Paolo Lattanzi

Born in 1977 in Macerata, Italy, Paolo's discovery of music starts soon thanks to his brother’s and mother's assortment of albums ranging in genres from Rock to Classical.

At the age of 16, he buys his first drumkit. A huge fan of Led Zeppelin he focuses mainly on the sound of those incredible albums and the other great rock bands of the 60's and 70's. In the following years he expands his repertoire of styles by being part of hard rock, blues and latin bands and in 1998 he wins an award for best drummer in a regional competition while he keeps playing extensively in central Italy.

With the discovery of jazz Paolo starts to explore a growing interest in a “freer”, more expressive approach to music. In the year 2000 he decides that in order to keep moving ahead musically he has to leave the comforts of his current life and go where he could learn more and challenge himself. In January of 2002 he enrolls at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, majoring in performance and graduates with the honor of “Magna Cum Laude” in the spring of 2005.

While studying the drums Paolo develops a strong interest in composing and arranging and during his years at Berklee he divides his studies between the drums and the “staff”. Soon after graduating he joins those two sides and forms a group with which he records Night Dancers, featuring him as leader, composer and drummer. (Silta Records, released summer 2006)

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”Multitude's 11 tunes are frequently surprising in terms of how Lattanzi uses tonal colors and inventively manipulates chordal and rhythmic patterns. [...] He should expect his profile to rise considerably from Multitude” Philip Booth - Jazziz (USA) - Summer 2010

“This recital is undeniably skillfully rendered” David Dupont - Multitude's Review - Cadence (USA) - July 2010

“One of the great CDs of these years” Piacentino - Multitude's Review - Musica Jazz (ITA) - April 2010

“The level here is very high, both in terms of solos and compositions” Vittorio Loconte - Multitude's Review - MusicBoom (ITA) - February 2010

“High-level acoustic mainstream, in a new dress” JKi - Multitude's Review - Jazzrytmit (FIN) - May 2010

”Lattanzi plays through the complexities with ease and cooks at all the right times.” David Kane - Cadence Magazine (USA) - April 2007

“Lattanzi, leader and composer of all the tracks doesn't reserve any privileged spots for himself, on the contrary he moves with great balance and regard to the form and displays a mature drumming and an intense, original creative vein

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Discography

Characteristic Pitches feat. Robin Eubanks | Multitude

Characteristic...

SILTA Records
2010

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Night Dancers

Night Dancers

SILTA Records
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Multitude

Multitude

SILTA Records
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The Need for Essence

The Need for Essence

Paolo Lattanzi
Multitude

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