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Pietro Tonolo 
 
Pietro Tonolo viene considerato uno dei migliori tenor sax in Europa ; componente fisso della EBBB di Motian dal '99, da quando vi ha sostituito Chris Potter. Componente della Lydian sound orchestra dal '94. Il suo stile davvero vario e intelligente, poco incline a far colpo sul grosso pubblico ; gli si puo' intravedere Coltrane, Rollins, Henderson, Shorter, Liebman, Lacy, Konitz : in realt assai personale.


He was born in Mirano (Venice) in 1959
In the summer of 1982 he played in the "Gil Evans Orchestra" with musicians such as Steve Lacy, Lew Soloff and Ray Anderson; he also played with this ensamble at the "Sweet Basil" in New York in 1984/85 and at the "Umbria Jazz Festival" in 1987.In he began performing, both as the leader of his own groups and as a sideman, in jazz clubs, at concerts, and on television and radio broadcast throughout Europe and in the United States.
He has worked with Kenny Clarke, Roswell Rudd, Sal Nistico, Chet Baker (who he played with in New York in 1985), Lee Konitz, John Surman, George Lewis, Barry Altschul, Joe Chambers, Aldo Romano, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland and Tony Oxley, to name just some. He plays in the Lydian Orchestra since 1994.
 
   


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