Bobby Cannavale

Emmy-Award Winning Stage & Screen Actor

Bobby Cannavale is an acclaimed stage and screen actor who portrays Richie Finestra, the lead in HBO's drama series Vinyl.  The series was created by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter, and also stars Ray Romano and Olivia Wilde.  Bobby has won two Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC comedy series Will & Grace as well as his portrayal of Gyp Rosetti during the third season of the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire.  Most recently, Bobby can be seen in the 2014 remake of Annie, Marvel's Ant-Man, and Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.  This is Bobby's Fidelity High:  Patto // Patto // Vertigo Records // 1970.  Bobby says, "It's really hard to pick just one, man. I guess for now I'll go with this PATTO album that my 20 year old son, Jake, turned me on to. This was their debut album from late 1970 (year I was born) on the Vertigo label.  Formed in England, this could be considered the first prog rock/jazz record.  For my money, this record kicks any record Yes ever made's ASS. Lead singer/songwriter Mike Patto and his libidinous, throaty voice paired with raw virtuoso guitarist Ollie Halsall produce a killer track on "The Man."  It's a killer fuckin' kickoff song to an album like none I've ever heard before.  Ollie Halsall shredding on guitar, electric piano, and FUCKING VIBRAPHONE. These guys only made a few records and most of them died too young but I love that my kid turned me on to them.  Oh also? Their last released record, for Island, is called "Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out."  Drop the mic, exit stage.  By the way, I'm starting to collect Pablo Records' collection of killer jazz records like that Ella Montreaux Jazz 77 behind me.  Unreal those albums."

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