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Roberto Donnini ‎– Tunedless
1980

A very obscure, Terry Riley inspired album, apparently the only thing Donnini recorded.

Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Roberto Buoni (tracks: B), Sauro Alibisani (tracks: A)
Cello – Carlo Bonomi (2) (tracks: A), Mino Vis Mara (tracks: B)
Electric Piano [Armon], Harmonica [Hohner] – Roberto Donnini
Piano [Pianoforte] – Stefano Fiuizzi (tracks: B)
Producer [Production] – Lynx Records (5)
Recorded By – Maurizio Pieri
Sitar [Sitar Played With Bow] – Aldo De Bono (tracks: B)
Synthesizer [Synthi A (EMS-Datanomics)] – Maurizio Montini (tracks: A)
Technician [Electronic Advisor On Synthi A] – Albert Mayr (tracks: A)
Trombone – Michele Losappio (tracks: B)
Voice – Jacqueline Darby (tracks: B)

Roberto Donnini – “T” 1 A

Roberto Donnini – “T” 2 A

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Wadada Leo Smith turns 77 today, December 18, 2018.

Today Is The Question: Ted Panken on Music, Politics and the Arts

In recognition of trumpeter-composer Wadada Leo Smith’s 77th birthday, here’s the text of a long feature that I wrote about him for Downbeat last year in conjunction with his multiple “Critics Poll” victories as “Best Trumpet,” “Best Artist” and “Best Album”

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Late last December, just after Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith turned 75, well before Downbeat’s critics anointed him “Best Trumpet,” “Best Artist” and “Best Album” for 2017, John Lindberg spoke about “the rare arc” that has brought his old friend to “arguably the most productive time of his career.”

“That Wadada has elevated so much in notoriety, recognition and output of work speaks to his endurance, determination and sheer grit, his complete dedication and focus on his work for 40 years,” said Lindberg, who first played with Smith in a creative orchestra concert in 1978, has played bass regularly with Smith’s Golden Quartet and Organic ensembles since 2004…

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Swedish guitarist Göran Söllscher performs works by Bach, Dowland, Pärt and the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.”

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maxresdefaultGöran Söllscher (born 31 December 1955) is a Swedish award-winning virtuoso classical guitarist known for his broad range of musical interpretations, ranging from Bach to the Beatles. Söllscher’s international career began during his years of education at the Royal Conservatory of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark when at the age of 23, he won the Concours International de Guitare in Paris, 1978. He was signed by German record label Deutsche Grammophon, the largest label featuring classical guitarists. As of 2005, Söllscher had released 19 records, which altogether have sold over a million copies.” – Wikipedia

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