NICOLA CONTE COMBO (Italy)

Nicola Conte, the influential Italian DJ, producer and guitar player known for introducing an innovative style of acid jazz that incorporates bossa nova themes, melodies drawn from Italian film scores of the 60s and 70s and easy listening themes. Conte, a classically-trained musician, is mastermind of a collective of acid jazz revivalists, "The Fez collective," 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, “Jet Sounds” of 2000 became popular soon after the release. The single "Bossa Per Due" gained international recognition and got charted in numerous club-focused music magazines. 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”. In October 2008, Conte released his third album, “Rituals”. For his latest album “Love & Revolution”, which has been released through the famous sixties jazz label Impulse in May 2011, Nicola’s guideline was a whole new musical concept. The music and the spirit of the album were basically inspired by afro latin jazz and soul from the sixties. Influenced by this significant period of time Nicola reflected general social and political problems of mankind through his music and lyrics. “Love & Revolution” featured various outstanding international musicians such as American singer Nailah Porter and the amazing Bridgette Amofah, as well as Jazz singers Jose James and Gregory Porter.

19 October    City Hall Center, 24:00
NICOLA CONTE guitar PIETRO LUSSU piano LUCA ALEMANNO double bass MARCO VAELRI drums GAETANISSIMO PARTIPILO sax FRANCESCO LENTO trumpet BRIDGETTE AMOFAH vocal

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www.nicolaconte.it
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