1. Testa di basso 4:33
2. Problemi di parcheggio 3:57
3. Gulliver 4:45
4. Gulliver parte seconda 3:46
5. Mo' better blues 4:34
6. 153 battute 2:37
7. Folk metropolitano 4:27
8. Calonna sonora di un film che non c'e' 4:16
9. Riccione 4:13
10. Te lo dico cosi' (non riuscendo a scriverti) 2:27
11. Il mio tempo 4:33
Saturnino is probably the best italin bass player!
He play in most of cds by Jovanotti, from "1992" to his ultimate works.
For those of you who love listening to bass guitar akin to Geroge Benson but find him too syrupy smooth (though he's good), here's something to wake you up from your Sunday morning stupor! Welcome to a very special and rare export from Italy! If there are any people out there like me who just love the bass guitar but with smooth, fluid and flowing tunes, and ..... with a Monstrous Bass Punch, look no further.
The first track, Testa di Basso is reminiscent of lazy jam sessions with heavy bass. Track 2 "Problemi di Parcheggio" takes it up one notch. Gulliver falls back with a very fluid style and an interesting mix of percussion instruments.
But the all time favourite is definitely Mo' Better Blues. This track has all the components of lazy blues that makes your head bop not matter how hard you try to resist it ... do not hold back, give in.
153 Battute takes the tempo all the way to the max - makes you want to just go out and pound the streets! And if ever you need a good track to test a subwoofer for punch, play this and Riccione.
Thanks to kwagga33
Music fans and critics consider Saturnino (Ascoli Piceno, 1969) one of the best electric bass players on the international scene. So well respected and known is he in his native Italy that it is sufficent to just call him Saturnino and everyone will know to whom you refer. With both a large popular following and his own loyal fans, Saturnino made his solo debut in 1995 with Testa di basso, an album that showcases his instrumental skills, compositional invention and eclecticism. For Testa di basso Saturnino wrote all the tracks and played bass, drums and guitar. The album was a success both with critics and the public, and the historic American label Verve included him (the only Italian artist) in their catalogue. This truly re-inforced also his reputation of being a musicians musician. That same year Verve invited him to perform at the official presentation of the label in Italy at Propaganda, in Milan, together with Chris Botti and Gary Thomas. But Testa di basso was far from Saturninos first experience in a recording studio. His work as bassist and co-writer with top-selling hit Italian artists Lorenzo Jovanotti dates back to 1991. Together they recorded eight albums, including a live two-record set. One of the most important events in the life and career of Saturnino was his encounter, in 1991, with Lorenzo Jovanotti. Their intense working relationship has led to successful hits such as Lombelico del mondo, Io No, Penso Positivo, Salvami. The bass of Saturnino also guides the powerful rhythm of Il mio nome è mai più, the song recorded by Piero Pelù, Jovanotti and Ligabue in 1999 to benefit Emergency. This track has sold over 600,000 copies, becoming one of the most successful singles in Italy in the last decade. Saturninos other solo CDs include: Zelig (1996), the live CD SaTOURnino (1997), and the very forward looking Clima (2000) which he wrote in New York and recorded in Milano. These recordings and his performances show Saturnino as a versatile instrumentalist capable of interpreting any style. His albums combine influences from his study of classical music (he began studying violin at the age of five) and his passion for funk, jazz, rock and hiphop. He makes music welcomes influences but is free of any form of imitation. Saturnino has his own, original take on a concept of musical nomadism, in which the artist is free to roam without a passport throughout the musical territories already explored by others in the past. He never merely repeats their discoveries, but creatively generates new combinations capable of expressing innovative musical identity. In concert he has an a vibrant energy and charisma that reaches out to the audiences tirelessly bringing them into the action and the music