LUCA FOGAGNOLO


Many in body One in Mind


From quiet intimacy to searing intensity

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'.





DISCOGRAPHY


with CHAT NOIR

Adoration
2006 Splasch Records

06 Le Reveil Du Chat
0:00/10:17

Decoupage
2007 Universal Music

Trilogy (A-Private Eye; B-Colours; C-Closed Room)
Chat Noir (Decoupage)
0:00/13:19

Difficult to see you
2008 Universal Music

02 Plateau
0:00/5:29

Weather Forecasting stone
2011 Universal Music

06 Can't See Stone
0:00/10:38

Elec3cities
2014 Rarenoiserecords

Avant Buddha
0:00/6:48


with STEINTIGER


Impermanence
2014 Unit Records

Steintiger - Northentity
0:00/5:14


with THE PIANO ROOM

The piano room
2006 Terre sommerse

My Vessel
The Piano Room (The Piano Room)
0:00/4:47

Early Morning
2008 Irma Records

Ices
The Piano Room (Early Morning)
0:00/4:56

Breath feel
2010 Irma Records

HAENDEL WITH CARE
The Piano Room (Breath Feel)
0:00/7:12



with GAZZARA

Brother and sister
2006 Halidon

Train To Sambaville
Gazzara (Brother And Sister)
0:00/5:46

My cup of tea
2009 Halidon

Seven Seas
Gazzara (My Cup Of Tea)
0:00/4:43

with JAZZ GLITCH SOCIETY

At work with Mr. Gazzara
(Various Artists)
2010 Jean Records World

16 Espresso Glitch - Jazz Glitch Society
Gazzara (At Work With Mr Gazzara)
0:00/3:03

SOUNDTRACKS

THE BEAST IN THE HEART(2005)
directed by Cristina Comencini
Academy Award nomination
for Best Foreign Language Film 2005
music composed and performed by Chat Noir

Noir451
Chat Noir (Decoupage)
0:00/3:50

IN FABBRICA(doc-2007)
directed by Francesca Comencini
Torino Film Festival winner 2007
music arranged and performed by Chat Noir

Via Del Campo
Chat Noir (Decoupage)
0:00/7:44

BLACK AND WHITE(2008)
directed by Cristina Comencini
music composed and performed by Chat Noir

06 Talkin' Slowly
0:00/3:30

Atinaid Doc"Melkam Zena"(2012)
directed by Valentina Carnelutti
Presented at Rome Indipendent Film Festival
music composed and performed by Luca Fogagnolo and Francesco Gazzara

Vision Chant
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