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Alti & Bassi


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The ups and downs are a male vocal quintet specializes in a cappella jazz and swing, born in Milan in 1994. Sing "a cappella" means using only their voice, no musical instruments. Tops & Bottoms often imitate some, such as drums, bass, horns, guitars. The result is original and surprising: a mix of entertainment, music and culture.

Since 1994 they have carried out an intense concert activity encouraged by local authorities, associations and institutions. Afternoons were guests of Music in Milan, the concert season of the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro, the review "Night at Villa Simonetta in Milan, the Salone della Musica in Turin, the Italian Song Festival 40's / 50's Royal Palace in Turin, Umberto Giordano Festival in Baveno (VB), the San Remo Song Festival Jazz in Sanremo, S. Tempia Academy Choir at the Conservatory of Turin, the musical marathon "Music is for All" organized by Amadeus in Room Verdi Conservatory in Milan, the Accademia Filarmonica di Messina and Bellini at the Theatre of Hannibal Framcia, Light of the Muse in Bolzano, Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, Teatro Manzoni in Pistoia, the concert season of the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro. Were invited by the Blue Note in Milan, while abroad were guests of "Voice Mania'98" and "Voice Mania 2000" in Vienna, "A Cappella Festival" in Zug (Switzerland), "Pure Voices" on katzeldorf / Leith and "Vokal Total" in Graz (Austria), the Italian Swiss Radio in Mendrisio and Locarno at the party "Dream of a night in early summer."

Numerous radio and television holdings among these include "Good Vibrations" on Tele +3, "Roxy Bar" on Videomusic, "Buona Domenica" on Canale 5, "At two o'clock on RAIUNO" conducted by Paul limits; Nick The Nightfly "RadioCapital up," Kitchen "on Radio Deejay conducted by Andrea Pezzi. More than once interviewed by Radio RAI Uno and RAI Radio Tre at Voice Mania 2000 in Vienna, were guests of the Italian Swiss Radio, Radio Classics, RockFM, Radio101, Radio Monte Carlo-guests of Paul and Lester Alfonso Signorini, Lifegate Radio, the "Italian Night" by Radio RAI International and "Grammelot" and "Piazza Verdi" live on Radio Rai Tre.

Fiorello sent Medley of songs from their new album in two episodes of Viva Radio Two. During the months of March and May 2006 were hosted by Maurizio Costanzo in "All Morning" on Channel 5.

They gave voice to many commercial jingles and television themes as Perepepe, broadcast on RAI Due Gene Simmons, the term "Pausette" and some Christmas symbols of the cult.

Four CDs to date: "The American Myth" by Lucia Mannucci and Virgilio Savona Quartet Cetra and cited the autobiography of Renato Carosone the original version of "a cappella" thou wouldst make of 'the American; " The Fabulous Gershwin, "presented by Lelio Luttazzi," TAKE FIVE (special guest Nick The Nightfly), by Franco Cerri, "MEDLEY", 2006, by Paolo Conte.

Have been assigned to the High & Low Quartetto Cetra '98 Award and the Premio Carosone 2006.


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Alti & Bassi : Medley

Review: Alti & Bassi are five debonair-looking, fun-and-Western-music-loving Italian men whose "Medley" is exactly that, a 32-song medley. Or more correctly, a medley comprised of seven medleys, beginning with 8 heavily-accented Disney chestnuts ("Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf," "Heigh Ho," Bibbidi Bobbity Bu" and others); a masterful 4-song Platters medley ("My Prayer," "Sixteen Tons," "Only You" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"); a jazzy "West Side Story" medley ("Maria," "Tonight" and an apropos "America"); an "I Love America" Broadway medley ("Singin' In The Rain," "Cheek To Cheek," "Night and Day" and "New York, New York"); a seven song Beatles medley "A&B Road" ("Abbey Road," get it? It includes "Sgt. Pepper's," "If I Fell," "Norwegian Wood," "Help," "All You Need Is Love" and other favorites); a "Canto Libero" medley of Italian favorites ("Fiori Rosa Fiori Di Pesco," "Il Mio Canto Libero" and "Con Il Nastro Rosa") and finally the "A&B G's" medley (The Bee Gees of course, "(Saturday) Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive"). These guys have loved and listened to a lot of records, cassette tapes and CDs to sound as much like these groups as they do. We love all this music, too, and Andrea, Alberto, Paolo, Diego and Filippo have the a cappella chops to do it justice. Listen to the yummy bass lead on "Sixteen Tons" (which we seem to remember as a Tennessee Ernie Ford hit, rather than the Platters, but no matter), and to the falsetto lead on "Saturday Night Fever"-these guys may come across as somewhat silly at times (we prefer "fun-loving") but they can really sing, and they give us a sweet taste of 32 wonderful songs here. Which we think you will enjoy, as we did!

Songlist: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, Heigh Ho, A Spoonful of Sugar, The Bare Necessities, One Song, Bibbidi Bobbidi Bu, Everybody Wants To Be a Cat, My Prayer, Sixteen Tons, Only You, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Maria, Tonight , America, Singin' In The Rain, Cheek to Cheek, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Long and Winding Road, If I Fell, Norwegian Wood, All You Need is Love, Help, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Fiori Rosa Fiori Di Pesco, Il Mio Canto Libero, Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive

5879c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella Male Contemporary CDs

Alti & Bassi : Take Five! : 00  1 CD : 

Alti & Bassi : Take Five!

Review: Talented all-male Italian pop/jazz quintet Alti & Bassi's "Take 5," whose cover features an open box of chocolates with musical notes on them, is, fittingly, a sampler CD of 5 songs: an amazingly jazzy cover of "Silent Night," a wonderfully harmonic version of the classic "Unchained Melody," the traditional Spiritual "Nobody Knows," a jazzy, surprisingly arranged "White Christmas" (which segues into the title tune, and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" from Disney's Cinderella, which segues into a walking jazzy "Take 5. All these are pure a cappella, which really shows off Alti & Bassi's vocal talents. We like this group's song selection, hip arrangements, energy, spirit, sweet leads and solid background harmonies. Help yourself to a taste of Alti & Bassi, fresh pop/jazz from Italy!

Songlist: Silent Night, Unchained Melody, Nobody Knows, White Christmas, A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

5878c | 00 1 CD | $8.95 | A Cappella Male Contemporary CDs

Alti & Bassi : Favoloso Gershwin : 00  1 CD : George & Ira Gershwin

Alti & Bassi : Favoloso Gershwin

Review: "Il Favoloso" is our favorite all-male Italian quartet's singing tribute to legendary American composer George Gershwin. Eight of the 11 covers here are by George, one, a lovely a cappella rendition of "The Man I Love," is by George and his brother Ira. One tune, A.E. Negri's "Charleston Prelude," and Zapponi-Luttazzi's title tune, complete the songlist, most of which are live and accompanied. Favorites include "Scandal Walk," "Naughty Baby," "I Got Rhythm," Medley, including "Preludio No. 2," "An American in Paris" and "Rhapsody in Blue," and the bluesy "Summertime." A fun, entertaining collection from Alti & Bassi!

Songlist: Scandal Walk, Naughty Baby, Rose of Madrid, The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm, Rhapsody Medley, Liza, Summertime, Charleston Prelude, I'd Rather Charleston, Il Faboloso Gershwin

5877c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella Male Contemporary CDs

Alti & Bassi : Il Mito Americano : 00  1 CD : 

Alti & Bassi : Il Mito Americano

Review: Unfortunately our understanding of Italian is limited to restaurant menus, but a scan of the track list indicates that the spiritual and jazz standard are this CD's focus. These five European chaps obviously have a fondness for these particularly American forms; "Climbing Up The Mountain," "Summertime," "Satin Doll," and "Sophisticated Lady" are the mediums for Alti & Bassi's swinging big band style. Vocal orchestrations and scat are vital ingredients, and the group has a great deal of skill and versatility. Their gospel turn on "I'm Rolling Through This Unfriendly World" is warm and convincing. Occasional piano accompaniment.

Songlist: Tu vo fa' f'americano, Climbing up the Mountain, Down by the Riverside, Fugue with Satin Doll, Quando canta Rabagliati, Jusus Gave Me Water, Satin Doll, Summertime, I'm Rolling Thorough This Unfriendly World, When the Saints Go Marchin' In , Jazz, Sphisticated Lady, Dueling Voices

2189c | 00 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella Male Contemporary CDs

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