Alessandro Bottura, Electric Bass, Born in Italy on June 3rd of 1984, started to get interested in music since he was a child, studying piano for 5 years, then guitar and drums until 2000, when he landed to the bass as self-taught. With the rock band NoLogo, Alessandro performed in many live shows throughout Modena, winning also the contest Suonatecele 2 that was announced by La Tenda. From 2002, He started the Accademia di Musica in Modena, Italy following both the theory class taken by M Giuseppe La Monica and the instrument course with M Enrico Lazzarini 2002-2006 and M Glauco Zuppiroli 2006-2007. From 2004 to 2006, He was playing with the band Landslide Ladies, getting gigs all across Italy: Milano, Torino, Roma, Venezia, Padova, Vicenza, Bologna, Bari, etc. In 2007, He had earned a Degree in Music at the D.A.M.S. of Bologna, in the same year, Alessandro attended the One Week Intensive program at the Jeff Berlins Players School Of Music in Clearwater, Tampa, FL. auditing to Master classes by Larry Coryell, Gumbi Ortiz and Richard Dreixler. He is currently studying at PercentoMusica in Roma with Masters Massimo Moriconi, Pierpaolo Ranieri, Mario Guarini and Luca Pirozzi Electric Bass, Massimo Fedeli (playing ensembles and improvisation), Aldo Fedele (playing ensembles), Andrea Avena and Stefano Scatozza (music theory), Fabrizio Aiello (rythmical awareness). He continues the studies also at the Accademia Di Musica in Modena, Italy following the improvement classes held by M Giuseppe La Monica. Alessandro is always striving to perfect his songwriting and playing skills constantly by making his collegiate experiences an actual part of his creativity methods.
Jaco Pastorius would be proud to hear the bass chops of jazz artist Alessandro Bottura. His latest record, “Morning Grooves” is a smooth fusion of rock, jazz, and pop instrumentals all rolled into one amazing sound. Bottura’s bass playing speaks for itself and is immediately evident right from the opening track, “Out of Sight.” His jazz fueled bass runs fly up and down the neck and are nicely driven by some outstanding guitar/drum work. Bottura changes gears a bit and slow things down on “Sweet Tears,” which also highlights his staccato playing skills. Any fan of Jaco Pastorius or of virtuoso bass playing will love this album, plus the band behind Bottura is just as exceptional as he.
-Shaun H. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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