Nicola Conte

SC 386 1-2
Release date 2004

2 LP

It’s the first record that the Italian branch of the prestigious jazz label Blue Note releases in Italy and at the same time in various countries of the world, among which France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, brazil, Argentina, Western European countries and England (where it was 30 years since the release of a record produced by EMI Music Italy). “Other Directions” (preceded by the single, currently on the radio, KIND OF SUNSHINE), which NICOLA CONTE composed the music and wrote the lyrics of, is a sophisticated productions inspired to the jazz era of the late Sixties and revisits in a modern key some sounds from that time. Important musicians from the Italian jazz scene took part to the realization of the album: Gianluca Petrella (trombone), Daniele Scannapieco (tenor sax), Fabrizio Bosso (trumpet and flugelhorn), Pietro Lussu (piano), Pietro Ciancaglini (double bass), Lorenzo Tucci (drums), Nicola Stilo (flute), Pierpaolo Bisogno (bongos e vibraphone). While Cristina Zavalloni, Bembe Segue, Lucia Minetti and Lisa Bassenge took turns at singing the songs. This latest work by NICOLA CONTE (in which the artist also plays guitar) is partly different from its previous ones, marked by an unmistakable mixture of jazz, bossa nova and electronic sounds that made him famous all over the world as producer and DJ and that allowed him to cooperate with bands such as Koop and Thievery Corporation. “Other Directions” reflects a lot NICOLA CONTE’s love for the great figures of the past, such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and also for the European artists of the same era, such as Kenny Clark’s band.

1.Other Directions
2.Wanin' Moon
3.Waltz Of The Sirens
4.Aphrodite's Dream
7.Sea And Sand
8.The Dharma Bums
9.All Gone
10.Bohemian's Dilemma
11.A Time For Spring
12.Several Shades Of Dawn
13.Le Depart
14.Kind Of Sunshine