Ferdinando Romano

Ferdinando Romano bass

Ferdinando Romano bass

recordings

Invisible Painters
2023

Invisible Painters
by Ferdinando Romano
Invisible Painters
by Ferdinando Romano

Totem feat. Ralph Alessi 
2020

Totem feat. Ralph Alessi
by Ferdinando Romano
Totem feat. Ralph Alessi
by Ferdinando Romano

Totem Live @ Acireale Jazz Festival 2022

Totem Live @ Acireale Jazz Festival
by Ferdinando Romano
Totem Live @ Acireale Jazz Festival
by Ferdinando Romano

Totem Live @ Sile Jazz Festival 2021

Totem Live @ Sile Jazz Festival
by Ferdinando Romano
Totem Live @ Sile Jazz Festival
by Ferdinando Romano

members

Invisible Painters:

Elias Stemeseder – piano, Prophet 5, Make Noise O-Coast, Akai MPC
Federico Calcagno – clarinet, bass clarinet
Evita Polidoro – drums

Totem feat. Ralph Alessi:

Ralph Alessi trumpet (Tracks 1,3,4,5,6,8)
Tommaso Iacoviello flugelhorn (Tracks 1,3,7)
Simone Alessandrini alto & soprano sax
Nazareno Caputo vibraphone & marimba
Manuel Magrini piano
Ferdinando Romano double bass
Giovanni Paolo Liguori drums

Totem Live @ Acireale Jazz Festival

Ferdinando Romano – Doublebass, samples, laptop
Tommaso Iacoviello – Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Simone Alessandrini – Sax Alto & Soprano
Nazareno Caputo – vibraphone
Manuel Magrini – Piano
Giovanni Paolo Liguori – drums

bio

Ferdinando Romano

Ferdinando Romano is a doublebass player, composer and improviser. His reputation has increasingly grown since he was awarded in the Top Jazz 2020 (Musica Jazz’s annual Critics Poll) as “Best Italian Rising Star”, and he is now considered as one of the most interesting new artists of the Italian and European scene. Recently he got the SIAE (the Italian Copyright Association) Award, given every year to musicians that distinguished themselves for the originality of their compositions.

Wikipedia

live

04.11.23 Donau 115


“…a prepared musician, willing to express himself. He has an emotional point of view..”

— ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“The music of Italian bassist Ferdinando Romano beautifully captures the melodicism and relaxation so characteristic of the Italian jazz scene, but also ventures outside this scope at some point… Yusef Lateef, Enrico Pieranunzi and Kenny Wheeler are some of the names that popped up into my head while listening to Memories Reprise..

— JAZZTRAIL (USA)

“The high standards of the writing, the playing and the production ensure that “Totem” represents an excellent leadership début from Romano, and a remarkably mature one.”

— THE JAZZMANN (UK) – ****1/2 STARS

Invisible Painters, Ferdinando Romano’s new album, arrives three years after his debut Totem, an album that was highly praised by critics and that gave him important prizes such as the first place as ‘Best Italian Rising Star 2020’ in Musica Jazz magazine’s annual Top Jazz and the SIAE 2021 Award.
Although it comes from the world of improvised music, this work wants to look beyond it, mixing with electronics, ambient and 20th century music and crossing the usual definitions and categories; double bass, piano, drums and bass clarinet blend their timbres with synthesisers, samples and ambient recordings, straddling digital sounds and love for analogue.
The “”Invisible Painters”” are the image of the unconscious and instinctive impulse that generates creation, the inner hand and brush with which we create extemporaneously. It is precisely in this balance between awareness and instinct, composition and extemporaneity that this music is born. [Text: Donau]

Ferdinando Romano – doublebass, synths, samples, modular synthesizers

Elias Stemeseder – piano, Prophet 5, Make Noise O-Coast, Akai MPC

Federico Calcagno – clarinet, bass clarinet

Evita Polidoro – drums

Parallel Motion
by Yellowjackets
Invisible Painters
by Ferdinando Romano