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OUT SOON!

GERARDO FRISINA • Movement

The new album by Gerardo Frisina

Heated grooves, Afro-Funk influences and cinematic atmospheres: a soundtrack of warm and summary vibes that will stay with us for a long time.

 

 

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GERARDO FRISINA AND MAURIZIO BONIZZONI • Through the Night/Superstrut

More grooves for our 7inch series: Gerardo and DJ Skizo are back with this killer single!

Check their amazing interpretation of Deodato's "Superstrut" and the seductive groove of "Through the Night"

 

 

 

 

 

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GERARDO FRISINA • Passion Dance / Space in Time

Two Killer Tracks for the dancefloor

This release anticipate the 5th studio album "Movement" 

Stay Tuned!!


 

 

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NICOLA CONTE • Free Souls

A great artistic project, an amazing trip into Nicola's musical world

Featuring José James, Heidi Vogel, Bridgette Amofah, Marvin Parks and Tasha's World

 

 


 

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TOCO • Memoria

From North-East to Rio De Janeiro:

the new album by Toco

Featuring: Nina Miranda, Selton and Ligiana Costa

Produced by S-Tone Inc.

 

 

 

 

Toco's "Guarapiranga" has been featured on the recent movie "Silver Linings Playbook"

The movie is a romantic comedy-drama directed by David Russel and interpreted by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and it received eight Academy Award nominations. Here you can enjoy the full sequence starring the music from our Toco!






Nicola Conte


SANDALIA DELA / BALTIMORE ORIOLE
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"Sandalia Dela” and “Baltimore Oriole” are classics, made famous through years by their several re-interpretations.

Nicola Conte takes his turn and gives new life to these songs with the help of British singers Heidi Vogel and Bridgette Amofah, supported by his amazing Combo.

On side A there’s a moving version of Luiz Claudio’s classic “Sandalia Dela”, made famous by Flora Purim interpretation. Heidi Vogel of The Cinematic Orchestra infuses new warmth and softness to the song with her seductive voice.

Hoagy Carmicheal wrote “Baltimore Oriole” during the Second World War. The classic love song morphs and gets a fresh new groove on which Bridgette Amofah’s voice plays unfettered, reviving Paul Webster’s lyrics.


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The Group

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Somewhere in between psych-rock, avant-garde jazz and funky jams. The sound is definitely experimental and ostentatiously "underground". The music, anyway, is thrilling. The drum patterns, in particular, are extraordinary: regular, tight, groovy, and incredibly close to the "motorik" beat of Can and Neu!.
 
"The Group" was not a band of young beatniks. As a matter of fact, it's just a pseudonym for Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, a side project of well known soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone along with other experimental musicians. The rock-focused attitude of the record is quite surprising for such a team of classically-trained men already in their 
forties! 
 
(Taken from the blog “Il Golpe e L’Uva”)
 
The LP format reissue includes CD copy.

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Dicky Oliver

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An accurate reissue of this rare album originally released on RCA Italy in 1969.

“Dicky Oliver” is a super funky 10 track LP with furious Hammond and great horn sections. Among the tracks, “The Chicken” is a floor-killer James Brown cover, fuelled by a powerful groove.

Little is known about the artist. This album, recorded and produced in 1968 at RCA Studios in Rome, includes other two great James Brown covers: “Let Yourself Go” and “Papa's Got A Brand New Bag”. Covers of Hugh Masekela (“Grazing In The Grass”), Jimmy McGriff (“South West”), Cannonball Adderley (“Cannon Ball’s Theme”) and two original tracks written by Richard “Dicky” Oliver complete the tracklist

The LP format reissue includes CD copy.


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Gianni Oddi

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Like Richard Oliver’s “Dicky Oliver”, “Style” was an LP released on the RCA Italy catalogue

“Style”, is an extremely rare album which was not conceived for sale but for synchronisation purpose only. This was quite common at those times, with many labels producing music for film, radio and tv and consequently pressing limited quantities of records, which became rapidly collectible. 

“Popoff” is a superb example of italian 70s Jazz Funk infused with a characteristic Progressive flavour, which was a trending genre at that time. 

Among the eleven tracks of the LP “Notte a Bagdad” and “Kimono Pop” present wicked grooves and evocative atmospheres. 

Originally released in 1974 now this highly sought-after title is again available on Schema Easy Series. 

The LP format reissue includes CD copy.


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The Braen's Machine

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Initially pressed in very few copies for TV production use only on Umiliani's LIUTO label, "Underground" comes back with new liner notes by Tommaso Colliva (Calibro 35).
 
A rare album for collectors and lovers addicted to progressive and psychedelic music.
 
The LP format reissue includes CD copy.

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Helen Merrill

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In 1960 Helen Merrill went on a tour round Europe and was the star at the Comblain La Tour Jazz Festival. Later, she came to Italy in order to record a series of concerts for a television programme called "Moderato Swing" with Piero Umiliani and his orchestra. 

In this record are gathered the songs that Helen Merrill sung for the Italian TV show I have just mentioned. The Italian words have been kept from the original and they are by Fernando Cajati.

In "Night and Day", "Everything Happens to Me", "Autumn in New York", "These Foolish Things" and "I've Got You under My Skin", Helen Merril is accompanied by a sextet made up by Piero Umiliani (piano), Nini Rosso (trumpet), Gino Marinacci (baritone sax), Enzo Grillini (guitar), Berto Pisano (bass) and Sergio Conti (drums). In the other items we hear instead a quartet formed by Piero Umiliani (piano and celesta), Nino Culasso (trumpet), Tonino Ferrelli (bass) and Ralph Ferraro (drums).

The LP format includes CD copy.


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Quartetto di Lucca

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The Italian band that accompanied Chet Baker for several months at the end of ʼ59.

Includes English translation of the original Italian liner notes.

The LP format includes CD copy.


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Piero Umiliani

DA ROMA A NEW YORK
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An historical music document: after hearing this rare recording from ʼ57, director Mario Monicelli invited Piero Umiliani to write the soundtrack for the cult movie “I Soliti Ignoti".

This accurate reissue includes English translation of the original liner notes written by Piero Umiliani.

The 10" format reissue includes a CD copy


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Piero Umiliani

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24 hours in the life of an Italian lawyer in a livid and exhausting Los Angeles. His encounters with his compatriots, the raising consciousness about a society obsessed with the myth of success. More than the action and characters, here are the anguish and troubles of the main character that matter. One of the best scores signed by Piero Umiliani, a unique soundtrack settled in an immense Los Angeles as it has never been shown in an American movie.

Piero Umiliani was contacted in 1958 by Mario Monicelli to compose the soundtrack of the movie “I Soliti Ignoti” (Big Deal on Madonna Street). It was not the usual kind of soundtrack, but the very first Italian soundtrack entirely made of Jazz pieces. The Movie received a nomination at the Academy Award and even if it did not succeed in winning the prize (which was awarded to “Mon Oncle” by Jacques Tati) it launched Umiliani’s career and started the prolific era of movie scores in Italy. Then in 1962 was released Smog, featuring Chet Baker and the amazing vocalist Helen Merrill. A soundtrack not to miss.


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Piero Umiliani

I SOLITI IGNOTI
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When a newspaper publishes the news of a night robbery perpetrated by the «usually unknowns», the nickname given by the press to the night thieves a question rises into the readerʼs mind: who are these «usually unknowns»?

This film wants to fill in a blank. It will tell you the names, show you the faces of these very little «unknown» criminals, and it will tell you how they play and carry out a night robbery.


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