Adriano Orru

photo: Tina Carlini

Composer and double bass player Adriano Orrù was born in Nuoro, Italy in 1958 and currently lives in Cagliari, Italy. He devotes his time to jazz, radical improvisation, chamber music. He also works as a music teacher. In addition Meloni and Oxley, Orrù has collaborated with artists such as Giancarlo Schiaffini, Paolo Fresu, Ettore Fioravanti, Roberto Cipelli, Marco Tamburini, Tino Tracanna, Andy Gravish, Tim Hodkinson, Victor Nubla, Simon Balestrazzi, Mauro Cossu, Clara Murtas, Alessandro Garau, Stefano Figliola, Alessandro Olla, Paolo Angeli, Manuel Attanasio, Mauro Usai, Paolo Sanna, Roberto Pellegrini, Riccardo Pittau, and Massimo Carboni.

Together with the pianist Silvia Corda, he co-wrote a performance for six musicians and a spoken voice entitled Portrait in Three Colors, which was dedicated to Charles Mingus. Orrù currently appears with the Silvia Corda Trio, and several of his compositions can be heard on Impronte, a CD produced by Splasc(h) in 2001. In 2004, he established the composition and improvisation ensemble Impromptu featuring Giancarlo Schiaffini. In 2005, he released his first CD as a solo artist, Solos and Duets, featuring Giancarlo Schiaffini on trombone, Paolo Angeli on Sardinian prepared guitar, and Roberto Pellegrini on percussion. He has also worked with Moex, an ensemble focused on electric-acoustic experimentation.


Big Round Sound

Big Round Sound Vol. 1

Release Date: July 10, 2015
Catalog Number: BR8942
20th Century
21st Century
Big Round Record's first installment of its compilation series, BIG ROUND SOUND VOL. 1, presents a deep cross-section of the label's contemporary and eclectic catalog. From jazz and world music to folk, fusion, and progressive rock, this album features performances by Tony R. Clef, the Oscuro Quintet, Andy Jaffe and Branford Marsalis, Sophie Dunér, the Larksong Trio, Anne Vanschothorst, Juan Álamo, Jean-Philippe Grégoire, and more in works by Christina Rusnak, Svjetlana Bukvich, Sebastiano Meloni, Ecco La Musica, Bunny Beck, and others.
Improvised Pieces For Trio

Improvised Pieces for Trio

Release Date: January 1, 2010
Catalog Number: BR8904
21st Century