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Nothing to Lose (Entire Album)










Mr. T-Bone & The Young Lions

About the artist

Gigi De Gaspari, a.k.a. Mr. T-Bone, is trombone player and singer with a very long musical career. Beginning in the late 1980’s in Italy he established himself as a top trombone player in the international Ska and Reggae scene. ​ His style and musicianship led to performances and tours throughout Europe, USA, and Japan playing with such artists as Derrick Morgan, Willie Williams, Mikey Dread, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7, Victor Rice, The Slackers, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, The Toasters, The Trojans, The Caroloregians, Dr. Ring Ding, Eastern Standard Time, Casino Royale, The Bluebeaters, Africa Unite, and many, many others. Mr. T-Bone is currently a proud member of the Rocksteady Seven a Ska & Reggae combo led by The Slackers’ sax player, David Hillyard. Mr. T-Bone has toured both the United States and Europe performing in the Rocksteady Seven. As band leader Mr. T-Bone has released eight albums That’s It (2002), Mr. T-Bone Sees America (2004), Strictly Live (2007), Heroes (2008), I Do Dub (2010), and Mr. T-Bone & Friends – Instrumental Session Vol.1 (2010), Nothing To Lose (2011) The Best of Mr.T-Bone (2012). All of his albums have been released and are distributed in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

He also works as a composer, with several Italian film soundtracks to his credit as well as commercial music for TV advertisements broadcast in Italy, USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In 2006 Mr. T-Bone founded his own band named Mr. T-Bone & the Young Lions. With this group he released two albums (Heroes, Nothing to lose) and toured all over Europe. He has also performed at the largest festivals in the Reggae and Ska music scene such as: Rototom Reggae Festival (Italy and Spain), Three Floors Of Ska (NYC, USA), Slack Fest (NYC and Boston, USA), Riot Fest (Chicago, USA), Semarang Ska Festival (Indonesia) Chiemsee Reggae Festival (Chiemsee, Germany), Lowland Paradise Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Eurosonic (Groningen, Netherlands), Tokyo Ska Jamboree (Tokyo, Japan), Ska Town Festival (Madrid, Spain) Erromo Festival (Bilbao, Spain), Dance Ska La Festival (Rennes, France), Dour Festival (Brussels, Belgium), Mighty Sound (Prague, Czech Republic)…just to name a few. ​ In October 2010 Mr. T-Bone released his first instrumental album entitled Mr. T-Bone & Friends – Instrumental Session Vol. 1 on Chicago’s Jump Up Records. The recording featured many great artists Mr. T-Bone specially invited to record with him, such as David Hillyard (The Slackers), Kincaid Smith (Hepcat), Larry McDonald (The Rocksteady 7), Roger Rivas (The Aggrolites), Tommy Tornado (Rude Rich and the High Notes), King Django, and many others.

The release of the album was celebrated in Europe in the Spring of 2011 with a tour where Mr. T-Bone was backed in different areas of the continent by the most important bands of the European Ska scene, The High Notes, The Caroloregians, The Upsttemians, and The Gramophone Allstars. Mr. T-Bone released a new vocal album with the Young Lions in October 2011, which has been released by Chicago’s finest label, Jump Up Records and distributed in Europe by the German label Grover Records, in Italy the album has been released the April 17th 2012 by the prestigious italian jazz label “Egea”. ​ The release has been followed by a long tour of the USA, Canada, and Europe from started in early October 2011. Mr. T-Bone has been backed backed during the North American portion of the tour by Washington DC’s greatest Ska-Jazz band, Eastern Standard Time. The tour brought them from Washington DC through the Midwest, and then north into Canada, culminating in a performance at the renowned Montreal Ska Festival. The North American leg of the tour ended in New York City, after that he flied back to Italy to join his band, The Young Lions, to embark on a six month tour of Europe, traveling to Italy, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, and the Balkans. On January 15th he released his instrumental album digitally continuing his collaboration with the New York based label “Whatevski Records”. On January 25th (2012) he also released his first “Best of” on the great Japanese label “Ska In The World”. On April 17th (2012) he released the new album “Nothing To Lose” in Italy with Metatron and distributed by the famous italian jazz label “Egea”. After a long summer tour playing in the biggest festivals in Italy with his band “The Young Lions” he recorded a new Ep with the famous belgian reggae band “The Caroloregians” released on “Grover Supreme” November 2012, called “The Italian Job”. ​Recently on November 17th he has been invited to join as international guest the “Semarang Ska Fest 2012” in Indonesia backed by the famous local band The Autenthics. He’s now working on a few different albums moving from jazz to mento, from soul to ska, from dub to swing…keep you ears well clean and open! Singer, Trombone player, composer etc…

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April 17, 2012
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