Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Roberto Badoglio, is a young (born 1984) yet very skilled bassist as well as an awesome composer. With a combination of creative and advanced approach to grooving, striking harmonic sense, phenomenal technique, and a strong melodic attitude he is now making a name for himself in instrumental contemporary music. His complex, articulate playing requires a bass with uncompromising levels of responsiveness, and Roberto is the perfect tester when dynamic performance is first and foremost(E. Pasini, Wood & Tronics basses) He is working on his first solo album, featuring Steve Hunt (long time keyboardist with Allan Holdsworth) and drummer Marty Richards (Gary Burton), due for release in 2009 and he is also a member of the band “Oddflow” with guitarist Hara Garacci and drummer Marko Djordjevic. Oddflow recorded the cd ”Almost Even” during 2005 in Boston when Roberto was a student of Berklee college of Music. He performs with the experimental fusion band “Low Kick” (two basses and drums) with bass player Enrico Pasini and drummer Pablo De Biasi. During 2008 he started his collaboration with avant-garde Pop artist Adama in New York city. Roberto also played with artists such as Joanne Brackeen, George Zonce, Louis Cato, Paul Giordimaina, Matthew Garrison, Hal Crook, Elliot and Brad Mason and many others. He..s currently living in Berlin where he perform and compose music with the famous horn player Helmut Engel-Musehold.
Assuming that nothing is static, yet everything old is new again, this record answers the question (if anybody asked) that wonders how fusion would sound if it was invented today. This young ‘un and his bass take the world and electric elements and give them a weekend feel that makes this a new part of the legacy in the making. Simply tasty and accessible, it has something for your many moods and will something good to all of them. A sure bet to make throughout.
Pico, Something Else Reviews
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Badoglio is a hotshot electric bassist from Trieste, Italy, and if you're into the kind of bass fusion championed by Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller and Gary Willis, you can easily get all wooshie by Badoglio's nimble but melodic five-string bass. But fortunately for those yearning for a little harmonic development to go with the technical dazzling, Badoglio put in the work toward that end on several of his originals from his debut album, issued just last month.
John Book, This is Books Music
FRICKA, I LOVE ME SOME JAZZ FUSION WITH THAT TRANQUIL KEYBOARD SCHNITT, YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!! The music of bassist Roberto Badoglio will be for those who love the sounds of Weather Report, Return To Forever, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Re-Evaluation Time (Space Rack) may sound of a time long ago, but it’s very much of the now because the music you love is very much timeless. It still sounds good because it gives you a good feeling, and Badoglio knows all the right spots to hit with his playing.