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Aldo Romano

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Born January 16, 1941 in Belluno, in the north of Italy, Aldo Romano is a jazz drummer. He moved to Paris at the end of the 1950s. If he played guitar first, he learned the drums in 1961 by listening to Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, SunnyMuray ... His career as a drummer began in 1963 when he starts working with Don Cherry. His first album as a leader came out in 1978. From there, he makes several collaborations with musicians, including Bud Powell, Michel Petrucciani, Jackie McLean, Johnny Griffin, Gordon Beck, Dexter Gordon or Keith Jarrett.

Aldo Romano dedicates to his friend Claude Nougaro, the album Threesome in April 2004. He is best known today thanks to the trio he formed in 1995 with Louis Sclavis and Henri Texier. He recorded with them Carnet de Routes (1995) and Suite Africaine (1999) at Label Bleu, based on a project conducted in Africa with photographer Guy LeQuerrec. Aldo Romano is sponsor of the jazz festival in Porquerolles since its creation in 2002. In 2004, he won the JazzparPrize.

Aldo Romano dedicates to his friend Claude Nougaro, the album Threesome in April 2004. He is best known today thanks to the trio he formed in 1995 with Louis Sclavis and Henri Texier. He recorded with them Carnet de Routes (1995) and Suite Africaine (1999) at Label Bleu, based on a project conducted in Africa with photographer Guy LeQuerrec. Aldo Romano is sponsor of the jazz festival in Porquerolles since its creation in 2002. In 2004, he won the JazzparPrize.

Aldo Romano distributes his chopsticks as others enjoy good wine : with a refinement that never prevents drunkenness. His elegant and extremely melodic playing perfectly matches his slender figure and his nonchalantly sketched smile.

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