Enzo Avitabile

Enzo Avitabile

Enzo Avitabile (born 1955 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian saxophonist. He plays a fusion of World music and jazz fusion music.

He tours with his band, going under the name of Enzo Avitabile and Bottari. Bottari is a traditional rhythm from south Italy. It involves wine barrels, wooden drums, etc. Avitabile keeps the Bottari culture in mind while experimenting with fusion Jazz (sax, trumpets, etc).

Discography

*Avitabile (1982)
*Meglio Soul (1983)
*Correre in Fretta (1984)
*SOS Brothers (1986)
*Punta in Naso a Nord (1988)
*Alta Tensione (1988)
*Street Happiness (1988)
*Stella Dissidente (1990)
*Enzo Avitabile (1991)
*Easy (1994)
*Aizetè (1996)
*Addò (1996)
*O-Issa (1999)
*Salvamm'o Munno (2004)
*Sacro Sud (2006)

Trivia

* In the past he has collaborated with James Brown and Tina Turner.
* In 1988, Avitabile's track "Black Out" became a club anthem in Ibiza and is now considered one of the original Balearic dance classics; the track was a precursor to the so-called world music explosion a year later.
* Along with Bottari, he was nominated for the prestigious 'Audience Award' in the 2005 BBC Awards for World Music.

External links

* [http://www.enzoavitabile.it/ Official website]
* [http://www.wrasserecords.com Wrasse Records website]


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