Black Colours

The new CD from SteelWind with original music that traces the history of both Rock and Prog Rock.

 

1. Black colours

2. Mother

3. Dream of you (per Riviera)

4. In memoriam

5. Aurora

6. Tempus Fugit I

7. Tempus Fugit II

8. Tempus Fugit III

9. Teuta

 

All music by Roberto Frati

In my disorganised musical upbringing, I was never a fan of the saxophone and I  always considered it a soloists instrument. I was struck by a quote attributed to Coltrane, when in response to the journalists that asked him what he thought of the other saxophonists, he provocatively answered “I don’t know, we don’t play the same instrument”: It is with this very charm that I listened to the work. In a classical framing i encountered variety, versatility, invention and the great irony of Doctor Sax. In a game of imagery, the saxophone is often pulled up alongside a cornucopia. But I didn’t believe that inside this instrument there would be such richness, such surprise or so much creative freedom. vvv

 

Stefano Benni

2014 SteelWind

“Four Reasons”

cd1 live

1 – G.B.Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

2 – A.Stradella – Aria di chiesa

3 – J.S.Bach – Prelude and fugue XVI

4 – C.Orff – Carmina Burana

5 – H.Villa-Lobos – Bachianas brasileiras 5

6 – K.Weill – Mahagonny suite

 

cd2 studio

1 – G.Puccini – Tosca

2 – G.Verdi – La Traviata prelude

3 – A.Vivaldi – Winter

4 – G.Bizet – Carmen

5 – A.Piazzolla – Libertango

6 – M.Nyman – The heart asks pleasure first, Chasing sheep

7 – T.Kynaston – Corybant bleu

8 – W.Mertens – Struggle for pleasure

 

Marco Vanni – soprano sax

Milo Vannelli – alto sax

Andrea Lucchesi – tenor sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

 

ONK Music 2014

Arrangements: Roberto Frati, Marco Vanni

 

2010 SteelWind

“The adventures of cartoon sax"

1 – The Simpsons

2 – The Flinstones

3 – Lupin III

4 – Jeeg Robot

5 – Films and Tv themes

6 – Tetris

7 – The Blues Brothers

8 – Harry James in the city

9 – Final Fantasy

10 – Vita da strega

 

Milo Vannelli – alto sax

Andrea Lucchesi – tenor/soprano sax

Marco Vanni – tenor sax

Giacomo Valentini – baritone sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

 

ONK Music 2010

Arrangements: Roberto Frati, Andrea Lucchesi, Marco Vanni

2007 SteelWind

“Saximo”

1 – Stairway to heaven (Led Zeppelin)

2 – Knots (Gentle Giant)

3 – The boys in the band (Gentle Giant)

4 – Budapest (Jethro Tull)

5 – Lizard part one (King Crimson)

6 – Lizard part two (King Crimson)

7 – The great escape (Marillion)

8 – Undertow (Genesis)

9 – Onward (Yes)

10 - Saximo

 

Milo Vannelli – alto sax

Andrea Lucchesi – tenor sax

Marco Vanni – tenor sax

Giacomo Valentini – baritone sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

 

ForrestHill Records 2007

Arrangements: Roberto Frati

2003 SteelWind

“Master of muppets”

1 – Corazon espinado (Santana)

2 – One time (King Crimson)

3 – Come together (Beatles)

4 – Picture of the city (King Crimson)

5 – Living in the past (Jethro Tull)

6 – Lullaby (The Cure)

7 – Overture, I only want to say (Jesus Christ Superstar)

8 – Dream on (Aerosmith)

9 – Nothing else matters (Metallica)

10 – Rock steady (Sting)

11 – Cannonball (Supertramp)

12 – Indiana Jones, Muppet's show

 

Milo Vannelli – alto sax

Andrea Lucchesi – tenor/soprano sax

Michele Lazzerini – tenor sax

Giacomo Valentini – baritone sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

 

RainRecords 2003

Arrangements: Roberto Frati

Other collaborations

Quartetto di Sassofoni di Perugia

“Gnomus”

1 - Pier Michele Bertaina – Gnomus

2 - Pier Michele Bertaina – Jongleurs

3 – Ruggero Lolini -  Bagatelle 3

4 – Bruno Nicoli – Burlesca

5 – Vito Secondi – Spirituals

6 – Michelangelo Gabbrielli – Epigramma e aforismi

7 – Antonio Morelli – Auriel

8 – Sergio Montori – Saxophones symphoniette

 

Marco Falaschi – soprano sax

Alda Dalle Lucche – alto sax

Sandro Tani – tenor sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

 

Pentaphon 1993

The Saexophones

“From Gesualdo to Sting”

1 – C.G.da Venosa – Moro lasso al mio duolo

2 – C.Gervaise – Bransle gay

3 – TW. Byrd – Pavane for the Earl of Salisbury

4 – M.Praetorius – Courante and springdance

5 – G.Frescobaldi – Se l'aura spira

6 – J.S.Bach – Bourrées

7 – W.A.Mozart – Andante dal divertimento K138

8 – C.Gounod – Marcia funebre d'una marionetta

9 – G.Faurè – Pavane op.50

10 – G.Gershwin – Visit

11 – D.Shostakovich – Lyrical waltz

12 – D.Shostakovich – Polka

13 – D.Shostakovich – Hurdy-gurdy

14 – A.Piazzolla – Night Club 1960

15 – Beatles – Yesterday

16 – Sting – Moon over Bourbon street

 

Marco Falaschi – soprano sax

Alda Dalle Lucche – alto sax

Sandro Tani – tenor sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

 

AmiataRecords 1996

Arrangements: Roberto Frati, J.M.Londeix, P.Harvey

The Saexophones

“Saexotango”

1 – Undertango

2 – Zita

3 – Amelitango

4 – Bordel 1900

5 – Cafè 1930

6 – Night Club 1960

7 – Concert d'aujourd'hui

8 – Bandoneon

9 – Escolaso

10 – Violentango

 

Sandro Tani – soprano sax

Alda Dalle Lucche – alto sax

Marco Vanni – tenor sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

Nuova Era 1998

Music by A.Piazzolla arrangements by Roberto Frati

winner of “Premio Internazionale Astor Piazzolla”

The Saexophones

“One life to live”

1 – Overture

2 – Arioso

3 – Alabama song

4 – Lento

5 – Valzer

6 – Veloce

7 – Moderato

8 – Corale

9 – Moderato assai

10 – Agitato

11 – Finale

12 – Buddy on the nightshift

13 – Ballata

14 – Berlino

15 – Und

16 – The ballad of the good life

17 – Youkali

18 – Tango

19 – Nanna's lied

20 – One life to live

 

Sandro Tani – soprano sax

Alda Dalle Lucche – alto sax

Marco Vanni – tenor sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

 

VideoRadio 1999

Music by K.Weill, Arrangements by Roberto Frati

Accademia Amiata Ensemble

“Ladyboy”

1 – Katolischer tango

2 – Katolischer blues

3 – Ladyboy

 

Marco Falaschi – soprano/alto sax

Roberto Frati – alto/baritone sax

Ettore Candela  - piano

 

Patos 1998

Music by Thomas Fortmann

Accademia Amiata Ensemble

“Tango Catolico”

1 – T. Fortmann – Tango Catolico

2 – A.Piazzolla – Libertango

3 – A.Piazzolla – Oblivion

4 – A.Piazzolla – Adios nonino

5 – A.Piazzolla – Close your eyes and listen

6 – A.Piazzolla – Summit

7 – A.Piazzolla – Meditango

8 – A.Piazzolla – Reminiscence

9 – T.Fortmann – Catholic blues

 

Marco Falaschi – alto/soprano sax

Roberto Frati – baritone/alto sax

Ettore Candela – piano

Tirana String Quartet

Bruno Ferrari – voice

Steve Potts – soprano sax

 

Amiata Records 1994

Arrangements by Roberto Frati

Accademia Amiata Trio

“Live in Mantova

1 – A.Piazzolla – Summit

2 – A.Piazzolla – Oblivion

3 – A.Piazzolla – Close your eyes and listen

4 – A.Piazzolla – Meditango

5 – A.Piazzolla – Libertango

6 – A.Piazzolla – Solitude

7 – A.Piazzolla – Reminiscence

8 – D.Brubeck – Koto song

9 – D.Brubeck – Fujiyama

10 – D.Brubeck – Upstage rumba

11 – A.Piazzolla – Years of solitude

12 – Adios nonino

 

Marco Falaschi – alto sax

Roberto Frati – baritone sax

Ettore Candela – piano

 

HitMusic 1998

Arrangements by Roberto Frati

UDUO

“Tao”

1 – R.Frati – Burlesque

2 – A.Vivaldi – Sonata in sol minore RV27

3 – A.Vivaldi – Sonata in sib minore RV46

4 – R.Frati – Geo

5 – R.Frati – Tao

6 – A.Vivaldi – Largo dalla sonata RV43

7 – A.Vivaldi – Allegro dalla sonata RV53

8 – R.Frati – Temporale estivo

9 – L.Garosi – Polarità

10 – Dead Can Dance – Cantara

11 – R.Frati – Modus

 

Milo Vannelli – soprano sax/baritone sax II

Roberto Frati – baritone sax I

 

ONK Music 2015

Arrangements by Robert Frati

Quartetto di Sassofoni di Firenze

“Musica francese del '900”

J.Rivier – Grave et presto

J.Francaix – Suite

F.Schmitt – Quatuor

 

Iacopo Sammartano – soprano sax

Andrea Lucchesi – alto sax

Simone Orsucci – tenor sax

Milo Vannelli – baritone sax

 

Le Vele 2000

Winner of ‘Perugia Classico edizione 1997’

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