Bruno Martino

Bruno Martino

Real Name:
Bruno Martino
Italian composer, pianist, singer (Rome, November 11, 1925 - † June 12, 2000). His debut as a jazz piano player was already in 1940, when he was only fifteen, playing, in secret, in a student jazz little orchestra. In 1944 he joined RAI, as a piano player for Piero Piccioni's Orchestra. Then he gained great success abroad, particularly in Northern Europe, experimenting with a mix of jazz, Neapolitan songs and his own pieces. Fortified by gained consents, when he came back to Italy in 1958, composed songs for Caterina Valente, Renato Rascel e Wilma De Angelis. A fortuitous event launched him also as an interpreter, when he replaced his orchestra's singer. Among his pieces they became famous: Estate, E la Chiamano Estate, Sono Stanco, Sabato Sera, Che Sarà di Noi, Kiss Me Kiss Me, Nel Duemila, Prova a Darmi un Bacio, Quando un Giorno, Cos'hai Trovato in Lui, Baciami per Domani, Ma Tu Chi Sei and many others; several are the pearls written but still unknown. There isn't a player of jazz in the world who has not executed once in his life Estate, a longing piece carried to international fame by Brazilian guitar player João Gilberto, who discovered it during an Italian tour, re-arranged it in a "bossa" version and made it a standard, today one of the most executed. Its most famous versions are by Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Michel Petrucciani, Mike Stern; among the Italians who interpreted Estate there are Mina (3), Mia Martini, Ornella Vanoni, Vinicio Capossela, La Crus, Irene Grandi and Sergio Cammariere. He took part to one only Festival di Sanremo, in 1961, with the song è João Gilberto A.A.A. Adorabile Cercasi, together with Jula De Palma, not reaching however the final. His repertoire was also interpreted by Fred Bongusto, Peppino Di Capri and Franco Califano. On November 1993, since 9th until 28th, at Teatro Flaiano in Rome he gave 20 piano concert nights together with Umberto Bindi. Never forgotten by the audience either after the end of his golden age, he died at the age of 74. Bruno Martino had two sons, Walter and Gloria. Walter Martino is a famous composer, arranger, drummer and percussionist, well known to be one of the composers of the piece Profondo Rosso and to have played drums for some Italian historical rock bands like Goblin, Libra (6), Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Carnascialia. He collaborated with Mina, Zero, Baglioni, Bertè, Venditti, Gaetano, Mannoia, Sorrenti, Gazzelloni and many others. Bruno's second wife, Fiorelisa Calcagno, is lyrics author for many songs of his; Calcagno's son is Adriano Martino (alias Adriano Pratesi), esteemed guitarist.
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Bruno Martino Discography


QELP 8012 Bruno Martino I Grandi Successi Di Bruno Martino(LP, Album) La Voce Del Padrone QELP 8012 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
QELP 8074 Bruno Martino Bruno Martino(LP) La Voce Del Padrone QELP 8074 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
AR/0132/LP Bruno Martino Dedicato A Te(LP) Ariston Records AR/0132/LP Italy 1966 Sell This Version
C 048-50412 M, 3C 048-50412 M Bruno Martino Cos'Hai Trovato In Lui(LP, Album) Emidisc (2), Emidisc (2) C 048-50412 M, 3C 048-50412 M Italy 1971 Sell This Version
AR 12070 Bruno Martino Ieri Oggi E Sempre Con Amicizia(LP) Ariston AR 12070 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Bruno Martino I Remember 1940 (Album) Ariston, Ariston Records Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Bruno Martino I Remember 1945 Ariston Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Bruno Martino I Remember 1950 (Album) Ariston Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Bruno Martino I Remember 1947 (Album) Ariston Italy 1974 Sell This Version
OX 3052 Bruno Martino In The Night(LP, Album) Oxford OX 3052 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
AR/LP/12337 Bruno Martino Night Games(LP) Ariston AR/LP/12337 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
AR/LP/12380 Bruno Martino Il Pianoforte E Tu(LP, Album) Ariston AR/LP/12380 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
ARE/0027 Bruno Martino Made In Italy Vol.15(LP, Promo) Ariston ARE/0027 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
AR/100 Bruno Martino Live '89(LP, Album) Ariston AR/100 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
AR/103 Bruno Martino Lasciamo Che Sia Il Tempo ...(LP, Album) Ariston AR/103 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Bruno Martino Sabato Sera Ariston Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7EGK 1069 Bruno Martino Bruno Marino's Orkester(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGK 1069 Denmark 1955 Sell This Version
7 MQ 1271 Orchestra Bruno Martino* Dracula Cha Cha / Ho Sognato D'Amarti(7") La Voce Del Padrone 7 MQ 1271 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
7 EGK 1095 Bruno Martino Sanremo 59(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7 EGK 1095 Denmark 1959 Sell This Version
K 7.XBA.C33 I Bruno Martino Mambo Rock / Calypso Be Bop(7", TP, Han) Not On Label K 7.XBA.C33 I Italy 1959 Sell This Version
7MQ 1460 Bruno Martino Love Me! Love Me!(7") La Voce Del Padrone 7MQ 1460 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
E 21 379 Bruno Martino Kiss Me, Kiss Me(7", Single, Promo) Electrola E 21 379 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
7 EPL 1.407 Jula De Palma / Gian Costello / Tony Renis / Bruno Martino Jula De Palma / Gian Costello / Tony Renis / Bruno Martino - X Festival De San Remo 1960(7", EP) La Voz De Su Amo 7 EPL 1.407 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
7MQ 1443 Bruno Martino Estate (7", Single) La Voce Del Padrone 7MQ 1443 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
45-X 8408 Bruno Martino Marina / Non Partir(7", Single) His Master's Voice 45-X 8408 Denmark 1960 Sell This Version

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