PIPPO MATINO born in PORTICI (NAPLES).
MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, BASSPLAYER, ARRANGER AND ARTISTIC PRODUCER.
It is considered by the national and European critics as one of the major specialists and virtuosos of the electric bass.
He is probably the Italian bass player who has made the most albums in his name in the last 20 years. He is "band Leader" and creator of many original projects, both recordings and live concert activities: LOW TENSION 1993 (VVJ) -ESSENTIAL TEAM (Alfa Music- Egea) 2 ALBUM of which one live (HEMIOLIA record) - THIRD- 2 CD of the "JOE ZAWINUL TRIBUTE" of which a double live at the Casa del Jazz in Rome (WIDE SOUND), 3 CD of the BASSVOICE PROJECT with the Roman vocalist Silvia Barba, of which the second live at The Place "Love and Groove "(WIDE SOUND) -TRIO OSTIKO (VVJ) -TREE COOL CATS (MILLESUONI RECORDS) etc.
He also participated in many of the most important jazz and fusion music works made in Italy in the last 20 years: FLAVIO BOLTRO ROAD RUNNER (BLUE NOTE FRENCH) -DAY BY DAY by AGOSTINO MARANGOLO -PIANO E BEAT and VINTAGE HANDS by ERNESTO VITOLO - El LUGAR and QUARZAZAT by FRANCESCO BRUNO- DIFFUSION by ANDREA MARCHESINI- LYNDON by ROCCO ZIFARELLI -AUGUST by SERGIO DI NATALE- FRONNE by LELLO PANICO, also taking part in the historic Neapolitan band "NAPOLI CENTRALE" by saxophonist and singer JAMES SENESE.
He is currently the bassist of the band RITA MARCOTULLI "US AND THEM" who plays in a very personal way a repertoire dedicated to the music of Pink Floyd with RAIZ, ALFREDO GOLINO, GIOVANNI TOMMASO, MICHELE RABBIA, ANDY SHEPPARD. He took part in the DVD Tribute to "MICHEL PETRUCCIANI" Body and Soul "live at the Casa del Jazz Di Roma with FLAVIO BOLTRO, STEFANO DI BATTISTA, ERIC LEGNINI, RITA MARCOTULLI, ALDO ROMANO, MANU ROCHE, FRANCESCO CAFISO.
He has participated in almost all the most important editions and events dedicated to electric bass in Italy and Europe as EUROBASSDAY in Verona, GUITAR SHOW in London, MUSIKMESSE in Frankfurt, DISMA in Rimini, POLLAND Bass Day, BASS PLAYER LIVE in New York and of Los Angeles, NAMM show of LA, SOUND EXPO of Verona, BOLOGNA Music Show, MEET of MILAN, SOL MUSIC of Palermo, SGH MILANO, often as testimonial of important brands of instruments such as MARKBASS, FBT, AMPEG, EPIFANI Amps, AKAI, GODIN, LIUTERIA 3G, TABACCO Cables, LINING, GRISBY MUSIC, R.COCCO strings, sometimes in a duet with other great instrument virtuosos: Jeff Berlin, Dominique di Piazza, Dario Deidda, Darryl Jones, Stu Hamm, Jonas Helborg, Linley Marthe, Matt Garrison, Hadrien Feraud, Felix Pastorius, Jimmy Haslip, etc.
Through these projects and the works mentioned above, he collaborated with some of the best international musicians:
Billy Cobham, Mike Stern, Stefano di Battista, Flavio Boltro, Horacio "EL Negro" Hernandez, Agostino Marangolo, Javier Girotto, Ronnie Cuber, Giovanni Imparato, Derek Wilson, Paco Sery, Rosario Giuliani, Lele Melotti, Luca Trolli,
Bireli Lagrene, Roberto Gatto, Walter Calloni, Cristian Meyer, Gigi Cifarelli, Pino Iodice, Tony Scott, Cristiano Micalizzi, Antonio Faraò, Daniele Scannapieco, Eric Legnini,
Jean Marie Ecay, Marco Zurzolo, Daniele Sepe, DetraFarr, Stephane Huchard, Luis Winsberg, Solis String Quartet, Andrea Beneventano, Mario Rosini, Lello Panico, Quadra band, Nico Stufano, Enzo Zirilli, Danny Gottlieb, Peter Erskine, Manatthan Transfer, Andrea Braido, Steve Hunt, Brett Garsed, Famoudou Don Moye, Benjamin Henocq, Greg Bissonette, Robin Eubanks, Alfredo Golino, Mark Mondesir, Jorge Bezerra, Francesco Bearzatti, Dado Moroni, Peter De Girolamo, Claudio Romano, Alessio Menconi, Fabrizio Bosso, Antonello Salis, Roger Biwandu, Marco Zurzolo, Gianluca Petrella, Julian Oliver Mazzariello, Antonio Sanchez, Aldo Bassi, Ernesto Vitolo, Joe Amoruso, Antonio Onorato, Damien Smith.
In 2006 he held a MASTERCLASS at the most famous jazz school in the world: BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC OF BOSTON.
He has also been a bass guitar teacher at the Nicola Sala Conservatory of Benevento and he teaches with clinics and master classes in the most important Italian schools.
Pippo Matino is a multifaceted musician that ranges from jazz music and related funky blues, blues, rock to Italian pop music. After a long apprenticeship full of experiences with the most important musicians of the Neapolitan area of the time, then moved to Rome and began a new series of collaborations. At the same time he began his solo career recording his first album in 1993 produced by VIA VENETO JAZZ "LOW TENSION", practically the first of the famous Roman label, which was born thanks to the will of the unforgettable Biagio Pagano to produce this work and that, for the presence of tracks like DOCTOR MIKE and BASS SONG FOR NAPOLI, it has become an icon for many young bass players of the time.
He was co-leader with the guitarist Rocco Zifarelli and the Cuban drummer Horacio "ElNegro" Hernandez of the TEEN TOWN Trio and, at the same time, leader of the "ESSENTIAL TEAM" band alternately composed according to the periods by the drummers Pietro Iodice, Sergio Di Christmas, Claudio Romano and the saxophonists RosarioGiuliani, Javier Girotto or Giulio Martino + Roberto "Skianovic" Schiano at the trombone expressing, in both groups, a music rich in jazz-rock-funk influences that does not forget the melodic lesson of Mediterranean music.
He has collaborated with numerous Italian pop music artists: Mietta, Enzo Gragnaniello, Alex Britti, Anonymous Italian, Drupi, Gloria Gaynor, Giorgia, Amedeo Minghi, Baraonna, Stefano Borgia, Nino Buonocore, Nino D'Angelo, Joe Barbieri, IreneGrandi, Loredana Bertè, Neri per Caso, Francesco Baccini, Eduardo De Crescenzo, Linda, Nicky Nicolai, Mario Rosini, Rossana Casale, Raiz, Zibba and Almalibre, Antonella Ruggiero, Tony Esposito.
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