Originally from Rome, Luca Fogagnolo is a Berlin-based bass player with a musical vision that circumscribes an expanse of styles. He started playing at the age of 14, when his parents brought him a Fender® Jazz electric bass from New York.
"It was 1992 and I was living in Brussels with my family. I started listening to and playing along with the music that ruled the scene of that period: from grunge to the last sketches of hard rock. Soon I fell in love with the classic rock bands of the ‘70s–Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Santana and Cream. My father introduced me to the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Johann Sebastian Bach. At the age of 20, I started playing double bass, inspired by the music production of ECM records. Ralph Towner, Arild Andersen, Terje Rypdal, Nils Petter Molvaer and Eivind Aarset are just a few of the many artists who influenced my sound."
Inspired by those and other artists of the north-european jazz scene, Fogagnolo
began to enrich his sound palette by using effects to explore the sound of his
double bass beyond its natural resonance. This curiosity carried over to his exploration
with other instruments, such as guitar, theremin and trombone.
He has released three albums for Universal Music with the Chat Noir jazz trio. Their music has been featured in "The Beast in the Heart" (La Bestia nel Cuore / Don’t Tell), nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film category in the 78th Academy Awards. Across the years he collaborated with established artists of the jazz and electronic music scene, such as Gianluca Petrella, Eivind Aarset, Luca Aquino and Erik Honore'.