The 70s were a time of wild musical experimentation, but many bands of that era haven't stood the test of time. But the band Area still stands as a standard of innovation in popular music. It's no surprise that one of its members, Ares Tavolazzi, is still an influence on bassists of every age and musical style. From the bittersweet ballads of Francesco Guccini to the smoky, sophisticated sounds of Paolo Conte, to the wildest jazz improvisations, Ares' style has always been clearly recognizable.
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