Max Ionata

Roma, Roma, It
Artist / Band / Musician
Picanto Records
Born in 1972, Max Ionata is considered as one of the most important jazz saxophonists in contemporary Italian Jazz scene. Although his late debut after having moved to Rome in 2005 and started his living only by music, Ionata has already gained a considerable reputation by international jazz critics and audience. He played at some of the most important jazz clubs and festivals in the world, also in collaboration with : Robin Eubanks, Reuben Rogers, Clarence Penn, Steve Grossman, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, Bob Franceschini, Hiram Bullock, Joel Frahm, Miles Griffith, Andy Gravish, Anthony Pinciotti, Roberto Gatto, Dado Moroni, Giovanni Tommaso, Flavio Boltro, Lorenzo Tucci, Furio Di Castri, Fabrizio Bosso, Rosario Bonaccorso, Mario Biondi, Gegè Telesforo and many others. He won the “Massimo Urbani” in 2000, 1st prize in “Baronissi international Jazz Competition 2000”, public nominee in “Tramplin Jazz D’Avignon” in France. While leading his own groups that brought him a big success especially in Japan, Ionata also regularly shows up on some important projects, Roberto Gatto’s “Remembering Shelly”, Gegè Telesforo’s “So Cool 5tet” etc. as a sideman. イタリア・アブルッツォ州出身/ローマ在住、1972生まれ。 ペスカーラのコンセルヴァトーリオ、そしてビル・ラッソ監修によるコロンビア・カレッジ・シカゴのジャズ・プログラムを修士の後、ロザーリオ・ジュリアーニ、ルーカ・マンヌッツァ、エマヌエーレ・チーズィ、ロバート・ボニソーロ、スティーヴ・レイシーらに師事。 2000年、マッシモ・ウルバーニ賞を受賞。同年、自身のクァルテットでバロニッシ国際ジャズコンクール優勝。2001年、仏アヴィニョンの国際コンクールにて市民賞を受賞する。 以降の活躍は目覚ましく、世界的プレイヤーとの百戦錬磨の共演、伊Schema諸作品への参加、ダニエーレ・スカンナピエーコとの双頭プロジェクト『テナー・レガシー』を経て、およそ7年振りに自身のクァルテットによる渾身のハードバップ〜モーダル作『インスピレーション』(2009 albore jazz)を発表し一気に大ブレイク。 須永辰緒氏監修の『夜ジャズ〜CLUB JAZZ DIGS LUPIN THE THIRD』にゲスト参加するなど、オーセンティックなジャズ・ファンのみならず、若いクラブ・ジャズ層からの支持も厚く、その倍音豊かな野太いサウンド、とめどなく溢れ出る明快かつ力強いフレージングをもとに、ファブリツィオ・ボッソとともにイタリアン・ジャズ界を背負う一人として熱い注目を集める。

DISCOGRAPY: As Leader Max Ionata Quartet “Inspiration” - Albòre Jazz Records Japan Ionata/Scannapieco/Rogers/Penn “Tenor Legacy” - Picanto Records Max Ionata/Giovanni Amato “Organic” – Picanto Records Max Ionata/Luca Mannutza “Lode 4 Joe” - Wide Sound Max Ionata Quartett “Little Hand” - Abeat Max Ionata/Claudio Filippini “Zaira” - Wide Sound As Sideman Quartetto Trevi Featuring Max Ionata “Night Walk” Norma Blue Japan Roberto Gatto Quintet “Remembering Shelly” - Albòre Japan Andy Gravish Quintet “New York/Rome Hook Up” Andy Gravish/Luca Mannutza “Sound Advice” – Wide Sound Berardi Jazz Connections “Do It” - Flaminio Jazz Gianluca Renzi Sextet “Looking From The Right Line” - Wide Sound Pino Jodice “Suspended” - U.M. Records M. Rolli e A.M.P. Big Band Feat. MIKE STERN “Moodswing” - Wide Sound Ada Montellanico “Suoni Modulanti” - Abeat Daniele Luttazzi “Money For Dope” Miles Griffith & Tony Pancella Quartet “Smile Again” Loredana Lubrano “Smile” Walter Gaeta “Oktogon” - mobydick editore Roberto Spadoni “Panta Rei” - Wide Sound Marcello Rosa “A Child Is Born” – Philology Pier Francesco Loche “Tetanic” Gianluca Renzi all star big band “Charles and Joe”- Wide Sound Pietro Ciancaglini “Reincarnation Of A Lovebird” - Schema Records Lorenzo Tucci “Touch” - Schema Records Rosalia De Souza “D'Improvviso” - Schema Records Pietro Lomuscio “Suite Standars in Bb maggiore” Phylology Fabrizio Bosso “Black Spirit” Pony Canion Japan Luca Mannutza/Andy Gravish Sound Advice “Schema” Gegè Telesforo “So Cool” Grove Master Edition Guido Pistocchi “Spring Time” Norma Blue Japan Tatsuo Sunaga “Club Jazz Digs Lupin The Third” JVC Japan Gerardo Bartoccini “Bye Bye Lazybird” Myspace Layouts - Myspace Editor - Hot Comments - Image Hosting Max Ionata
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