Gerardo Bartoccini .::|::. Bye Bye Lazybird – [Dodicilune, 2010]
:::: Born in Rome, February 1st, 1968. Double bass, electric bass player, composer, arranger.
He began to play electric bass in 1982, and double bass in 1989. He took part and led some rock bands during the 80’s, then he moved to jazz. With the rock band Xeno in 1986 he took part in the TV show “Cordialmente”. He works professionally since 1992.
He worked with several trios during the 90’s, such as Gorno-Bartoccini-Caggiani trio from ’92 to ’95, the GAG trio with Giacomo Anselmi and Armando Sciommeri from ’94 to ’97, with whom he participated in several festivals, like Tuscia Jazz 95, Orvieto Jazz 95, Mediterraneo Jazz Trio with Marco Di Gennaro and Gianni Filindeu since ’94 to ’98, that featured such artists as Maurizio Giammarco, Marcello Rosa, Paolo Fresu, Tino Tracanna, and participated to Izmir European Jazz Festival (Turkey) ’96.
From ’97 to 2000 he worked with the US clarinet player Bill Smith, recording the cd “Pairs” in 1999, and playing in several festivals, including Jazz & Image ’99.
He led, from ’95 to 2005, his own quartet Frau Gruber, with whom he recorded the cd Denti di Velluto in 1997 and the cd Twilight in 2002, featuring Eddie Henderson, and he won two musical contests (Lucus Feroniae and Sangemini Jazz) reaching the final in others (Sarteano Jazz, Baronissi Jazz, Barga Jazz).
..:: Source: Gerardo Bartoccini.com ::..