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   Renato Sellani
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Biography
Born in Senigallian, Renato Sellani came into contact with musicians such as Piero Piccioni and Umberto Cesari when he was still very young. His first encounter with American jazz musicians took place when he played for a long time with trumpet player Bill Coleman. In 1954 he moved to Milan where he continued to play with guitarist Franco Cerri and became a member of the legendary Basso-Valdambini quintet. Many foreign musicians asked to perform with him. It is worth remembering his tours with Lee Konitz and with Chet Baker . He has also accompanied many singers, among them Mina, Nicola Arigliano, Fred Bongusto, Lilian Terry, Renata Mauro, Helen Merril, Ginger Rogers and Sarah Vaughan. He played with Herb Geller at the Bled Festival, with Buddy Collett, Gerry Mulligan, Stephan Grappelli, Franco Ambrosetti, Sergio Fanni, Eraldo Volontè, Tullio De Piscopo and many others. His work as a composer for the theatre has also been intense with scores for B Brecht’s "Herr Puntila and his Man Matti", for the repertory theatre in Turin, S. Beckett’s "Waiting for Godot" for the Piccolo Theatre in Milan, "Six characters in search of an author" for Tino Buazzelli’s company, "Hai mai provato nell'acqua calda" for Walter Chiari’s theatrical company and for the musical "Gigì" starring E. Calindri. He has recently recorded a series of duets with legendary international jazz musicians for the Philology label, playing with saxophonist Lee Konitz in "Speakin Lowly", and with the Brazilian guitarist Irio De Paula in "Delicatessen", furthermore he has also recorded with Phil Woods and Tony Scott. Today Sellani plays with a number of musicians, among them duets with Massimo Morriconi and Enrico Rava.
 
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