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  • 1Redemtion Song03:58
  • 2Nuevo02:57
  • 3Bridge Over Troubled Water03:51
  • 4Confuso Nel Vento02:26
  • 5Pescatrici Di Perle03:55
  • 6Ave Regina Caelorum04:12
  • 7E Play04:48
  • 8Just Like A Woman02:33
  • 9Blu Allemande03:26
  • 10Lithium02:41
  • 11Nuages02:24
  • 12Corrente03:59
  • 13Father03:06
  • 14Un Valzer Per Chi Resiste03:45
  • 15I Love You03:51
  • 16Emma e Antonio Dopo La Guerra03:23
  • Total Runtime55:15

Info for Solo

Enzo Pietropaoli is an Italian jazz bassist. In 1961 he moved to Rome and then debuted professionally in 1975 with "Trio Di Roma" (Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto). As the title states, on this release Pietropaoli performs a collection of songs by himself. The album includes covers of Bob Marley, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, and more. Some originals are also peppered throughout.

Recordings 2014 Pieve del Convento dei Cappuccini in Peccioloi in Italy. "A bass is more of a hindrance than an instrument," Patrick Suskind writes in his play "The Double Bass". In "Solo" proves the Italian virtuoso bassist Enzo Pietropaoli the opposite. The instrument, which may rarely even solos in the band affairs, is reduced to the role of the detaining foundation is here in the spotlight because of "Solo" is actually, as the title promises to hear any other instrument. And what Pietropaoli brings out of his double bass, which leaves a be amazed:

He plucks the melody and accompanied at the same time even strokes gorgeous vocal lines and atmospheric sound effects with the bow shall sometimes even a drum groove ago by drumming on the body of the instrument. The repertoire is how often compiled on Pietropaolis plates from all corners of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" is found here as well as Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Cole Porter stands next to Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain next Django Reinhardt, and Pietropaolis original compositions alongside a Gregorian chant.

Now that's subtly powerful, sometimes subdued and quiet, sometimes lyrical, curious. The warm sound of the great bass was caught in a small chapel so well in the Natural sound method of Giulio Cesare Ricci that you can really be amazed to see how many ways, this often underrated instrument.

Enzo Pietropaoli, Kontrabass

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 Winstone, 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.

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