Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Flavio Boltro - Forty Degrees

Flavio Boltro is born on 5 may 1961. His father, trumpeters and fan of jazz, send him since he was very young the love of music.
He starts playing trumpet at 9 years old and then enters the Turin school of Classical Music “G.Verdi”. During 7 years, he studied classical trumpet, especially with Carlo Arfinengo, trumpet player of Turin’s Symphonic Orchestra.
The Italien years
From 1982 to 1985, he plays regularly with Turin’s Symphonic Orchestra and the RAI Symphonic Orchestra (Italian TV network). He begins these first jazz gigs with Steve Grossman, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and David Williams in several clubs and major festivals.
From 1984 to 1986, he participates in the “Linguomania Quintet” of Maurizio Giammarco, with Roberto Gato on drums, Furio Di Castri on bass, Maurizio Giammarco on sax and Umberto Fiorentino on guitar (Reverberi CD). In 1986, the Italian newspaper “ Musica Jazz” gave him the award of “Best musician“ of the year. From this time he played with legendary musicians as Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Jordan, Jimmy Cobb, Bob Berg, Dave Liebman, Don Cherry , Billy Hart ,Richie Berach …… In 1987 an another jazz band is decisive in his musical career: the original trio with Manu Roche on drums and Furio Di Castri on bass which is converted in quartet with the venue of Joe Lovano ( Imagine CD). In 1992, he released his first CD as a leader: “Flabula”.
The French years
In 1994, Flavio Boltro an his friend Stefano Di Battista (saxophonist) enters the “Orchestre Nationnal de Jazz” conduct by Laurent Cugny. In three years, the ONJ released three CDs: In Tempo, Reminsing , Mercy,Mercy ( Polygram ) and played in several European cities. From 1996 to 2000, Michel Pettruciani engaged Flavio and Stefano in his sextet, which will tour all around the world (Both Worlds CD). In 1997, Flavio participated at the very noticed quintet” Di Battista/Boltro” with Eric Legnini on piano, Benjamin Henocq on drums and Rosario Bonaccorso on bass (Volare CD in Label Bleu awarded “ Best CD of the year”) In 2000, he enters the quintet of Michel Portal up 2005. He played also with Laurent de Wilde. He released two CDs as a leader with Blue Note (EMI): Road Runner in 1999 and 4O degrés in 2003. In 2003, he participated at the very original TRIO AIR with Giovanni Mirabassi on piano and Glen Ferris on trombone. The album Air get the award of “ Best album of the year 2003 “ from the French Jazz Academia. In 2009, this trio becomes a duo: Boltro/Mirabassi. - from

Artist: Flavio Boltro
Album: Forty Degrees
Year: 2002
Label: Blue Note (2003)
Runtime: 62:12

1.  Doctor K (Eric Legnini) 5:34
2.  Idea (Flavio Boltro) 4:45
3.  You're my Everything (Harry Warren) 8:44
4.  Take Away (Flavio Boltro) 5:52
5.  First Smile (Flavio Boltro) 4:10
6.  Jazz A Doc (Flavio Boltro) 8:11
7.  If I Were A Bell (Frank Loesser) 4:49
8.  Sabine (Flavio Boltro) 4:53
9.  Les Amis (Flavio Boltro) 7:59
10.  Magic Boltro (Eric Legnini) 7:09

Flavio Boltro (Trumpet)
Eric Legnini (Piano)
Remi Vignolo (Double Bass)
Franck Agulhon (Drums


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  3. Excelente disco, muchas gracias.



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