This release anticipate the 5th studio album "Movement" ready in September 2014
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
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.
CESARE PICCO • Secret Forest
The beauty of the touch and the deepness of the silences are the core elements of Picco’s music
ALEX PUDDU • The Golden Age of Danish Pornography vol.2
After the success of the first chapter, another great collection of films has been put together...
...And Alex has done it again!
S-Tone Inc. • Lady Word Remixes
Out on may the 8th and available on line in the best digital stores
Schema Records is on Soundcloud as well!
Latest adds include the highly sought-after The Revelations on Schema Easy Series and our 7 inch series... Enjoy!
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!
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 GruppoD'ImprovvisazioneNuovaConsonanza, a side project of well known soundtrack composer EnnioMorricone 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
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.
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 italian70s 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.
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 PieroUmiliani 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 PieroUmiliani (piano), NiniRosso (trumpet), Gino Marinacci (baritone sax), EnzoGrillini (guitar), BertoPisano (bass) and Sergio Conti (drums). In the other items we hear instead a quartet formed by PieroUmiliani (piano and celesta), Nino Culasso (trumpet), ToninoFerrelli (bass) and Ralph Ferraro (drums).
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 PieroUmiliani, a unique soundtrack settled in an immense Los Angeles as it has never been shown in an American movie.
PieroUmiliani was contacted in 1958 by Mario Monicelli to compose the soundtrack of the movie “I SolitiIgnoti” (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.
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.
“Memoria” is an album about my memories, my hometown, the scent and flavours of my childhood, things Iʼve read, movies Iʼve watched at the cinema and my love for music. Itʼs about going back home, re-establishing a link with the past and recalling cheerful and happy memories.
“Memoria” refers specifically to the regions of MinaisGerais and the Brazilian northeast, its hot climate, the religiousness of the people and its faith in miracles, calling to mind images of mysterious and surreal popular tales, where time flows slowly in an intimate dimension.
Tocoʼs words briefly depict the musical content of Memoria.
This work represents his artistical growth from the previous album “Outro Lugar”, which was partially recorded in Rio de Janeiro with Roberto Menescal and other musicians from the carioca scene and highlighted elements of bossa and samba jazz from the 60s. “Guarapiranga”, a song from that album, has been recently featured in the soundtrack of the movie “Silver Linings Playbook”, which received 7 nominations and one award at the 2013 Academy Award ceremony. In this album the artist doesnʼt abandon that tradition nor his passion for Rio De Janeiro and its pictoresque musicians, but explores the musical world of artists that influenced him and had inspired his artistical path: Edu Lobo, Milton Nascimento, Arthur Verocai, GeraldoVandré, Sergio Ricardo e DorivalCaymmi.
“Minas”, a poetic hommage to MinasGerais, opens this magical chapter, followed by gems recalling the life in the northeast, the geographical distance between the inland and the litoral as the distance of an old friendship or a lost love. “Cigana”, “Versos Perdidos”, “O Tempo èAqui”, “Vendeval”, Rainha”: here is the inner Brazil, far from the sea and not always jolly. Toco brings us on a journey that ideally culminates in “Divino” and “Bate”, intimate and romantic original compositions.
But he reminds us that Brazil means party as well, samba, joy of life, with tracks like “Meu Rio”, “Manè”, “Sem Par” and “BrequeBom”.
The artist banded together with several musicians from his country: Robert and Eduardo Taufic from Natal, a city located in the northeast of Brazil, Mauro Martins, EduHebling, MarquinhoBaboo, Ligiana Costa and Selton. Nina Miranda, already known to the public for her collaboration with Smoke City and DaLata, joined this cast of amazing artists.
The album has been produced by Stefano Tirone, the mind behind S-Tone Inc. After the previous collaborations on “Instalaçao Do Samba” (Schema, 2004) and “Outro Lugar” (Schema, 2007) this album confirms the artistical compatibility and affinity between the two artists.
An accomplished juggler when it comes to play with styles, capable to invent modern structures, Nicola got us used to his ability to blend harmonically different musical worlds and create cooperation between great musicians. Deepness is the added value of his new album, something in between consciousness and spirituality. Nothing to share with futile trends, this record is a result of an urgent need to research in the depth of the soul and his musical influences.
The album features the talents of José James, Marvin Parks, Heidi Vogel, Melanie Charles, Tasha’s World and Bridgette Amofah, accompanied by a team of incredible jazzmen like TeppoMakynen, Magnus Lindgren, Greg Osby, TimoLassy, Francesco Lento, Logan Richardson and FabrizioBosso.