Dado Moroni

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Edgardo "Dado" Moroni (born October 20, 1962 in Genoa ) is an Italian jazz pianist .

Dado Moroni (2013)

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Moroni is self-taught and at the age of 14 played with Italian jazz musicians such as Gianni Basso , Franco Cerri , Sergio Fanni, Luciano Milanese, Massimo Urbani , Sandro Gibellini and the drummer Tullio De Piscopo . In 1979, at the age of 17, he recorded his first album in a trio with Tullio De Piscopo and bassist Julius Farmer. He then performed at the Sanremo Jazz Festival with Franco Ambrosetti , who invited him to the Lugano Jazz Festival , where he played with Ambrosetti, Chet Baker and Johnny Griffin . Dado Moroni then recorded a second album in 1984 with Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen and the drummer De Piscopo.

Dado Moroni then played in the James Moody Quartet, in the trio of Jimmy Woode , which was the house band of the Zücher Jazzclub Widder and played with Clark Terry , Freddie Hubbard , Bud Shank , Buddy DeFranco and Zoot Sims . In 1987 he worked with the alto saxophonist George Robert ; the collaboration eventually resulted in the George Robert / Tom Harrell quintet, with Moroni, Reggie Johnson (bass) and Bill Goodwin (drummer) . In 1987 he also worked with Ray Brown and Pierre Boussaguet ; the trio produced the album Two Bass Hits . In New York, Moroni then recorded an album with Ron Carter ( Ron Carter presents Dado Moroni on Emarcy). During this time he also played with the Mingus Dynasty (band) and was on the jury of the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition .

Then he worked in the 1990s - u. a. with Isla Eckinger  - in the band of George Robert. In the mid-1990s he played with the vibraphonist Hendrik Meurkens ( Slidin ' ), Ray Brown and the saxophonist Jesse Davis ( High Standards ). In 1999 he worked on Franco Ambrosetti's album Grazie Italia .

In the 1990s he also made three albums that Moroni recorded under his own name for the Splasc (h) and Jazz Focus labels ; 1992 in classic trio line-up What's New , 1994 in New York in a trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Jimmy Cobb Insights and finally in 1998 in a quartet with trumpeter Joe Magnarelli , bassist Ira Coleman and drummer Bill Goodwin the album Out of the Night with tributes to Duke Ellington , Count Basie and the jazz standard Seven Steps to Heaven .

Moroni has also worked with Jon Faddis , Ed Thigpen , Ron Carter , Grady Tate , Tom Harrell , Lee Konitz , Al Gray , Lewis Nash , Eliot Zigmund, and Reggie Johnson ; in 2007 he worked on the album e 2 by the singer Eros Ramazzotti ; he also worked with the drummer Claudio Fossati , Alessio Menconi and the trumpeter Marco Tamburini . In 2007 Moroni recorded the concert recording Live Conversations with Enrico Pieranunzi , with duo improvisations on standard topics such as All the Things You Are , What Is This Thing Called Love? or Autumn Leaves . In 2007 Moroni also worked on the Dreyfus album Anything Else by saxophonist Rosario Giuliani and recorded the album Solitude with Bert Joris . Moroni belongs to the Twobones formation of trombonists Paul Haag and Danilo Moccia , as well as Isla Eckinger and Peter Schmidlin.


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