|Intro||Italian musician and composer|
|Was||Guitarist Jazz musician Musician Composer Singer Jazz guitarist Songwriter|
|Birth||19 March 1955, Naples, Metropolitan city of Naples, Campania, Italy|
|Death||4 January 2015, Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy (aged 59 years)|
Pino Daniele (19 March 1955 – 4 January 2015) was an Italian singer-songwriter, and guitarist, whose influences covered a wide number of genres, including pop, blues, jazz, and Italian and Middle Eastern music.
Daniele was born to a working-class family in Naples, his father being a port worker. A self-taught guitarist, he began his career as a musician playing for other successful singers of the 1970s. His debut in the Italian music world was in 1977 with the album Terra mia, which proved to be a successful mix of Neapolitan tradition and Blues sounds. Daniele defined his music with the term "tarumbò", which indicated a mix of tarantella, blues and rumba. His lyrics also attracted critical praise: written and sung in an intense Neapolitan, they contained strong though bitter accusations against the social injustices of Naples, as well as Italian society in general, and included melancholic personal themes. Several of the later songs are characterized by a free intermingling of English, Italian and Neapolitan passages.
Daniele's talent was confirmed on the following album Pino Daniele (1979). He scored his greatest success in 1980, with Nero a metà ("Half-Black Skinned"), which was noted by some authorities as the hallmark of the rebirth of Neapolitan song. In that year Daniele opened the Bob Marley concert at the San Siro stadium in Milan. In 1981 Vai Mo was released. The presence of some of the most renowned musicians of the Neapolitan musical milieu, including James Senese, Enzo Avitabile, Tullio De Piscopo and Tony Esposito, as session men on his albums has also been widely praised.
In 1982, Daniele shifted to a personal and early version of world music: in Bella 'mbriana musicians such as Alphonso Johnson and Wayne Shorter appeared as guest players. In the following year Daniele held a concert in Havana, and later formed a Latin-American band. In 1983 Daniele collaborated with the American singer/guitarist Richie Havens on Common Ground, an album written and played together. His interest in Arabic music is emphasized on Bonne Soirée (1987), while the subsequent Schizzechea With Love (1988) was more Mediterranean-oriented. In the same year he started a collaboration with the Italian actor and director Massimo Troisi: Daniele completed the soundtracks for Troisi's films Le vie del Signore sono finite and Pensavo fosse amore invece era un calesse.
Non calpestare i fiori nel deserto, released in Spring 1995, is an attempt to revive inspiration through African and Ethnic influences, and sold more than 800,000 copies. The subsequent tour ended with a double date with Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.
In 2010, Daniele played at Crossroads Guitar Festival, called by his friend Eric Clapton at Toyota Park in Chicago, playing with Joe Bonamassa and Robert Randolph. In 2011, he performed in concert with Clapton at Cava dei Tirreni stadium.
Daniele died of a heart attack on 4 January 2015, at Sant'Eugenio Hospital in Rome.
Many artists recorded cover versions of Pino Daniele's songs: among others, Sarah Jane Morris (Alleria on album Cello Song), Randy Crawford (Quanno chiove, in English It's Raining, on album Through the Eyes of Love), Patricia Marx (Quanno chiove, in Portuguese Quando chove, on album Charme do mundo), Marisa Monte (E po' che fa, in Portuguese Bem que se quis, on album MM), and Issac Delgado (Quando, on album Malecon).
- Terra mia (1977)
- Pino Daniele (1979)
- Nero a metà (1980)
- Vai mò (1981) ( ITA : Gold )
- Bella 'mbriana (1982)
- Musicante (1984)
- Ferryboat (1985) ( ITA : Platinum )
- Bonne soirée (1987)
- Schizzechea with love (1988) ( ITA : Platinum )
- Mascalzone latino (1989) ( ITA : Platinum )
- Un uomo in blues (1991) ( ITA : Platinum )
- Sotto 'o sole (1992)
- Che Dio ti benedica (1993)
- Non calpestare i fiori nel deserto (1995) ( ITA : 8x Platinum )
- Dimmi cosa succede sulla terra (1997) ( ITA : 10x Platinum )
- Come un gelato all'equatore (1999) ( ITA : 3x Platinum )
- Medina (2001) ( ITA : 3x Platinum )
- Passi d'autore (2004, Pino Daniele Project) ( ITA : 2x Platinum )
- Iguana cafè (2005)
- Il mio nome è Pino Daniele e vivo qui (2007)
- Ricomincio da 30 (2008, triple anthology) ( ITA : Platinum )
- Electric jam (2009) ( ITA : Platinum )
- Boogie Boogie man (2010)
- La Grande Madre (2012)
- 1984 – Sció live (EMI Italiana, 64 2402723)
- 1994 – E sona mo' (CGD 4509 94253 2)
- 2002 – Concerto Medina Tour 2001 (RCA 743219129222)
- 2003 – In tour (con Francesco De Gregori, Fiorella Mannoia e Ron) (Blue Drag Records/BMG Ricordi 5099751027225) ( ITA : Platinum )
- 2006 – Pino Daniele Live @ RTSI
- 2013 – Tutta n'ata storia - Vai mo' - Live in Napoli (Blue Drag Records 88765440542)
- 2015 – "Nero a metà Live - Il concerto - Milano 22 dicembre 2014"
- 1986 – Musica musica (EMI Italiana)
- 1990 – Tra musica e magia (EMI Italiana)
- 1995 – Passa 'o tiempo e che fa - I primi anni (EMI Italiana)
- 1997 – Voglio 'o mare
- 1998 – Yes I Know My Way (Warner Music Italy) ( ITA : 7x Platinum )
- 2000 – Studio Collection, Le origini (EMI Italiana)
- 2000 – Napule è (CGD East West) ( ITA : Gold )
- 2002 – Amore senza fine (Warner Music Italy)
- 2004 – The Platinum Collection (EMI Italiana)
- 2005 – Studio Collection (EMI Italiana)
- 2006 – Pino Daniele D.O.C.
- 2006 – Tutto Daniele - Che male c'è (Waner Music Italy)
- 2008 – Ricomincio da 30 (Sony Music)
- 2008 – The Platinum Collection: The Early Years (EMI Italiana)
- 2008 – I grandi successi - Pino Daniele (Warner Music Italy)
- 1988 – Le vie del Signore sono finite (EMI Italiana, 50 7900981)
- 1976 – "Ca calore" (EMI Italiana, 3C 006 18189)
- 1977 – "Napule è " (EMI Italiana, 3C 006 18207)
- 1979 – "Je so' pazzo" (EMI Italiana, 3C 006 18417)
- 1980 – "Nun me scoccià" (EMI Italiana, 3C 006 18430)
- 1984 – "Keep on Movin'" (Polydor, 881 508-7)
- 1984 – "Yes I Know My Way" (Polydor, 821 251-7)
- 1985 – "Ferryboat" (EMI Italiana, 14-2013016)
- 1987 – "Watch Out" (EMI Italiana, 14-2020356)
- 1988 – "Tell Me Now" (EMI Italiana, 060-20 3281 6)
- 1988 – "Jesce juorno/Tell Me Now" (Bagaria, 086 2028612)
- 1991 – "'O scarrafone" (CGD, 9031 73363-7)
- 1998 – "Senza peccato" (CGD East West, 3984 24270-0)
- 2006 – "Narcisista in azione" (Sony Music, 82876788362)
- 2007 – "Rhum and coca"
- 2008 – "Anema e core"
- 2008 – "'O munn va/L'ironia di sempre/Acqua 'e rose"
- 2009 – "Il sole dentro me" (con J-Ax)
- 2009 – "Dimentica"
- 2010 – "Boogie Boogie Man"
- 2012 – "Melodramma"
- 2012 – "Niente è come prima"
- 2012 – "Due scarpe"
- 2013 – "Non si torna indietro"