Track

Gino Foti

Born: January 1, 1963    Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Gino Foti

Born in Messina, Sicily, Gino has been exposed to diverse types of music from an early age. Although not from a musical family, some of his earliest recollections are of his father playing European classical works and folk music from various Mediterranean countries on their record player, and his mother singing along to operas and popular Italian songs on the radio.

Emigrating to the United States in the early seventies, at a time when jazz fusion and progressive rock were at the zenith of their popularity, he discovered the music of groups and artists like: Cream, Miles Davis, Al Di Meola, King Crimson, Lifetime, Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, Jean-Luc Ponty, Return To Forever, Rush, Carlos Santana, and Weather Report. The juxtaposition of European classical elements and ethnic rhythms, along with the finesse and improvisation of jazz and the power and intensity of rock, were musical forms that were at once familiar and brand new, creating a lasting impression on him....
read more


Gino Foti, Global Resonances (Net Dot Music, 2013), Xenosonic Journeys (Net Dot Music, 2013), Orbis Terrarum (Net Dot Music, 2006), Sphere Of Influence (Net Dot Music, 2006), Bhavachakra (Net Dot Music, 2006), Vedic Mantras (Net Dot Music, 2006)
Electrum, Standard Deviation (Net Dot Music, 2002), Frames Of Mind (Net Dot Music, 1998)

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact discography@allaboutjazz.com. Thank you.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Gino Foti events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Submit Take Five Answers. We'll publish your Take Five questions and answers as an article, feature it on the home page and link to it from your musician profile.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 5,368 Views: 4,564 Fans: 1
Download jazz mp3 “Counting Each Moment Precious” by Gino Foti Download jazz mp3 “Saraswati” by Gino Foti Download jazz mp3 “Dancing On The Edge Of A Dream” by Gino Foti Download jazz mp3 “Kujichagulia” by Gino Foti

Weekly Giveaways

Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo
About | Enter

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how