New Sound Quartet

“Crazy Colours , Lp, 180, Ltd To 500,hand”

SP/L10 scanZoom inLabelSpettro (SPETTRO LIBRARY)
Cat. No.SP/L10
FormatEXCLXLPD
Orders fromFri, 21 Apr 2017
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LP, 180 grams black vinyl 500 hand numbered copies The label is called SPETTRO (the word has two meanings in Italian, it means “spectrum” but also “ghost”) and the releases will be split in two series : SPETTRO LIBRARY and SPETTRO SOUNDTRACK - this is SPETTRO LIBRARY! TRACKLIST: A1. BABE 4:37 A2. CONFESSION 4:41 A3. GOOD TIMES 4:25 A4. BASS CONSTRUCTION 4:30 B1. COLOURS TO MY LIFE 5:26 B2. DREAMS 4:28 B3. TENDER MELODY 3:58 B4. LIKE YOU DO 4:48 Rome was, of course, the pulsing heart of Italian library music - it is the place where tv and movies are made, so editors and musicians tend to gather there. But we must not forget what was happening in the library music world, at the same time, in Milan - where there was a very active music industry, but leaning more on the pop and jazz side. The Roman style was more connected to the classic and orchestral tradition, but the musicians from Milan adopted a more urban and international approach, in the vein of contemporary pop with some US jazz-funk instrumental deviations. It’s not a coincidence that among the most active artists in the library world we find people who - in the Seventies and Eighties - played in many records by Mina, Fabrizio De André, Gaber, Branduardi and Fausto Papetti. The quartet featuring pianist Oscar Rocchi, bassist Gigi Cappellotto, drummer Andy Surdi and guitarist Ernesto Verardi is behind many great library music albums from the golden age, most of which released via the labels owned by Edizioni Minstrel. “Crazy Colours” (originally marketed in 1979 via BAM label, credited to the New Sound Quartet), is quite a big effort for a library music album, since it features a whole orchestra to back the quartet and soloist Hugo Heredia (always present on sax and flute in the albums by the four musicians). In these eight tracks, orchestral disco music is the main focus: in the vein of late Seventies, the biggest influences are to be found in Quincy Jones and Barry White. But the

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