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About Bebo Best :


Producer, musician,  arranger

Very early he gained a main role in the world music scene as a promising composer, arranger and session man. His works have been released, from various European labels, in the same albums with personalities such as Jon Hassel, Steven Brown, Steve Reich, Michael Nyman, Wim Mertens, David Torn, Ruichy Sakamoto, Frank Zappa (see DISCOGRAPHY). He composed soundtracks for cinema, tv, theatre, ballet. He received international recognitions for his original use of electronic instrumentation melted with world, jazz, classical and pop music. 

Since then many of the group’s members recorded an album under the name Black Gold Massive, releasing the acclaimed soul album ‘Stories’ on Major Menace (USA) which featured as the main vocalist Cindy Mizelle (Beyoncé, Steely Dan, Masters at Work).



He begins as a young man studying contemporary classical music, joining the school of Research and Percussion Ensemble, with teachers of "Orchestra La Fenice" in Venice (first as a student, then as a teacher).
He dedicates to the study and performance of the music by composers such as E. Varese, J. Cage, S. Reich. T. Riley.
He continued his studies with great masters such as Kenny Clarke, Nana 'Vasconcelos, Trilock Gurtu, Dave Weckl.
He also began composing, experimenting with early forms of electronic music along with ongoing research on ethnic music.
The first published work is Pangea (1987 - now unobtainable). The first cd "Soniasikri" comes out in Belgium for the Sub Rosa label in 1991.



Since then, Bebo participates on over 300 album in Europe, USA, Japan, for SONY MUSIC, EMI, CINEDELIC, CHIN -CHIN, RAMBLING/JAPAN, as a composer, arranger, musician, sound engineer.


The main projects came out with the names of: Bebo Baldan, Tantra, Tantra Tribe, Magnetic 4, Bebo Best, the Super Lounge Orchestra (in chronological order).

He has shared the stage with: Subsonica, Tambours du bronx, Sabri Brothers, Punjabi Mc, Sufi Dervisci Rotanti, Carmen Consoli, F. De Gregori, P. Pelù, Tiromancino, Nick Cave, Transglobal Underground...


He participate to the project "Asian Garden", with: TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND, NITIN SAWHNEY, TRILOK GURTU, ASIAN DUB FOUND., SINEAD O' CONNOR , and highlight at the "1 Maggio" festival in Rome, with an audience of over 700.000 people.


AS a Session-man he’s a well-known bass player, percussionist and drummer. Also plays Sitar, keybs and guitar. He has played infinite genres (jazz, funk, blues, classical, contemporary classical, Brasilian, salsa, house, pop, Indian, Afro, Ethnic, chill-out, experimental, minimalism) in music festivals abroad in like England, U.S.A., Italy, France, Switzerland, Curacao, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, working with/for U.S.A. top musicians David Torn (david bowie, jan garbarek, don cherry, david sylvian), Mark Abrams, Duck Baker, Cheryl Porter, Stephen James, and Mad Professor, Visnadi, Max m'bass'ado', Pietro Russino, Victor Mc Surely (from Robert Fripp' League of crafty guitarists), Patricio Morales, Vincenzo Zitello, Makam, Tintin, Sheik Omar Sanogo, Nour Eddine, Ghassan Mawlawi, Hakkah, Alex Masi, Alex Monti, Aldo Tagliapietra (le orme), Roberto Bortoluzzi (marisa monte), Gigi Masin (bjiork), Estasia, Francesco Boldini, Renato Nota, David Soto Chero; blues men Andy J. Forest, Dick Herstall-Smith, Tolo Marton, James Thompson, David Srb, Fabio Treves; world Tantratribe, Paki Zennaro, Leo d' Angilla, Anita Sief, Arlo Bigazzi; pop Pitura Freska, Skardy, Nossa alma Canta, Sabrina Salerno, Angela Milanese, Ricky Gianco, Andrea Braido, Bruno Lauzi,Magnetic 4, with Italian top jazz players Marco Tamburini, Francesco Bearzatti, Edu Hebling, Maurizio Scomparin, David Boato, Danilo Gallo, Marco Castelli, Massimo Donà, Saverio Tasca, Marco Ponchiroli, brazilian singers Luma, Ligia Franca, Silvania dos Santos, Rosa Emilia, Gilberto Gil


Bebo Best & The SUPER LOUNGE ORCHESTRA is one of the 5 best Nujazz/Lounge artists in Europe, maybe in the world!
(Maxim Illion / Club des Belugas - GERMANY)

“...modern jazz, lounge, grooves and elegant music, it just sounds perfect for my fashion shows “
(Davide Bozzato Director, Choreographer and Director of Miss World, Italy)


“Bebo one of the Best Jazz and Lounge Producers to come out of Italy this Century !! “ (Peter Wanders - Manager of Smoove, John Turrell, Craig Charles and The Fantasy Funk Band - LONDON – U.K.)


BEBO BEST & The Super Lounge Orchestra

You can listen to the best of Bebo Best on our Featured Artists Airtime Program on

Mondays, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 18h CET on OneLuvFM

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