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Franco Ambrosetti (born December 10, 1941) is a Swiss jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer born in Lugano, Switzerland,[1] perhaps most noteworthy for his many albums released on the jazz recording label Enja Records. Ambrosetti's father, Flavio, was a saxophonist who once played sax opposite Charlie Parker. Franco worked professionally with his father frequently in a group which also included George Gruntz, among others.

VideographyEdit

Biography=Edit

Franco has classical piano training and is also a self-taught trumpeter. Ambrosetti has worked with several American and European musicians in recordings and at jazz festivals and concerts, including Kenny Clarke, Dexter Gordon, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderley, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Hal Galper and Romano Mussolini. Ambrosetti also holds a Masters Degree in economics from the University of Basel.

==Discography==
===As leader===
*Swiss All Stars (1964)
*A Jazz portrait of Franco Ambrosetti (1965)
*The Jazz Live situation (1972)
*Steppenwolf (1975)
*Franco Ambrosetti quartet (1976)
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Sleeping gypsy (1979)
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Close encounter (1980)
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Heartbop (1981)
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Wings (1983)
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Tentets (1985)
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Movies (1986)
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Movies too (1987)
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Flavio e Franco Ambrosetti (1988)
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Music for Symphony and Jazz Band (1990)
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Gin and Pentatonic (1992)
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Live at the Blue Note (1992)
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Switzerjazz
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Light breeze (1997)
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Iseo Jazz 98 : La via di Armstrong (1998)
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Grazie Italia (2000)
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European leagcy (2003)
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Liquid gardens
(2006)
*The wind (2007)

===As sideman===
* Night in Fonorama (Franco Tonani, 1964)
*Flavio Ambrosetti quintet (Flavio Ambrosetti, 1967)
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The band (George Gruntz, 1977)
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The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band
(George Gruntz, 1977)
*First prize (George Gruntz, 1989)
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China (Alfredo Golino, 1989)
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There's no way out
(Mark Hauser, 1994)
*Mock-lo-motion (George Gruntz, 1995)
*Kaleidoscope(Paul Heller, 1996)
*
Antonio Farao Quartet featuring Franco Ambrosetti (Antonio Farao, 1996)
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Undiscovered hit (« Jazz Fantasy », 1998)
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Tribute to someone (Giorgio Azzolini, 1998)
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The Horizon
(Philip Stökli, 1998)
*Serious fun (George Gruntz, 1999)
*Face to face (Chico Freeman, 1999)
*Live at the Dolder Grand Hôtel Zurich (« The Winners » , 2000)
*Italian Trumpet summit (jam session de trompettistes, 2001)
*The music of Sting (« Jazz Fantasy », 2004)
*Live in Milan (Enrico Intra, 2009)

== References ==

==External links==
*Franco Ambrosetti's website

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