A very limited Gatefold Double LP 180 grams high quality vinyl
TimoLassy 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 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!
September is going to be the hottest month of this summer!
A brand new album by the awarded Finnish trumpeter JukkaEskola, the coming back of Alex Puddu with an album starring EddaDell'Orso and two new amazing reissues on our sister label Rearward.
Last, but not least, these LPs will include a CD copy as well.
And, if that is not enough, we are back with 3 new instalments of our 45rpms series...
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!
The story of “The Revelations” is part of a fruitful and unique period of Italian Discography. A moment of great creativity and innovation, when the boundaries between music, cinema and television were uncertain. A story of great orchestras, film directors and inspired composers which were endlessly producing in a country getting back on its feet after the Second world war.
“The Revelations”, released in 1970, is a gem that emerged from this period. A record amongst many that although relatively unknown, remains highly sought after by record collectors world over.
Adventurous is probably the most appropriate word to describe those fantastic years that we fondly remember for famous film scores and the birth of the Italian pop scene.
Help!, the Rome based record label which released “The Revelations”, was the first music business run by the young producer Gianni dell’Orso.
Conceived by Dell’Orso, appearing here under his alter ego Proluton, and his brother Giacomo, “The Revelations” LP was produced as Library Music for television and manufactured in a very limited number of copies. It was a peculiar recording within the label context, with musical intuitions that sparked great interest in this release which in turn has made it both valuable and highly collectable. The LP blends diverse inspirations and heterogeneous moods, since its aim was to offer many options to television producers.
Giacomo Dell’Orso, musician, composer and orchestra director, signed most of the tracks under the moniker Oscar Lindok. His music takes the listener into a journey through cinematic atmospheres and funk influences with a beat background – a world of moving melodies and strong grooves. Giacomo’s life is an example of dedicating one’s existence to music for we can’t avoid the underlying connection of his private life, music and cinema without also remembering his marriage to EddaSabbatini - better known as EddaDell’Orso, EnnioMorricone’sfavourite singer.
The musicians featured on this record are great session men with glorious careers: SilvanoChimenti, Giovanni Tommaso, EnzoRestuccia and Mario Scotti - all famous for their work on film scores and as featured musicians who enjoyed great Italian Pop success as well.
“The Revelations” arrives back on record store shelves in this remastered version – a must-have for all Library Music lovers and vinyl collectors.
Another amazing chapter of the finest European Jazz of the 60s...
"There is a two-fold pleasure in listening to the leader of a big band play in a trio setting. First, there is the satisfaction of hearing a voice that is normally in the background being brought to centre stage..."
"Boland was of famously modest and self-effacing nature, so to hear him play in this context is something to treasure. And with Klook and Woode behind him the session is, of course, a perfectly cut gem: unassuming but wholly flawless, and shining with intelligent musical light".
Second, there is a more intellectual pleasure, for with an occasional trio like this one we get to examine the music of a large ensemble in reduced form, and from the most privileged point of view. In the company of the composer himself, the trio guides us through versions of familiar Clarke-Boland numbers that have been pared back to absolute essentials, allowing us to see the delicate forms that reside within the complex machinery of Boland’s arrangements. The thickets of brass and reeds, the star turns by soloists, the sheer noise and drama of the big band all drop away: the songs are stripped down to founding principles, to the clear colours and subtle accents of the compositional heartwood..."
Finally this highly sought-after record comes back on record stores shelves in a remastered edition.
“It is my pleasure to present you the famous Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Ensemble who will play at our party in Rolandseck. Tonight’s music and profits are in benefit of Arts and Music, which is a non-profit enterprise that will transform this old station into a center for the arts. I hope we’ll all meet again here in Rolandseck”
These are the words used by Marcel Marceau to introduce The Clarke-Boland at his party in Rolandseck.
"That night on the Rhine was like being in Cuba. The ten best pieces were captured on this record that also demonstrates the atmosphere of that evening: diplomats who had never heard jazz before clapped and shouted, as well as the fans who had come from afar to finally see the Ensemble already known from their successes"
(From the original sleeve notes by Hans Hermann Koper)
This album is an amazing journey into the world of soundtracks and library music of the 70s. In french they would call it “Music pour l’image” and this term gives you the exact idea of the deeply evocative potential of this sequence of notes does have.
“Registrazioni Al Buio” is indeed a fresh and charming recording by a talented musician and gifted producer who brings new life to old sounds by restyling, merging, and mixing old and new musical intuitions. The result is somehow familiar if you loved the works of Lesiman, Bacalov, Pisano or the infinite genius of the maestro Morricone and his old time friend Alessandroni, but at the same time it sounds new, with echoes of ’No wave‘ intuitions à la Lounge Lizard.
There is no fine sampling job here. Everything is perfectly revived by combining vintage instruments and great knowledge of sound recording.
From the delicate opening theme of “Il Canto delleOrchidee” you are thrown into a swirl of emotions, some of whom are dark and tensive, while others are very introspective and sensual.
A true gold mine of musical gems, the album contains wonders like the mysterious enviromental sounds used to create a particular gothic pathos (check out “Mother’s Milk”) or an amazing spaced out trumpet.
With no doubt you will immediately recognize the voice of EddaDell’Orso, the famous singer especially known for her collaboration with EnnioMorricone, who enriched a few tracks with her unique wordless singing.
As in a movie by Quentin Tarantino, where the lesson from the past is totally assimilated and reworked, but you still might be able to tell ‘what it is and where it came from’, this album is an original hommage to a ravishing musical past.
A perfect blend of the love and knowledge of the fine connaisseur and original experimentation.
An album to file alongside those old classic soundtrack masterpieces that still sound fresh and inspiring after so many years.