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viernes, 30 de abril de 2010

IL VOLO, AN ITALIAN JEWEL


IL VOLO, UN SUPERGRUPO DE MÚSICOS DE ESTUDIO, GRABÓ ÚNICAMENTE DOS ÁLBUMES, DOS MARAVILLAS QUE NO PUEDEN FALTAR EN NINGUNA COLECCIÓN DE PROGRESIVO ITALIANO. MÁS MELÓDICOS QUE PFM, BANCO O LE ORME, PERO CON EL MISMO ESPÍRITU PRECIOSISTA Y VIRTUOSO. IMPRESCINDIBLES.

Usually described as a "supergroup", IL VOLO was a studio band formed by very popular musicians all coming from famous bands: Alberto Radius and Gabriele Lorenzi from FORMULA TRE, Mario Lavezzi from FLORA FAUNA CEMENTO and Camaleonti, Bob Callero from OSAGE TRIBE and DUELLO MADRE, Gianni Dall'Aglio from RIBELLI, along with composer Vince Tempera who also had his own band PLEASURE MACHINE. With such a pedigree it's obvious that both albums are very well played, and enjoyable but not memorable, lacking originality. An obvious similarity with FORMULA TRE is evident, along with a certain jazz-rock feel present throughout both albums, whose only distinctive element is the voice, missing on "Essere O Non Essere?" The group disbanded soon after the second release. Very good (somewhat jazz) fusion melodic symphonic with also very interesting percussion, keyboards, as nicely balanced music. The first Italian album from 1974, their music is built upon two keyboards with great vocals and lush arrangements. Close to PFM or BANCO by the vocals parts and the beauty of the themes and to E.L.P. by the instrumental virtuosity. Their second "Essere O Non Essere" is a classic item of mostly instrumental music with some theme more soft and some majesties keyboards flights a la KING CRIMSON. It's one of the easiest Italian progressive items. • Text by PROG ARCHIVES



Más información (More information):
Il Volo page Comprar/Buy Il Volo albums

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Listen "Il Volo" (1974) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
(Audio: Flac files, JPN Remastered Mini Album Edition 2004)
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Listen "Essere o non Essere" (1975) Part 1
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lunes, 19 de abril de 2010

OSIBISA, THE JUNGLE BEAT

"WOYAYA", EL SEGUNDO DISCO DE OSIBISA, DEBERÍA CONSIGNARSE EN LA HISTORIA DE LA MÚSICA COMO EL PRIMER ÁLBUM DE ROCK PROGRESIVO / JAZZ FUSIÓN AFRICANO. CASI CUARENTA AÑOS DESPUÉS DE SU EDICIÓN, SIGUE SIENDO UNA JOYA, DE ESCUCHA OBLIGADA, PERFECTA EN TODOS LOS SENTIDOS. UNA OBRA DE ARTE.
The story of OSIBISA starts in London in 1969, when three musicians from Ghana ( Teddy Osei on the Sax, Sol Amarfio on the drums and Mac Tontoh on the trumpet); join Spartacus R from Grenada who played the bass and complemented perfectly the African percussion, Roger Bayle from Trinidad and Tobago on the keyboards and Wendel Richardson from Antigua on the lead guitar. Very soon they found another member, Asisi Amao from Nigeria who added extra percussion plus tenor Sax. and in that moment OSIBISA was born. During the next two years they were preparing their first album but in 1970 they released their first and very successful single: "Music for Gong Gong" that caught attention from all the world. In 1971 they release the fantastic "Osibisa" with an extremely beautiful art cover by a young painter named Roger Dean. From the beginning this album broke schemes, the opener "The Dawn" starts as a tribal ceremony to receive the day with complex percussion surrounded by birds and sounds you could easily listen in central Africa, but soon the vocals and instruments prove us that they were incredibly talented to blend different influences that go from, Hendrix, Santana, Bob Marley, R&B, Jazz and all the British Psychedelia they listened and assimilated during the years they were in England, this capacity to blend styles supposedly incompatible is what took them close to Progressive Rock. The second OSIBISA album "Woyaya" was released in the same year and marked a change in their music, even when they kept the tribal sound and complex percussion they started to experiment with the organ, this album reaches their peak in the title song that closes the album an incredibly beautiful nostalgic chant "We are going, Heaven knows where we are going" surrounded by an atmospheric and psychedelic organ, extremely beautiful song. In 1972 they release their most successful album "Heads", mostly because of the legendary song "Che Che Kule", this album marked the end of their Psychedelic/Proto Prog career, but still is a great album that deserves to be listened. Their career continues with high and low points until the 21st Century but turning more and more commercial with the pass of the years, but still today they are icons in Ghana, where they've been awarded by former President Jerry J Rowling. • TEXT By PROG Archives
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jueves, 8 de abril de 2010

MARK-ALMOND, TO THE HEART

LET ME TAKE YOU WERE THE TRADE WIND BLOWS, AND THE SUN ALWAYS SHINE... AND I´LL STAY WITH YOU UNTIL YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND (Trade Winds • To The Heart • Mark & Almond)

Este líneas en ThatWasMusic son un pequeño homenaje a John Mark y a Johnny Almond (Mark & Almond), dos músicos ingleses que comenzaron a tocar a finales de los años sesenta, y que a lo largo de los siguientes años dejaron para la posteridad una serie de inenarrables y bellísimos discos ignorados por el gran público. Compusieron música delicada, tremendamente romántica, exquisita, frágil como el cristal, cálida como el terciopelo de calidad, a caballo entre el jazz y el rock acústico; un prodigio de sensualidad natural, sin artificio, directa al corazón. "To the Heart" y "Other Peoples Rooms" (del 76 y del 78, respectivamente) son, junto a "Tuesday in New York" (1980), la cumbre de un estilo inimitable, personal, sofisticado; son discos de amor y soledad urbana, otoñales, agridulces, melancólicos, llenos de color y matices, repletos de encuentros y despedidas. Son tan memorables y contienen tanta buena música que con ellos se podría llenar una vida entera. Muchas veces lo pienso: Mark & Almond son los únicos que, en caso de incendio, harían que me olvidara de Tom Waits, de Van Morrison, de Michael Franks, de Steely Dan, de John Coltrane y de cientos más a los que idolatro y sigo desde hace décadas. Perder toda mi colección supondría un golpe durísimo, tremendo, pero no poder escuchar nunca más a Mark & Almond sería peor que una eternidad a oscuras. ¿Exagero? Tal vez..., compruébalo tú mismo. Empieza por ese viaje introspectivo que es "Other Peoples Rooms" y continúa con esa joya titulada "Directo al corazón"; escúchalos en absoluto recogimiento, con reverencia, y luego vuelve a contármelo. Acabo de regalarte algo para el resto de tus días. Descorcha una botella del mejor vino y disfruta de esta prodigiosa música de madrugada, con tu pareja. De hecho, es música perfecta para dos. Puro idilio. De nada.

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Listen "To The Heart" (mp3 files) Listen "Mark & Almond 73" (mp3 files) Listen 1 2 3 "Other Peoples Rooms" (Flac Files) Listen "Rising" (mp3 files) Listen "Mark Almond I" (Flac files) parts 1 2 3 4

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domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

THE PENTANGLE, FIVE STARS

CINCO MÚSICOS FUERA DE SERIE –CREADORES DE UN PENTÁCULO MÁGICO Y PERFECTO, EN EL QUE SE ADORABA AL FOLK, AL JAZZ Y AL BLUES–, GRABARON SEIS ÁLBUMES EXTRAORDINARIOS ENTRE 1967 Y 1973; UN LEGADO SIN PRECIO, ATEMPORAL, FASCINANTE Y ÚNICO. LADIES & GENTLEMEN, SOMBREROS FUERA: THE PENTANGLE EN THATWASMUSIC.

Pentangle was formed in 1967 by John Renbourn and Bert Jansch two guitarists who had both already recorded as solo artists since 1965. Both musicians had recorded together 'Bert and John' in 1966 for 'Transatlantic'. Jacqui Mc Shee who joined the band on vocals had already worked with John Renbourn on his first solo record. The rhythm section was formed by Danny Thompson on double bass and Terry Cox on drums and percussion, both former sidemen of Alexis Korner in his band ALEXIS KORNER BLUES INCORPORATED.
PENTANGLE played a mixture of Jazz and Folk with Blues-elements, influences that the band integrated in their debut record 'The Pentangle' which was produced by Shel Talmy. The same year PENTANGLE released their second record 'Sweet child' a double LP consisting of live and studio tracks and containing among others two compositions by Charlie Mingus 'Haitian Fight Song' and 'Goodbye Pork Pie hat'. In 1969 they released their masterpiece 'Basket of Light' , a commercial success including the single 'Light Flight' which served as the theme song to the UK television series 'Take three girls'. PENTANGLE released three other records, 'Cruel sister' in 1970, 'Reflection' in 1971 and 'Solomon's seal' in 1972, before breaking up in 1973. While Bert Jansch and John Renbourn continued as solo artists, the latter with singer Jacqui Mc Shee in the JOHN RENBOURN BAND, Danny Thompson and Terry Cox returned to session work. The original line up reformed in 1982 for a European and Australian tour. John Renbourn left before the release of the 1985 record 'Open the door' and was replaced by Mike Piggott. For the next ten years the band continued to record with changing outfits, 'So Early in the Spring' (1988), 'Think of Tomorrow' (1991), 'One More Road' (1991) and a live record in 1994 'Pentangle Live 1994'. In 1995 Jacqui Mc Shee recorded together with Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens and guest musicians 'About Thyne. This record was the starting point for JACQUI MC SHEE'S PENTANGLE a refreshed PENTANGLE that released 'Passe Avant' in 1989, the live record 'At the Little Theatre' in 2000 and 'Feoffee's Land' in 2005. The PENTANGLE records recorded between 1968 and 1972 are highly recommended. Text by Martin 'Alucard' Horst - PROG ARCHIVES

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Página oficial de The Pentangle Página de The Pentangle en All Music Comprar álbumes de The Pentangle

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