Nicola Conte Combo

Nicola Conte Combo

Nicola Conte Combo

Next performance:
Friday 8th January - Saturday 9th January

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Line up confirmed: Nicola Conte - guitar, Magnus Lindgren- sax, Claudio Filippini - piano, Luca Alemanno - double bass, Teppo Mäkynen- drums & Zara McFarlane -  vocals

A very welcome return for Nicola Conte, world-known and well honored producer of finest Jazz albums, guitarist, band leader and style avant-gardist who could secure his reputation in the Jazz Scene and whose shows last January were a club highlight!

Expect sharp-suited retro jazz with a Bossa Nova flavour and funky edge from Conte, who is renowned for introducing an innovative, uniquely Italian style of jazz that incorporates Bossa Nova themes, melodies drawn from Italian film scores of the 1960s and beyond. These very special shows feature  Conte’s latest album Free Souls and a new edition of his Jazz Combo feat London based singer Zara McFarlane.

Free Souls is a pure soul album which is based on the early 60s change of direction in musical research, especially in Jazz: a turn into deepness.

There was an urgent need to walk away from the research of an aesthetic dimension, in order to move towards a more intimate objective, closer to human feelings and spirituality.

“Horizontal” improvisations appeared to decrease, while “vertical” thrived: a movement directed to If we had to find a way to situate now Free Souls, in an age in which everything has been already played, from Rebetiko to Gamelan, from Rap to Klezmer - an era where mannerism is background music for supermarkets – those are the times we should look at. In those times deepness enfolded a way of conceiving music, especially Afro-American music which is naturally nourished by Jazz and its derivatives.

Check this beautiful Nicola track in collaboration with Gregory Porter in 2012


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