20 Maier*, Ghirardini*, Pacorig*, De Mattia* + Gianluigi Trovesi Maier*, Ghirardini*, Pacorig*, De Mattia* + Gianluigi Trovesi - Masut(CD, Album) Nota NOTA CD 2.20 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
CD H 429.2 Trovesi*Schiaffini*Maras* Trovesi*Schiaffini*Maras* - Let(CD, Album) Splasc(H) Records CD H 429.2 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
121341-2 Gianluigi Trovesi, Orchestra Da Camera Di Nembro Enea Salmeggia* Gianluigi Trovesi, Orchestra Da Camera Di Nembro Enea Salmeggia* - Around Small Fairy Tales(CD, Album) Soul Note 121341-2 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
ENJ-9419 2 Gianluigi Trovesi Dedalo(CD, Album) Enja Records ENJ-9419 2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CVLD 07300 Lucia Minetti, Gianni Coscia Special Guests Gianluigi Trovesi, Stefano Bertoli (2) Lucia Minetti, Gianni Coscia Special Guests Gianluigi Trovesi, Stefano Bertoli (2) - Altre Spezie(CD, Album) Velut Luna CVLD 07300 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
ICTUS 133 Gianluigi Trovesi, Andrea Centazzo Gianluigi Trovesi, Andrea Centazzo - A New Shock!!(CDr, Album) Ictus Records ICTUS 133 US 2006 Sell This Version
ECM 1983, 170 9774 Gianluigi Trovesi / Umberto Petrin / Fulvio Maras Gianluigi Trovesi / Umberto Petrin / Fulvio Maras - Vaghissimo Ritratto(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1983, 170 9774 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
CdJ2_02 Gianluigi Trovesi Special Guest Enrico Rava Gianluigi Trovesi Special Guest Enrico Rava - Jazzitaliano Live 2007(CD, Album) Casa Del Jazz CdJ2_02 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
Jw032 Conny Bauer* / Gianluigi Trovesi / Tony Oxley / Dietmar Diesner Conny Bauer* / Gianluigi Trovesi / Tony Oxley / Dietmar Diesner - Live At Jazzwerkstatt Peitz(CD, Album) Jazzwerkstatt Jw032 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
jw077, jazzwerkstatt 077 Günter Baby Sommer*, Manfred Schoof, Gianluigi Trovesi, Barre Phillips Günter Baby Sommer*, Manfred Schoof, Gianluigi Trovesi, Barre Phillips - Peitzer Grand Mit Vieren(CD, Album) Jazzwerkstatt, Jazzwerkstatt jw077, jazzwerkstatt 077 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
HGBS 20025 CD Ensemble FisFüz & Gianluigi Trovesi Ensemble FisFüz & Gianluigi Trovesi - Papillons(CD, Album) HGBS HGBS 20025 CD Germany 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

Y 225068 Tesi* - Vaillant* - Trovesi* Tesi* - Vaillant* - Trovesi* - Trio(2xCD, Comp) Silex Y 225068 France 1997 Sell This Version
Alpha 818 L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar Featuring Marco Beasley, Lucilla Galeazzi, Johannette Zomer, Gianluigi Trovesi L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar Featuring Marco Beasley, Lucilla Galeazzi, Johannette Zomer, Gianluigi Trovesi - The Complete Alpha Recordings(6xCD + Box, Comp) Alpha Productions Alpha 818 Europe 2013 Sell This Version