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Reedición limitada en vinilo de color AZUL MÁRMOL con portada gatefold y OBI

Rock progresivo italiano con tintes de jazz-rock



Released way back in 1974, the lone, self-titled effort from Spirale is an album notable for its lack of electronic instruments. It also has some of those loveable low-budget production flaws that are so often heard in obscure 1970s Italian progressive music.

Other instruments used include violin, drums, piano and various percussion instruments. 

Spirale were a jazz-rock band, which would be known later as "Folk Magic Band" and quite renown for their participation to international jazz festivals. Their first and only LP with the original bandname is now very rare and could be compared in style to ethno-prog band such as Maad (Italy) or Embryo (Germany). 
E-piano, bass and drums provide a light, groovy carpet of obstinatos for the lyric excursions of trumpet, saxophone and flute. The mood is breezy and absorbing, the rhythms are often veined of South-American or Indian suggestions. The shadow of Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" towers specially over the longest track, "Paparoncino" and its compound meters. 


First and only record recorded by this Roman band to be included in the line of Italian jazz-prog (in this case much more jazz than prog), alongside high-sounding names such as Napoli Centrale and Arti & Mestieri, but also to "minor" groups such as Maad , Hexagon and center of gravity. The album contains four tracks, two long suites - Cabral and Peperoncino (old things, new things) - and two short performances (Rising and Una balata per Yanes). The optical image of the album cover is very particular. Rising is a well-made jazz song. We witness the perfect fusion of all the instruments, interspersed with a single drums, from which, for most of the piece, the winds of Giancarlo Maurino (sax) and Gaetano Delfini (trumpet) emerge and in the end the keyboards of Corrado Nofri. Start from "tropical forest" for Cabral, then the bass of Peppe Caporello takes over, followed closely by piano, drums and wind instruments which give us another great jazz performance. As in Rising, the wind instruments, in this case the trumpet, will take over during the piece. After more than seven minutes there is a "South American" return thanks to the tribal rhythm of Giampaolo Ascolese, supported above all by the plan in the initial phase. In the end we return to jazz. Ballad for Yanes is a very romantic short performance, a ballad based basically on the piano and a very light drums. The longest track closes the disc. Peperoncino (old things, new things) recalls the first two tracks of the album. The amalgamation of the tools is fantastic. Winds, bass and piano are the masters. If in Rising the solo was on drums, now it's up to Peppe Caporello's bass to embellish the piece. After about six minutes, a beautiful wind game enters the scene and then leaves space again on the bass, and on the piano. For lovers of jazz, but also of the prog, it is an album absolutely to be rediscovered, even if it is extremely rare to find in the vinyl version.


A1 Rising 5:02
A2 Cabral 13:07

B1 Una Ballata Per Yanes 2:58
B2 Peperoncino (Cose Vecchie, Cose Nuove) 17:02

SPIRALE LP Spirale (Blue Marbled Coloured Vinyl) Progressive Jazz-Rock

€26.90 Regular Price
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  • Label: Magnet Musikverlag ‎– Mag 27

    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Marble Blue Vinyl

    Country: Italy

    Released: 2021

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