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Name  Gianluigi Trovesi
Music director  I Like to Work (Mobbing)
Role  Soloist
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Albums  Gianluigi Trovesi All'opera, Round About Weill, Around Small Fairy Tales, Frere Jacques ‑ Round A, A Midsummer's Dream
Similar People  Gianni Coscia, Enrico Rava, Bruno Tommaso, Paolo Fresu, Giorgio Gaslini

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Gianluigi Trovesi (born 1944) is an Italian jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer.


A native of Nembro near Bergamo in 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.

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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 Jorgensmann and Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky.

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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 Armes (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.

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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 Gunter Sommer. Trovesi is also member of the Italian Instabile Orchestra and a duo with accordionist Gianni Coscia.

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As leader

  • Baghet. Dischi Della Quercia. 1978. 
  • Cinque Piccole Storie. Dischi Della Quercia. 1981. 
  • Dances. Red Records. 1985. 
  • Les Boites a Musique. Splasc(h). 1988. 
  • From G to G. Soul Note. 1992. 
  • Let. Splasc(h). 1992. 
  • Colline. Silex. 1994. 
  • Radici. EGEA. 1995.  w/ Gianni Coscia
  • Les Hommes Armes. Soul Note. 1997. 
  • Around Small Fairy Tales. Soul Note. 1999. 
  • In Cerca Di Cibo. ECM. 2000.  w/ Gianni Coscia
  • Round About a Midsummer's Dream. Enja Records. 2000. 
  • Big Band Project. Enja Records. 2002. 
  • Fugace. ECM. 2002. 
  • Round About Weill. ECM. 2005.  w/ Gianni Coscia
  • Vaghissimo Ritratto. ECM. 2007. 
  • Profumo di Violetta. ECM. 2008. 
  • Frere Jacques: Round About Offenbach. ECM. 2011.  w/ Gianni Coscia
  • As contributor

  • Marc Charig & The Wuppertal Workshop Ensemble (1981). The Family. FMP. 
  • Trovesi Damiani Quintet; Paolo Damiani; Gianluigi Trovesi (1983). Roccellanea. Splasc(h). 
  • Andrea Centazzo (1984). Shock 11. Ictus. 
  • Dino Betti Van Der Noot (1985). Here Comes Springtime. Soul Note. 
  • Paolo Damiani Quintet (1987). Poor Memory: Live in Atina. Splasc(h). 
  • Dino Betti Van Der Noot (1988). They Cannot Know. Soul Note. 
  • Mario Schiano; Peter Kowald; Gianluigi Trovesi; Paul Lovens; Pino Minafra; Radu Malfatti (1989). Benefit Concert to Repurchase the Pendulum for Mr. Foucault. Splasc(h). 
  • Marche jazz orchestra, year =1989 "Dies Irae", Philology
  • Italian Instabile Orchestra (1991). Live In Noci And Rive-De Gier. Leo Records. 
  • Giorgio Gaslini (1991). Masks. Soul Note/Musica Jazz. 
  • Nexus Octet (1991). Preacher and the Ghost. Splasc(h). 
  • Paolo Damiani Ensemble; Featuring Kenny Wheeler (1991). Song Tong. Splasc(h). 
  • Tiziana Ghiglioni (1992). S O N B. Splasc(h). 
  • Paolo Damiani (1993). Eso. Splasc(h). 
  • Enrico Rava (1994). Electric Five. Soul Note. 
  • Paolo Fresu Sextet (1994). Ensalada Mistica. Splasc(h). 
  • Italian Instabile Orchestra (1994). European Concerts '94-'97. Nel Jazz. 
  • Italian Instabile Orchestra (1994). Skies of Europe. ECM. 
  • Tiziana Ghiglioni (1994). Tenco Project. Philology. 
  • Ettore Fioravanti; Gianluigi Trovesi; Ernst Reijseger; Franco D'Andrea (1996). Belcanto. Ram Records. 
  • Pietro Tonolo (1996). Disguise. Splasc(h). 
  • Banda Citta Ruvo Di Puglia (1997). La Banda. Enja Records. 
  • Maarten Altena Ensemble (1997). October Meeting 1991, Anatomy of a Meeting. BIMhuis. 
  • Tiziano Tononi; Daniele Cavallanti (1997). We Still Have Visions. Splasc(h). 
  • Maria Pia De Vito (1998). Phone. EGEA. 
  • Guido Manusardi (1998). The Village Fair. Soul Note. 
  • Paolo Fresu (1999). Berchidda: Italian Years. Iris. 
  • Gianni Coscia (1999). La Bottega. EGEA. 
  • Enrico Intra (1999). Dissonanza Consonanza. Musica Jazz. 
  • Ivano Fossati (2000). La Disciplina della Terra. Columbia Records. 
  • Italian Instabile Orchestra (2000). Litania Sibilante. Enja Records. 
  • Michel Godard (2001). Castel del Monte. Enja Records. 
  • Gianni Coscia (2002). L' Archiliuto. EGEA. 
  • Civica Jazz Band (2002). Italian Jazz Graffiti. Soul Note. 
  • Andrea Centazzo (2002). Live with the Mitteleuropa Orchestra. Felmay Records. 
  • Italian Instabile Orchestra (2002). Previsioni del Tempo: Forecast. Imprint Records. 
  • Orchestre National de Jazz (2003). Charmediterraneen. ECM. 
  • Christina Pluhar (2004). All'Improvviso. Alpha Productions. 
  • Italian Instabile Orchestra; Featuring Cecil Taylor (2004). The Owner of the Riverbank. Enja Justin Time. 
  • Eso Octet. Eso Octet. Splasc(h). 
  • Nexus (1994). Free Spirits. Splasc(h). 
  • Documentaries

  • Il cortile della musica (The Music Court), (2010)
  • Songs

    Vaghissimo Ritratto
    In cerca di cibo
    Her Cab
    C'era una strega - c'era una fata
    Sia Maledetta L'Acqua
    From G to G
    Puppet Theatre
    Ambulat hic armatus homo
    Variazioni su Ose Shalom
    Animali In Marcia
    Parton le barcarole
    Turluru : Turluru
    Piff - paff - pouff / La Duchessa nei caraibi
    Ein Taifun!Tifone ? No - pioggerella!
    La voix
    Beguine del fauno
    Metamorfosi Pour seduire
    Le jugement de Paris / Ma! Non so!
    Sognando Helene / Oui! C'est un reve
    Minuetto / Olympia
    Sei Italiano? / No! Je suis Bresilien
    La Duchessa della Czarda
    Ah! Que les hommes sont betes / Mon Dieu - mon Dieu
    Ouverture / Un Americano a Troia
    Ach - bedenken Sie - Herr Jack O'Brien
    Pinocchio - in groppa al tonno
    Tristezze di Fra´ Martino
    Little Penny


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