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01. Do You Feel Like I Feel 
02. Love from the Sun 
03. Here 
04. Black Spirits 
05. Mystery of You 
06. Shiva 
07. Ghana 
08. Quiet Dawn 
09. Scarborough Fair			play 
10. Love and Revolution			play 
11. Bantu 
12. All Praises to Allah 
13. Ra in Egypt 
14. Temple of Far East 
15. I’m the Air

    Alto Saxophone – Logan Richardson
    Alto Saxophone, Flute – Gaetano Partipilo
    Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Magnus Lindgren
    Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Timo Lassy
    Double Bass – Paolo Benedettini
    Drums – Teppo Mäkynen
    Electronics – Andrea Santoro
    Oud [Luth] – Moufadhel Adhoum
    Percussion, Congas – Pierpaolo Bisogno
    Piano – Pietro Lussu
    Producer, Lyrics By, Music By, Guitar – Nicola Conte
    Sitar – Bert Cornelis
    Tenor Saxophone – Tim Warfield
    Trombone – Peter Fredriksson
    Trumpet – Fabrizio Bosso, Flavio Boltro, Nicolas Folmer, Till Brönner
    Vibraphone – Michael Pinto
    Vocals – Alice Ricciardi, Bridgette Amofah, Ghalia Benali, Gregory Porter Veronika Harcsa, 
    José James, Melanie Charles, Nailah Porter


Nicola Conte is a DJ and producer from Bari, Italy known for introducing an innovative style of acid jazz that incorporates bossa nova themes, melodies drawn from Italian film scores of the 1960’s, easy listening themes, and ethnic Indian music.

Conte, a classically-trained musician, is mastermind of a collective of acid jazz revivalists, “The Fez collective” (and originally a member of the group Fez Combo), based in the Italian town of Bari, and the Schema label, their record label for promoting their distinctly Italian approach to acid jazz.

Conte’s first album was Jet Sounds of 2000. The single “Bossa Per Due” gained international recognition and was an underground hit. It was used almost immediately for a prime-time commercial for Acura automobiles. The album was licensed for American distribution by Thievery Corporation’s Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) label in the summer of 2001 as Bossa Per Due, and was slightly reconfigured version of the Italian Jet Sounds album. This was followed by the Jet Sounds Revisited remix album in late 2002. Two years later, Blue Note’s French subsidiary released Conte’s next album Other Directions. Conte also produced albums by other artists such as Paolo Achenza Trio.



Utalentowany DJ, producent i kompozytor , gwiazda legendarnej wytwórni Blue Note , prezentuje nowe oblicze współczesnego włoskiego jazzu, łącząc takie gatunki jak retro jazz, acid jazz i bossa novę z subtelnymi brzmieniami elektroniki. Conte nie zapomina także o tradycji, sięgając odważnie do włoskiej muzyki filmowej lat 60. i 70. czerpiąc z dokonań znakomitości pokroju Ennio Morricone czy Piero Piccioniego.

W 2000 roku muzyk zadebiutował singlem „Bossa Per Due”, a następnie albumem „Jet Sounds”. Sukces wydawnictwa i seria doskonałych remiksów autorstwa takich gwiazd jak Thievery Corporation, Koop, Kyoto Jazz Massive czy Nuspirit Helsinki zaowocowały wydaną dwa lata później płyta „Jet Sounds Revisited”. Kolejny, a zarazem ostatni longplay w dorobku Conte to „Other Directions” z 2004 roku. Wyprodukował także albumy takich artystów jak Rosalia De Souza i Paolo Achenza Trio.

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Nicola Conte presents Stefania Dipierro - Natural [2016] Nicola Conte presents Stefania Dipierro - Natural [2016]

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1. Maracatu Atomico
2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
3. A Gira
4. Within You And I
5. Open The Door
6. Ainda Mais Amor
7. Caminhos Cruzados
8. The Meaning Of Love
9. Natural
10. I Feel The Sun On Me
11. A Menina Dança
12. Vento Bravo
13. Que Maravilha
14. Jóia

Stefania Dipierro - vocals
Fabrizio Bosso - trumpet
Gaetano Partipilo - alto sax, flute
Pietro Lussu - piano, Wurlitzer, electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond C3
Mirko Signorile - piano, Fender Rhodes; Rory More: Hammond C3
Luca Alemanno - fender bass, double bass
Nicola Angelucci - drums
Marco Valeri - drums
Dario Congedo - drums
Fabio Accardi - drums 
Pierpaolo Bisogno - congas, percussion
Liviana Ferri - percussion
Emanuele Ferrari: - tambourine
Melanie Charles - backing vocals
Fabrizio Savino: - guitars
Nicola Conte - guitars 


Natural is the latest collaboration between musical travellers and kindred spirits Nicola Conte and Stefania Dipierro, the culmination of a relationship rooted in a shared belief in the spiritually healing powers of music. The Italian duo is set to take 2016 by storm with a sensual, sumptuous and highly accomplished record, firmly anchored in the traditions of Brazilian bossa nova, samba and jazz.

Stefania and Nicola first came together as members of the seminal 90s musical collective Fez, with Nicola leading the group. This period, one full of inspiration and discovery, laid the seeds for Natural. Though Stefania lent her enviable vocal talents to many bands over the years and Nicola went on to an illustrious production career, outside of a handful of tracks from Nicola’s album Jet Sounds, it was not until now that the stars aligned again, allowing these two mercurial talents to merge their musical sensibilities once again to access the deep spirituality that is at the core of their approach to sound. Stefania’s ongoing musical journey has ensured that her connection to, and understanding of jazz runs deep, as she resoundingly demonstrates throughout Natural. With Nicola once again in the production seat, the album serves as the defining showcase for her inimitable vocal talents.

Nicola first achieved international acclaim for his signature style of samba-influenced acid-jazz, which also drew inspiration from 60s and 70s Italian film soundtracks. Alongside his production work Nicola has laid out his musical vision through his guitar playing and songwriting, with numerous studio albums including 2004’s Other Directions, released on Schema, a French Subsidiary of Blue Note Records. His compilation series Viagem, all 5 volumes of which have been released on Far Out, provide an insight into the sounds of the past that have inspired his music of today, a peerless collection of lost bossa and samba jazz from the swinging Brazilian 60s.

On this new collaborative release for Far Out, Conte’s forward thinking production cleverly compliments and contrasts with the warmth of Dipierro’s laid back inflection and gloriously rich timbres. Natural is aptly named, considering the ease with which Stefania and Nicola have re-assumed the roles of muse to one another, a musical relationship providing the deepest access to the poetry within their sound. The album’s title track and first single is a perfect introduction to their world, a masterful blend of global influences in which a propulsive Afro-rhythm bolstered by a searing funk guitar, whilst soothing Rhodes chords provide a distinctly Brazilian warmth and Stefania’s vocals offer up an enriching melody to soothe the heart and engage the mind. Alongside original compositions from Nicola and others, Natural also tantalisingly promises some inspired re-interpretations of classic Brazilian and jazz pieces: Trio Tenura’s exemplary bossa groove A Gira and Steve Kuhn’s beautiful The Meaning of Love are among the tracks respectfully imbued with an updated resonance. The scintillating blend of jazz and bossa alongside a contemporary sensibility makes for a debut collaboration. A timeless example of the special places Brazilian music can go with a beautiful voice and a smooth groove, marking out Dipierro as a natural talent of the highest order.

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