Thereafter based mainly in Montreal studios, including those of CFTM-TV, opened in 1961, Romandini also took assignments on guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc. He gave concerts of classical music in France and Germany during the 1960s and also has played with the MSO and Quebec Symphony Orchestra - eg, with the former, in Manuel de Falla's La Vida breve (1970) and in a Gershwin progam presented at the 1988 FIJM and on record. He was a sideman to Oscar Peterson in the pianist's appearance with the MSO at the FIJM in 1985.
Romandini composed the score for Jean-Claude Labrecque's documentary 60 Cycles and wrote for the CBC and the NFB. He has written several jingles and many instrumental pieces, and was the arranger and conductor for recordings of Monique Doss and Daniel Lachance. He taught 1974-7 at Concordia University and 1977-8 at the Cons de Hull, before joining the faculty of McGill University in 1979.
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Tony Romandini. 1962. Evans Music Corp EMC-LP-33-0644
Bella Musica Tony Romandini. 1964. RCA Gala CGPS-141
Guitare de danse/Dance to the Guitar. 1965. RCA Gala CGPS-197/RCA Camden CAS-936
Tony Romandini guitarist, banjo player, composer and six sensational sidemen. Ayoub clarinet, english horn, and saxophone, Lacombe guitar, Fleming accordion and piano, Mackem vibraphone, Dixon double-bass, Simard percussion.1965. CTL M-1063
The Tony Romandini Quintet. 1966. CBC LM-19
TR guitar. 1975. CBC LM-407
See also Peter McCutcheon, and the discographies for Jean Carignan, Maynard Ferguson, Serge Garant, Jacques Labrecque, and Émile Normand. Details of Romandini's CBC LM, CTL, and RCI recordings 1964-75 as a sideman to Nick Ayoub, Al Baculis, Bix Belair, Neil Chotem, Yvan Landry, Art Maiste, and others, are listed in the Canadian Jazz Discography. He also has accompanied, among others, Edith Butler, Lucien Hétu, Tex Lecor, and Raoul Roy
Gilmore, John. Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970 (Montreal 1989)