(Milan, Italy: September 22nd 1952 - November 24th 2000)
A self-taught bass player, Stefano collaborated for almost 30 years as top-call session-man with numerous top Italian and international artists. He was active both in the world of pop (with Ramazzotti, Finardi, Battiato, Daniele, De André, Brian Auger, Jon Anderson...) and on the jazz scene (with his father Franco, Guido Manusardi, Tony Scott, Linea C...). He left his soulful contribution on hundreds of recordings and in thousands of live performances all over the world, and for many years was voted "best Italian electric bassist", both by critics and the general public.
Sadly, Stefano passed away last year while promotion was under way for his solo album, "Fab Four-String", a unique tribute to his favorite group - the Beatles - performed on solo four-string electric bass (no overdubs!) with numerous guests. His final, masterful statement in the rock vein is on Erika Cecchini's "In my bed". Saint Rock is honored to offer both of these rare gems through this site.