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Franco Ambrosetti (born 10 December 1941) is a jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer. He was born in Lugano, Switzerland; his father, Flavio, was a saxophonist who once played opposite Charlie Parker.[1] He has recorded several albums for Enja Records, and worked professionally with his father in a group which also included George Gruntz.[2]

Ambrosetti has classical piano training and is also a self-taught trumpeter.

Discography


  • Swiss All Stars (1964)
  • A Jazz Portrait of Franco Ambrosetti (1965)
  • The Jazz Live Situation (1972)
  • Jazz A Confronto 11 (Horo, 1974)
  • Steppenwolf (PDU, 1975)
  • Franco Ambrosetti Quartet (PDU, 1976)
  • Flavio e Franco Ambrosetti (1976)
  • Close Encounter
  • Sleeping Gypsy (Gryphon, 1980) arranged and orchestrated by Don Sebesky
  • Heartbop
  • Wings
  • Tentets
  • Movies
  • Movies Too
  • Music for Symphony and Jazz Band
  • Live at the Blue Note
  • Switzerjazz
  • Light Breeze
  • Iseo Jazz 98 : La via di Armstrong (1998)
  • Grazie Italia (Enja, 2000)
  • European Legacy (Enja, 2003)
  • Liquid Gardens (Enja, 2006)
  • The Wind (Enja, 2007)
  • Cycladic Moods (Enja, 2012)
  • After the Rain (Enja, 2015)
  • Cheers (Enja, 2017)
  • Gin and Pentatonic (Enja, 1992)

Flavio Ambrosetti

  • Flavio Ambrosetti Quintet (1967)

George Gruntz

With Franco Tonani

  • Night in Fonorama (1964)

With Others

  • Alfredo Golino – China (1989)
  • Mark Hauser – There's No Way Out (1994)
  • Paul Heller – Kaleidoscope (1996)
  • Antonio FaraoAntonio Farao Quartet featuring Franco Ambrosetti (1996)
  • Jazz Fantasy – Undiscovered Hits (1998)
  • Giorgio Azzolini – Tribute to Someone (1998)
  • Philip Stökli – The Horizon (1998)
  • Chico FreemanFace to Face (1999)
  • The Winners – Live at the Dolder Grand Hôtel Zurich (2000)
  • Italian Trumpet Summit (2001)
  • Jazz Fantasy – Sting
  • Enrico Intra – Live in Milan (2009)
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