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Corrado Abbate

Born: February 19, 1958    Primary Instrument: Piano

Corrado Abbate

Originally trained as a classical pianist, Corrado Abbate quickly turned to jazz, soon demonstrating a distinct aptitude for composition and arrangement. He has always loved leading small combos, playing mainly his own compositions, together with exciting jazz renditions of numbers from various musical styles.

During the Eighties he led a number of groups highly active on the Torinese scene (”Arsis”, “Modal Jazz Quintet”, “Sharp Eleventh”), playing everything from hard bop to modal, from fusion to free-funk. Many talented young musicians, now well-known professional players, like Luigi Tessarollo, Marco Tardito, Roberto Regis, Davide Graziano and others, emerged from these groups. In the same period he played with musicians as Massimo Urbani, Gianni Basso, Franco Mondini, Alfredo Ponissi, Luciano Bertolotti and many others....
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A.N.F.A. Quartet
Brecce
Pentaflowers 1993
Personnel:
Fulvio Albano: tenor and soprano sax
Corrado Abbate: piano
Claudio Nicola: double bass
Raffaele Fontana: drums

Primitivo
Speed Jazz
Tielines 1997
Personnel:
Danilo Pala: tenor sax
Corrado Abbate: acoustic & electric piano
Claudio Nicola: double & electric bass
Raffaele Fontana: drums
Luis Casih: percussion

Jazzcom Project
Stultifera Navis
SFR 2005
Personnel:
Danilo Pala: alto sax
Gigi Di Gregorio: tenor sax
Corrado Abbate: piano
Roberto Giolito: double & electric bass
Carlo Bernardinello: drums

Multiverse Jazz Quartet
Un'ombra in cammino
Philology 2008
Personnel:
Gigi Di Gregorio: tenor & soprano sax
Corrado Abbate: piano
Piero Cresto-Dina: double bass
Marco Puxeddu: drums

Jazzcom feat. Flavio Boltro
Dummy and Human
Dodicilune Records 2011
Personnel:
Flavio Boltro: trumpet
Danilo Pala: alto sax
Gigi Di Gregorio: tenor & soprano sax
Corrado Abbate: piano
Fabio De March: electric bass
Carlo Bernardinello: drums

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