Perigeo are an Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 progressive rock
Progressive rock
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 group that released a group of albums for RCA Italiana in the 1970s. Several of the members went on to have long careers in jazz
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The group had subsequent editions under the names New Perigeo and Perigeo Special.


  • Giovanni Tommaso (bass)
  • Franco D'Andrea
    Franco D'Andrea
    Franco D'Andrea is an Italian pianist who plays mostly jazz and rock. He developed his style in the 1960s and won several awards in his home country...

  • Bruno Biriaco (drums and percussion)
  • Claudio Fasoli
    Claudio Fasoli
    Claudio Fasoli is an Italian saxophonist and original member of the jazz fusion group Perigeo.Since then he has released a number of solo albums, some for Soul Note.-References:...

  • Tony Sidney (guitar)

New Perigeo

  • Giovanni Tommaso (bass)
  • Danilo Rea
    Danilo Rea
    Danilo Rea is an Italian jazz pianist. Born in Vicenza, Italy in 1957. He is a graduate of the Santa Cecilia music conservatory in Rome. He made his debut with Rome Trio in 1975....

  • Agostino Marangolo
  • Maurizio Giammarco (saxophone)
  • Carlo Pennisi


  • 1972 Azimut
    Azimut (Perigeo album)
    -Track listing:# "Posto di non so dove"# "Grandangolo"# "Aspettando il nuovo giorno"# "Azimut"# "Un respiro"# "36° Parallelo"-Personnel:*Giovanni Tommaso - bass, vocals*Bruno Biriaco - drums, percussions*Tony Sidney - guitar...

  • 1973 Abbiamo tutti un blues da piangere
    Abbiamo tutti un blues da piangere
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  • 1974 Genealogia
  • 1975 La valle dei templi
  • 1975 Live at Montreaux (Live)
  • 1976 Non è poi così lontano
  • 1976 Live in Italy 1976 (Live)
  • 1977 Attraverso il Perigeo (Raccolta)
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