Pino Presti

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Pino Presti

Italian bassist, arranger, conductor, record producer born in Milan. Presti was very young when he first entered the music business. He started as a bass guitar player, than gradually began as an arranger, composer, orchestra conductor, and producer. Among his collaborations in different genres of music like jazz, pop, funk, soul, and Latin music are Mina , Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazzolla , Quincy Jones, Wilson Pickett, Shirley Bassey, Franco Cerri, Madd

Category: Music

Born in 1943.

Countries: Italy (69%), United States (13%), Turkey (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Gerry Mulligan, Quincy Jones, Advertising campaign

Linked to: Barclay Records, Corriere della Sera, Il Giornale, Cetra Records




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Pino Presti was born in 1943. A contemporary of George Benson, Gary Burton, Jim Morrison. add something


Connections: Mina Mazzini, Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazzolla, Shirley Bassey, Quincy Jones, Franco Cerri, Maynard Ferguson, Aldemaro Romero, Tullio De Piscopo, Stéphane Grappelli (1970's and 1980's) add something


From 1971 up until her last public appearances at Bussoladomani in 1978, Presti arranged and conducted 86 of Mina's tracks, including the hits "Grande grande grande", "E penso a te", "L'importante è finire", "E poi", "Città vuota", "La pioggia di marzo", "Fiume azzurro", "Domenica sera" and others, and albums such as Mina, Cinquemilaquarantatre, Frutta e verdura, Amanti di valore, Baby Gate, La Mina, Singolare, Mina con bignè, Mina Live '78. add something


Pino Presti Music Collection - Aldemaro Romero Orchestra - Tema de la Onda. Performers: Aldemaro Romero, Pino Presti, Tullio De Piscopo, Orchestra, Coro. Recorded in Milan in 1972.


Pino Presti Music Collection - Aldemaro Romero y su Onda Nueva - El Negro José Performers Aldemaro Romero, Pino Presti, Tullio De Piscopo. Recorded in Milan in 1972 re-edited in 1976.


Pino Presti Music Collection - Franco Cerri - Metti Una Sera Cerri Performers: Franco Cerri, Nando De Luca, Pino Presti, Tullio De Piscopo, Strings, Brass Orchestra. Recorded in Milan in 1973.


Pino Presti Music Collection - Libertango - Astor Piazzolla Recorded in Milan May 1974.


Pino Presti Music Collection - Astor Piazzolla & Gerry Mulligan - 20 Years Ago Recorded in Milan September-October 1974.


Pino Presti - Smile


Pino Presti Music Collection - Gerry Mulligan - Rio One composed & arranged by Gerry Mulligan. Performers: Gerry Mulligan Enrico Intra Pino Presti Tullio De Piscopo Giancarlo Barigozzi Sergio Farina Recorded in Milan in 1975


Pino Presti Music Collection - L'Estate di Laura - 1975. Atlantic Records. Performers: Pino Presti, Massimo Luca, Ellade Bandini, Rene Mantegna


Pino Presti Music Collection - MINA - L' importante è finire Performers: Mina, Pino Presti, Massimo Luca, Alberto Baldan, Ellade Bandini, Rene Mantegna. Recorded in Milan, April 1975.


In 1976 he created and produced for Atlantic Records the first dance-funk album in Italy: 1st Round with hit songs such as Smile, Funky Bump, L’estate di Laura, Sunny. add something


In 1977 he signed a contract with RAI2 as arranger, conductor and composer of original music for the noted TV show, Auditorio A, directed by Stefano De Stefani. Guest Maynard Feguson. add something


On Mina's come back at the Bussoladomani theatre in Viareggio on 24 June 1978, Nantas Salvataggio wrote an enthusiastic review of the event in the Il Giorno newspaper: « Mina was accompanied by an orchestra as that of a grand Las Vegas show. Between the 70?s and 80?s, he collaborated on recordings and or concerts with prominent personalities of the international music scene such as: Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazzolla, Maynard Ferguson, Wilson Pickett, Shirley Bassey, Quincy Jones, Severino Gazzelloni, Franco Cerri, Stéphane Grappelli, Aldemaro Romero... add something


Mina (singer) - Mina gave her last public performance on 23 August 1978 at the Bussoladomani theatre backed by the Orchestra Pino Presti


Presti holds a 5th degree black belt in Shotokan karate obtained in Rome, in 1987. add something


Pino Presti & KH Project - Be Still My Beating Heart Performers: Pino Presti, Malcom McDonald, Claudio Pascoli, Giorgio Cocilovo, Mauro Spina, Franco Zorzi. Recorded in Milan, April 1988.


In 2011, he composed a five hours soundtrack comprising music of different genres for Grand Heritage Hotel Group. add something


Associated acts: Mina Mazzini, Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazzolla, Franco Cerri, Aldemaro Romero, Tullio De Piscopo add something


In 2013 Presti produced the tribute album 'Shirley Bunnie Foy 60th Anniversary', consisting of seventeen tracks performed by jazz vocalist Shirley Bunnie Foy in her sixty years career. Guest: Tony Scott, Archie Shepp, Franco Cerri, Lou Bennett, Sonny Taylor... add something


In 2014 Presti composed and co-produced the album "Deep Colors", realized by Mad Of Jazz, with the collaboration of keyboardists, synth programmers and composers Claudio and Andrea Calzolari add something


In 2016 he has composed the music for the Advertising campaign 2016 of Scavolini, an Italian kitchen designer and manufacturer add something