Norberto Tamburrino Resume

      The Italian jazz pianist composer Norberto Tamburrino in Solo piano , as well as ,Trio or Quartet performs music from the new album "Reflection(s) on Monk", -Philology Jazz Records 2009 “Revelation Series 37” recorded in New York and Taranto featuring tenor sax player J D Allen, Joseph Lepore on bass and Bruce Cox on drums-which also includes original compositions from his discography,“Prigioniero del Mare-Prisoner of the Sea”, Arabesque Recordings 2008 and "Deco", Splasc(h) Records 2006 which received good response from International Critics.
The Program of the Concert also includes some Classic, Swing, Mainstream Jazz masterpieces.

Norberto Tamburrino articles, reviews:
“.the pianist leans toward Horace Silver's rhythmic spunk ("Latin Way..), Dave Burrell's playful revisionism and Bud Powell's linear drive; a live trio ends the album, bouncing straight-eight Lennie Tristano on "All The Things You Are".Tamburrino's Monkery shine broadly in unreconstructed rag and stride motifs and genial, spiky lyricism..”.
-Globe Unity by Fred Bouchard, All About Jazz New York -July 2009-

" ...Tamburrino occupies the same rhythmic sensibility as Monk; playing alone, he moves around the piano with just those pensive, eccentric footsteps, clatters, trips..”
-Prigioniero del Mare by Jay Deshpande, All About Jazz-March 2009

“..Tamburrino's piano playing, heavily influenced by Thelonious Monk, is ripe with percussive clatter and arpeggiatedflour. Indeed, the inclusion of Monk's overlooked ballad "We See" demonstrates Tamburrino's thorough understanding of the familiar nuances associated with the late pianist..”
-Deco by John Barron, All About Jazz -October 2008

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Italian pianist and composer was born in Taranto (Italy) in 1964. He begun since ninth to play organ with his father on guitar and bandoneon and his grandfather on mandolin, playing italian music in parties. When he was 13th privately studied classic organ for 3 years and then he took to play classic studies on piano under the direction of M° Anna Serafino (2 years). Since 1982 he studies jazz piano attending Stages and Workshops with : Enrico Pieranunzi, Giorgio Gaslini, Bob Mover, Franco D'andrea, Gianluigi Trovesi, Claudio Fasoli, George Cables and others .In 1994 he attended “C P M Siena Jazz” Academic year with pianists Danilo Rea and Stefano Battaglia and Musica d'insieme class with the trumpeter Marco Tamburini. From 1999 Norberto periodically went to New York attending lessons and workshops with Richard Clements, Jimmy Vass, Frank Hewitt, Gilbert Coggins, Barry Harris and others.
He begun his professional activity from 1989 hosting a little Jazz Club in Taranto playing and planning concerts for 9 years. Since 2001 he played for Government and Arts Councils concerts and Jazz Festivals in South Italy (Leporano, Taranto, Taranto vecchia, Crispiano, Pulsano, Castellaneta Marina, Lecce, Bari, Cassano delle Murge, Matera, Santa Maria di Leuca, Parabita performing with Joseph Lepore, Fabio Morgera, Bruce Cox, J. D. Allen, Billy Kaye, Roberto Ottaviano, Felice Mezzina, Giuseppe Bassi, Francesco Lomagistro, Marcello Nisi, Michel Carrabba, Roberto Spagnolo, Pino Clementi, Marco Bardoscia, Davide Pettirossi, Alessandro Patti, Davide Penta, Francesco Mariella, Mimmo Campanale and others
-Reflection(s) on Monk, Philology 2009
Prisoner of The Sea-Prigioniero del Mare, Arabesque 2007
Deco, Splasc(h) Records 2006

Updated:  August 12, 2009

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