Tullio De Piscopo
When we talk about Tullio de Piscopo (Naples, 1946) we’re talking of a living legend of drums, whose career dates back to 1969.
In 1971, tired of commuting from Naples to Milan, he moved to Milan for good where he joined as a drummer the group of Gianni Basso and Oscar Valdambrini.Shortly thereafter, he recorded his very first single on a 45 for Aldo Pagani’s label “Analogy”, with the catalogue number “TRE 0”.
Recorded in 1971, but only released in 1973, “Fastness” and “Coagulation” are two fully instrumental tracks for solo drums and percussions, catching the spirit of the very early Tullio De Piscopo, before becoming the most requested Italian drummer from 1974 on, and starting an incredibly successful career.
Our detective work allowed us to unearth the actual multitracks analog master and we’re reissuing this absolute masterpiece for the very first time on a 12” format, as the original 45 now fetches a three-figures sum on the second-hand market.
DS M 008 Tullio de Piscopo - Fastness - Limited 300 black vinyl