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OUT SOON

 

CESARE PICCO • Secret Forest

The beauty of the touch and the deepness of the silences are the core elements of Picco’s music

 


 

 

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.

 

 

 

«Memory doesnʼt age, it always remains the same.

“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 Minais Gerais 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.»

 

Toco


 

 

GERARDO FRISINA • Passion Dance / Space in Time

Two Killer Tracks for the dancefloor

This release anticipate the 5th studio album "Movement" ready in September 2014

stay tuned!!

 

 


 

ALEX PUDDU • The Golden Age of Danish Pornography vol.2

After the big interest in the first chapter, another great collection of films has been put together

and Alex...well, heʼs done it again!


 

OUT ON 2014, JANUARY 13TH

 

A very limited Gatefold Double LP

Timo Lassy and his band are back on Schema with this live album. Recorded at Dubrovnik Club, Helsinki (2012) with vintage analog equipment

This work captures perfectly the energy and groove of this amazing band

 


 

OUT ON 2014, JANUARY 27TH

 

Another amazing collective hailing from the thriving Finnish Jazz scene

Captained by the pianist-composer Kari Setälä, this collective of Helsinki Jazz A-listers navigates effortlessly between various flavours of Jazz, leaping from energetic straight-ahead into swinging hard-bop and vintage jazz-funk – and everything in between

 


 

 

OUT ON 2014, JANUARY 13TH

 

A perfect balance of traditional influences and contemporary inspirations, the brand new album by Alessandro Scala will be out soon!

Another valuable piece has been added our considerable Jazz history.

From the liner notes by Paolo Fresu

 


 

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!

 


 

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The 2013 Record Store Day Edition will see a special italian issue, with many events spanning across the peninsula.

A great chance to watch "Last Shop Standing", the official Record Store Day 2013 movie and share love for our beloved purveyors of independent music!!!

 


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!






Alessandro Magnanini

SECRET LOVER / OPEN UP YOUR EYES
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Taken from “Someway Still I Do” the soloist debut album of the guitarist, composer and producer Alessandro MagnaniniThe consciousness to dedicate himself to an entire album develops after the great success gained by the Emilian artist as a composer. We are talking about that important hit which brings his signature, “This Is What You Are”, the song has launched the career of the Sicilian Mario Biondi. These two killer tracks will bring to mind the world of Bond. The incredible performing of Jenny B evoke the powerful voice Shirley Bassey - here Jenny stands out singing with great personality both in “Secret Lover” and “Open Up Your Eyes”, that also delivery the typical atmospheres of the music by John Williams or the more recent ones by Duffy or Amy Winehouse.


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Nicola Conte


FREE SOULS / SHADES OF JOY
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Two new gems that anticipate the release of the fifth studio album by Nicola Conte “Free Souls” - pure soul jazz music when Marvin Parks’ voice softly embraces Shades of Joy melody and the lyrics written by Gregory Porter and Bridgette Amofah performing a superb Rhythm and Blues tune writing by Nicola. Nothing to share with futile trends, these tracks are the result of an urgent need to research in the depth of the soul and musical influences.


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Mighty Mighty

SEE THE LIGHT
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Mighty Mighty comes blazing forward from the flourishing Finnish jazz scene. The creation of pianist-composer Kari Setälä, this collective of Helsinki jazz A-listers navigates effortlessly between various flavours of jazz, leaping from energetic straight-ahead into swinging hard-bop and vintage jazz-funk – and everything in between.

As an artist, while I regard composing as a great way of self-expression, I do strongly believe that a collection of “good tunes” – in addition to immaculate solo performances and communicative band interplay - is the guiding light and backbone of a successful jazz album set. That is, compositions with memorable and strong, melodic themes, that - while being approachable – never compromise their artistic integrity nor forego the jazz tradition they stem from. Compositions that are almost always more than just vehicles for extended improvisation: songs.

Putting together this group in early 2009, I had a quite clear artistic vision of trying to balance the musical output between two loves: thereʼs that 1970ʼs electric-piano- fueled jazz-funk as pioneered by H. Hancock, and on the other hand, the acoustic two- horn hard-bop sound of the 1960ʼs.

Iʼve been lucky to be surrounded by a group of excellent and highly in-demand musicians, who are able to swim in these waters like its their second nature!

Kari Setälä


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Timo Lassy

LIVE WITH LASSY
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Live With Lassy will be available on a limited edition double gatefold LP + CD copy

If you ask me how to distinguish a great band from all the quite good ones, my answer would be to just listen to any given group live for three nights in a row. See if you still think they sound fresh for your ears during the encore of the third show. Timo Lassy Band does. One music journalist called the “In With Lassy” release club nights a “mini festival”. That works, sure. There were some great opening acts, proving that there's a future for jazz in Finland, some topical guests at our talk show, and a lot of people who make all this worthwhile. All of the gigs sold out in advance. Damn, somebody even bought the entire Lassy back catalogue on vinyl all at once from the record stand. That's dedication.

Matti Nives

The Dubrovnik gigs have been recorded using the legendary Nagra IV-S recording system and the equally iconic Bang & Olufsen BM5 stereo microphones. The Nagra dates back to the 1970's and the B&O's to somewhere around the 1960's. It's a very simple setup. The Nagra system was invented by the Polish Stefan Kudelski and the word “Nagra” itself means “to record”. Due to its compacts size, it has been used for capturing countless of live shows. Perhaps the most important thing here was the fact that the band not to mention Timo himself, was not informed of the planned recording. The whole idea was completely ex tempore. So there was no pressure on the performance. The gigs were live mixed by Ilari Larjosto, who also assisted in the recording process. His way of changing tapes on the go was very smooth indeed. That's the downside of using the Nagra: you can only tape something like 30 minutes of music on one go, depending on the recording speed. As this was a very spontaneous effort, we didn't have too many new tapes at hand. Thus, we had to re-use some older tapes. Maybe you can here some crackling here and there because of this if you listen carefully. Still, these tapes capture the mood and the ambience of those three nights quite well. I credit some of it to the method of recording described above, of course to the band, and also to the wonderful audience you can hear reacting to the music here.

Abdissa Assefa


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Alessandro Scala Quartet

VIAGGIO STELLARE
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The new album by Alessandro Scala connects itself to the fertile and alluring scene of contemporary Hard-Bop that is constantly proving its quality with solid results, especially in Italy.

This work is a perfect balance of traditional  influences and contemporary inspirations, an intense and fruitful study that leads to a new, rich and articulate way of expression.

Through his original compositions and the intense dialogue with trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso and trombonist Roberto Rossi, Alessandro consciously builds a sparse and sometimes lyrical language, enhanced by the rhythm section provided by Nico Menci, Paolo Ghetti and Stefano Paolini.

The result is vivid and bright.

Another valuable piece has been added our considerable Jazz history.

Paolo Fresu


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Mighty Mighty

SEE THE LIGHT
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Timo Lassy

LIVE WITH LASSY
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Alessandro Scala Quartet

VIAGGIO STELLARE
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The Revelations

THE REVELATIONS
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Francy Boland

    


PLAYING WITH THE TRIO
REARWARD
 
Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Sextet, The

MARCEL MARCEAU PRäSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF
REARWARD
Alex Puddu

REGISTRAZIONI AL BUIO
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Jukka Eskola

ORQUESTA BOSSA
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S-Tone Inc

LOST & FOUND
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VV.AA

MODERN SOUNDS FROM ITALY 3
STRATEGIC
Gaetano Partipilo

BESIDES
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Andrea Balducci

BLOOM
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Timo Lassy

IN WITH LASSY
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Mario Biondi

CHANGE OF SCENES
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Sem'bro

TIRED HEROES OF THE LOST GENERATION
SUMMER DAWN
 
Alessandro Magnanini

SOMEWAY STILL I DO
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Alessandro Magnanini

SECRET LOVER / OPEN UP YOUR EYES
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Nicola Conte


FREE SOULS / SHADES OF JOY
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Perez Prado

  


CIRCLE
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Gerardo Frisina

SOUL 70 / COLOURS
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The Revelations

SOUL 111 / LIVELY GERARDO FRISINA REWORKS
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Gerardo Frisina and Maurizio Bonizzoni

VOICES OF THE JUNGLE / ORIENT EP
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Mario Biondi

HANDFUL OF SOUL / I'M HER DADDY
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