Giorgio Gaslini

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Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jul 29, 2014 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jul 29, 2014 (84)

About

The first Italian invited to a U.S. jazz festival and the first Italian musician described as a new talent by Down Beat.

Before Fame

He founded his own quartet and performed with them in the 1950s and 1960s.

Trivia

His American collaborations included such musicians as Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Eddie Gomez, and Max Roach.

Family Life

His family was aware of his musical talents early on, and he began his performing career when he was 13.

Associated With

He wrote the soundtrack for the 1961 film The Night, which was directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.