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GESTIRE LO SPAZIO With only an electric bass... as simple as that A disc like no other: all the beautiful pieces in this album have been composed and played by Tiziano Zanotti on a solo electric bass, with the supplement of a few and quite singular electronic effects and the unexpected and fleeting "injection" of an acoustic piano. All tracks are by the musician himself, except tracks 6-13 by T.Zanotti/N.Ciarmatori. Track 14 is dedicated to Bruno Maderna. --------------------------- EXTRACT FROM PRODUCER'S LINER NOTES: 'This solo bass project had been around for quite a long time, initially just as a live show... It was certainly a big challenge for Tiziano Zanotti to show that the electric bass can be a valuable instrument in it's own right on a whole disc, able to hold the listener's attention with no support other than a few and unobtrusive effects and percussion sounds. Can the bass be a full solo instrument, as powerful and expressive as a piano or a guitar? Well, after listening to this CD, I believe it can. I was transported by it's beautiful melodies, with Jazz, Blues and Classical (even Renaissance!) influences, and was completely amazed by the different sounds and shades produced by a 6-string bass... The musician told me that he first had to structure the basic shape of most of the pieces in writing - just like a classical composer, as he so deeply is, and then improvised to develop his musical ideas, modify balances, explore new harmonies, all the time seeking to exploit the instrument's full potential. In the end, one thing stands out: this inspiring work by Tiziano Zanotti presents us with a new and very personal way of experiencing and playing the electric bass.' (A.B.) --------------------------- THE ARTIST BIO Bassist, double bassist and composer, after completing his classical studies, Tiziano Zanotti has attended several jazz and rock music master classes, becoming also a skilled guitar, piano and cello player. He has studied with: Marc Johnson, Furio di Castri, Palle Danielsson, Bruno Tommaso, Pat Martino, Ubaldo Fioravanti, Trilok Gurtu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Peter Erskine, John Taylor, Giancarlo Gazzani, to name just a few... He has played in several symphony orchestras like Orchestra Filarmonica Antonio Guarnieri of Adria, Orchestra Filarmonica of Udine, Euterpe and Musike groups, collaborating with chamber music groups such as Diapason and Octandre in Bologna (contemporary music), Gruppo Amadeus in Bologna (baroque music), and the Guarnieri Basses Ensemble (double bass quartet). He has also played with outstanding artists like Claudio Lolli, Nicola Piovani's Oracoeli Orchestra, Andrea Bocelli, Franz Campi, Josef Alessi, Andrea Giuffredi, Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti (among many others), and in several jazz and rock bands. His live experiences include the participation to such festivals as Clusone Jazz Festival 2007, Rock in Rho, Primo Tributo a Frank Zappa 2006, 41° Festival Pontino, Disma Music Show, Autunno Musicale Nonantolano, Organi Antichi, Scandellara Rock Festival, Bologna Sogna, Musica Attuale Brescia, Note d'Autore, Summertime in Jazz, Maggio Musicale Massese, Manà Jazz Festival, Eurocreation: progetto Pépinières, IV Festival Nazionale di Ottoni "G Corsini", Percorsi in Villa, Populart Jazz, Eroticamente, Marghera Estate Village, Circoli e Cortili, Sonica, Festival della Letteratura Poliziesca, L'assassino è il Chitarrista, Tam Tam Suoni e Culture dal Mondo, SummerFest in Dresden... He has been involved in several recording productions as a performer, arranger and artistic producer, while as a leader he has published the CDs "Minimized" (CFM 1998), "Tarabuk" (Velut Luna 2006) and 'Influences' (Echoes 2007), acclaimed by both the public and the specialized press. He is also a well-known music educator. He has taught at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Fondazione Arturo Toscanini in Parma and Idea in Bologna. In 1996 he founded the 'Centro di Formazione Musicale' in Bologna, where he worked as director and teacher of bass and double bass, publishing a number of manuals and multimedia CDs translated into English and French. His latest instructional manual, "Bassista contemporaneo" (Echoes 2006), is now a sales success. His upcoming projects include a disc for voice, double bass and effects, and the development of the Influences duo (double bass and soprano sax), with the production of a new album with original pieces and the collaboration of other instrumentalists.