Carlo Actis Dato
(baritone sax/bass clarinet)
Jazz and irony, world music and amusement, dance and improvisation: the music of the duet is a mix of contemporary jazz, free improvisation and folk music from all around the world always dressed with that generous amount of humour and of sense of theatre that make so tasty the show of the two musicians.
After the success of “Pasodoble” and “Paella & Norimaki”, both very well reviewed in Europe, Usa and Japan and presented in concert in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania and Japan, the duet is more and more funny, crazy, explosive !!!
CARLO ACTIS DATO began his musical activity in 1975 and his name is always present at the top in the critics referendums of “Musica Jazz”, “Cadence” and “Down Beat”. He has taken part in about seventy records, very well reviewed by jazz magazines all over the world. He is at the head of his own Quartet and is a member of the “Italian Instabile Orchestra” and of the Pino Minafra’s “Sud Ensemble”. He has played in the five continents and has attended almost all the major international festivals, working side by side with artists such as G.Gaslini, G.Trovesi, G.Schiaffini, E.Colombo, R.Ottaviano, E.Rava, P.Fresu, M.Schiano, A.Salis, B.Tommaso, T.Oxley, G.Sommer, B.Philips, C.Zingaro, F.Koglmann, A.Vapirov, L.Jenkins, Kazutoki Umezu, Masahiko Satoh, S. Fujii, T.Kondo, L.Bowie, W.Horvitz, K.Vandermark , J.McPhee, C.Taylor.
The 2002 Down Beat’s critics pool has appointed him one of the best baritone-saxophone players in the world.
ENZO ROCCO as a guitar player and composer has taken part in various Italian jazz groups and has often attended contemporary music, music for theatre and ballet, folk music, happenings and improvisations with poets and with painters. He has taken part in some Butch Morris’ conductions and in some concerts of Peter Kowald in Italy.
As a leader of his own groups he has recorded many CDs and has performed in festival and clubs in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Indonesia, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Uruguay.
At the moment, closed the experience of the “Tubatrio”, his own group with Giancarlo Schiaffini on trombone/tuba and Ettore Fioravanti on drums, he leads a trio with the French Frédéric Monino and Bruno Tocanne. With the drummer Tom Bancroft he also runs a duo born in 2004 by an idea of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. Responsible for the Italian Song Project (group purchased by the Italian Cultural Institute in Buenos Aires) he is also a partner of some of the most important English improvisers like Veryan Weston and Lol Coxhill and has performed with a lot of musicians all around the world.