Artist Spotlight- Top Five-Roberto Bernardinello
We asked Roberto Bernardinello about five albums that were most influential:
This is the first ‘fusion” album I listened, a friend of mine gave me a copy and I never heard a music like that, I though of it was phenomenal and I was very impressed by Dave Weckl drumming, I didn’t get for a while that there was a “Six String Bass Player” (John Patitucci) playing bass lines, soloing and obbligatos all in one song…
I love the sound and the energy of Darryl Jones, I think he’s a bass giant.
Just after Corea this friend of mine gave me this album and once again I was very impressed by Alain Caron and the great sound and phrasing on a fretless but my focus went to the entire band especially how this songs and arrangements were carefully planned and worked by the band, very innovative band.
Top five record for me but one of the most phenomenal music I ever heard. The performance by the trio is stellar and Dominique Di Piazza reveal a genius and innovative musicianship introducing the bass world to the chordal use of the 5 string bass with high C. He’s a total genius for me.
Big strike in my music world! This album represent for me the highest standard in big band sound and the energy from this record it’s outstanding. Anthony Jackson became instantly a guide of “how to play the bass” for sound, counterpoints, unique style, vision and fearless in his approach.