i liked the 2008 show so much i played the 2011 show right after (both included here) and then two more, from 2008 & 2014. guess i was in a bit of a nicola conte mood. i’ve noted the vocalists in the post title as they’re essential to both these shows. while i wouldn’t describe this as “like pink martini”, if you enjoy p.m. then you might like nicola conte also (such is my hope anyway, which will give another option for music to eat dinner to).
listening to this again, i realized that tracks 5 & 6 from the quasimodo show are both leaves in the wind, which looks like a mistake (though i’ve not done a careful comparison). great song though! i’ve left the .zip file & setlist uncorrected, at this point.
29 october 2008
01 macedonia – rituals 22:10
02 band intros 02:29
03 solo 07:08
05 leaves in the wind 07:09
06 leaves in the wind 07:14
07 love in 06:34
08 paper clouds 05:16
10 caravan 15:18
source: dvb-s@256, 48khz > raw data > projextx > mp3directcut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)
21 may 2011
nicola conte, guitar and conduction;
flavio boltro, trumpet;
magnus lindgren, tenor sax, flute;
gaetano partipilo, alto sax;
pietro lussu, pianoforte;
paolo benedettini, bass;
teppo mäkynen, drums;
alice ricciardi, vocals on 6-7-8;
nailah porter, vocals on 3-4-5.
(00-radio introduction by pino saulo) 2.52
01 all praises to allah [ed roses]
02 band’s introductions
03 do you feel like i feel [nicola conte]
04 shiva [nicola conte]
05 black spirits [nicola conte]
06 quiet dawn [cal massey]
07 scarborough fair [simon & garfunkel]
08 kind of sunshine [jimmie davis, charles mitchell and nicola conte]
09 radio outro 0.46
running time : 44’58” (without radio intro and outro)
(with radio intro and outro, it would be 48’36”)
fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio tre suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on wednesday 15 february 2012, 21:48 hours cet.
lineage (fm > wav > flacs > web):
sony st-s370 tuner > sony pcm-d50 linear pcm recorder > 44.100khz/16bit wav on sony memory stick produo [mark2] > usb > audacity 1.3.5 beta (editing and track splitting) > 44.100khz/16bit flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting
an italian guy who is now recording for impulse a few albums of “spiritual jazz”, in the style on seventies albums by pharoah, charles lloyd, with tracks of the era too, very “orchestral”, but in fact it closely reminds of the british idj movement of the early eighties. also included in the folder as track 00 a radio introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 2’52”
photo: nicola conte, kim sanders & other musicians, posted by vincenzo cosenza on his website in may 2007. used without permission.