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Gerardo FrisinaHi Note ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy .... $14.99
Hi Note, indeed! Gerardo Frisina's latest is awe-inspiring – a completely seamless blend of Italian and Latin jazz, bossa rhythms and percussion, and some of the most tasteful and naturally blended electronic elements you could ever expect to hear on an album so steeped in a genuine affinity for live jazz instrumentation! If memory serves, earlier Frisina recordings relied a bit more on the production side of the coin, but this one's so strong on great instrumentation we're rendered pretty close to speechless. Lots of great horn arrangements, rolling bass lines and piano, sublime vibes and driving drums and percussion. Totally sweet throughout – this is way up there with the best dancefloor jazz Schema's ever released! 12 tracks: "Inviolatin", "Joyas", "Bluesanova", "Intenso", "Beyond The Moon", "Saeta '03", "Cubana", "Ombroso", "Zambele", "Sophisticated Samba" and more. CD

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Gerardo FrisinaLatin Kick ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2005. New Copy .... $16.99
The Latin Kick – with a jazzy groove! Gerardo Frisina's long been one of our favorite talents on the international groove underground, and like his labelmate and sometime musical partner Nicola Conte, he's got a way of crafting tracks that are awash in classic jazz touches. Frisina himself is the producer, arranger, and composer of the album – and brings together acoustic jazz players with warmer beats, all in service of a groove that sparkles with all the best Schema Records touches, but also takes the label's sound to a whole new level! The Frisina heard here is bolder and more ambitious than before – and like Nicola Conte on recent sides, he's stepping past simple Latin-flavored tracks into boldly jazzy numbers that expand upon his ideas with a range of colors, tones, and rhythms. Easily one of the best full-length sets on Schema to date – and that's saying a lot – with titles that include "Senor Rico", "Jazz Ally", "The 7th Day", "Batucafro", "Cortante", "Bite The Nite", "Gosto De Que E Bom", and "Hush". CD

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Gerardo Frisina & Maurizio BonizzoniVoices Of The Jungle/Orient (10 inch vinyl) ... 12-inch
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy (pic cover).... $11.99
Latin groover Gerardo Frisina's got a key new partner here – DJ Maurizio Bonnizoni, who helps give the single an upbeat, club-heavy vibe! "Voices Of The Jungle" still has all the earthy elements we love in Gerardo's music – acoustic piano and percussion, and an overall spirit that echoes the late 50s exotic years – yet Maurizio also kicks things up with a house-heavy bassline at the bottom, which drives the tune in a very different way! "Orient" follows in similar spirit – with keyboards, tenor, and sweet percussion – but all kicked up with a warm clubby groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gerardo FrisinaJoin The Dance ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2010. New Copy 2LP .... Just Sold Out!
Modal brilliance from Gerardo Frisina – possibly his greatest album ever, and a set that really shows his true transformation into a jazzman! The set's got a wide range of acoustic jazz instrumentation played live, and features none of the rhythm programs you might get on earlier Frisina records – a shift that has him moving in the same classic jazz space as labelmate Nicola Conte! As with Conte's recent records, there's a warmth and soul here that's undeniable – a feel that wraps up 50s Blue Note, 60s Italian jazz, and 70s MPS with ease – delivering something new and fresh for a younger generation in the process. Core instrumentation includes vibes, piano, tenor, flute, and trombone – and the set features guest vocals by Norma Winstone on one track, and Francesca Sortino on another. All other titles are instrumental, and tunes include "Titoro", "Joy Shout", "Will You Walk A Little Faster", "Tata Somba", "Mille E Una Notte", "High Hat", "Bubbly", and "Another Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lola's/Gerardo FrisinaSoul 70 (Gerardo Frisina live rework)/Colours ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great groove, reworked nicely here by Gerardo Frisina – in ways that are slower than his usual material, and which really lets the playful percussion and Hammond riff of the tune take off nicely! Frisina lets the jazziness flourish at the start, then reigns in a bit of structure – but in ways that only make the flavors of the tune sparkle even more strongly! "Colours" is Gerardo's own tune – great congas at the bottom, wah wah guitar in the rhythm, and this weirdly-tuned keyboard in the lead mixed with a funky flute! There's a nice break in the middle, and the tune's one of the funkiest we've ever heard from Frisina. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Perez PradoCircle (orig, Gerardo Frisina re-edit) ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great tune from the funk years of Perez Prado – that overlooked time when Prado had left the American mainstream, but picked up plenty of soulful touches from the underground – which he uses here to make "Circle" sound like some monstrous bit of badass blacksploitation soundtrack material! The original is great – and the Frisina edit pulls out some of the key rhythmic elements and strips things downa bit. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New RevelationsSoul 111 (Gerardo Frisina rework)/Lively (Gerardo Frisina re-edit) ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gerardo Frisina takes on two tunes by The Revelations – adding in some very funky rhythms and tight organic percussion touches – and making things even more sophisticated than before! "Soul 111" has vibes over funky drums, and this very cool breakdown in the middle that almost completely changes the game – and "Lively" has a more familiar mix of organ and guitar-based funk, but rifled with lots of great Frisina percussion touches! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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VariousBreak N' Bossa – Chapter 8 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2008. New Copy 2CD .... $22.99
Beautiful bossa groovers galore – and one of the greatest entries so far in a series that never lets us down! Years back when Break N Bossa first started, the concept of older Brazilian modes and contemporary dancefloor rhythms was something of a new idea – but over the years, with the help of titles like this, grooves around the globe are a heck of a lot warmer – filled with acoustic elements that take us back not only to the sounds of Rio in the 60s, but also to the European scene that was so inspired by it in later decades. This time around, there's plenty of greatness to chose from – and there's definitely a deepening of the sound as members of the Schema and other scenes represented here have matured over the years. 2CD set features 26 tracks in all, some previously unreleased – including "VSOP (Beatfanatic edit)" by Stockholm Cyclo, "Pinkie (2008 version)" by Beat Out Shrine, "Jurubeba" by Luis Ferri with Adi Souza, "No Mercy For Me (Alessandro Magnanini rework)" by Mario Biondi, "Ocean (Diggin In The Latin mix)" by The Dining Rooms, "Carolina Carol Bela" by Gerardo Frisina with Anna Clementi, "Carioca (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Fragmentorchestra, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor (Fedreghini & Bianchi rmx)" by Rosalia De Souza, "Que Bandeira (Frisina rmx)" by Rosalia De Souza, "Thin Ice (Fedreghini & Bianchi rmx)" by Dining Rooms, "Till The End (Inverse Cinematics rmx)" by The Invisible Session, "Kind Of Latin Rhythm" by Juju Orchestra, "Aromi" by Nick Bernard, and "Non Stop Flight" by Dalindeo. CD

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VariousCarducci 76 – Sophisticated ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2009. New Copy .... $14.99
Cool cuts compiled for the Carducci 76 club in Italy – put together from Cinedelic label offerings, and a few Schema Records bits as well! There's a great vibe running through the material – contemporary recordings, but with echoes of 60s jazz and Latin, all wrapped up in a handsome Carducci-styled package! Titles include "So What" by Jojo Effect, "Love Is In Town" by Brenda Boykin, "Cioccalatino" by Mossuto, "Love Me Till Sunday" by Nicola Conte, "Cats N Girl" by Club Des Belugas, "Sophisticated Samba" by Gerardo Frisina, "Rosegota" by Fabio Orsini, and "Cancun" by Tape Five. CD

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VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena Vol 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $22.99
Sublime bossa groovers from Italy! The first volume of this series was one of our favorite compilations that year it was released – and this second volume is equally as great! Schema groover Gerardo Frisina serves up a hand-picked batch of 16 tunes, mostly classic numbers from the late 60s and early 70s, pulled from the ranks of Italian soundtrack, jazz, and easy listening albums – all with a flair for making the bossa even groovier than it already is! Electric keyboards abound – and the rhythms run from dreamy to driving to slightly funky, always at the right pace for the material, and always making the set dance with delight! Titles include "Incontro All'Aereoporto" by Piero Piccioni, "Allora, Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai & Edda Dell'Orso, "Avances" by Gerardo Frisina, "Wind" by Red Redford Sound System One, "Bossalonga" by Mustang, "Unreality Landscape" by Angel Pocho Gatti, "Susan Theme" by Daniele Patucchi, "Per Lei" by Stefano Torossi, and "Colpa Tua" by Giancarlo Gazzani. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousModern Sounds From Italy 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy .... $10.99
A low price, but a really great package – one that's overflowing with some of the best recent work from the mighty Schema Records! If you read these pages at all, you'll know we think that Schema's one of the greatest things going these days – a modern label, but one that's committed to the real jazz grooves of earlier years – the bossa, modal, and soul jazz styles of the 60s and 70s – played in a mixture of real instrumentation and just a bit of dancefloor production, with a sound that's instant classic on nearly every release! This package is a great introduction to the Schema label's genius, and even if you've got some of the tracks here on other releases, the set is a really great way to hear all this music in one place – kind of a "best of the best" that's totally great! Titles include "Bluesanova" by Gerardo Frisina, "Moon Vision" by Soulstance, "I knew The Way" by Invisible Session, "On A Clear Day" by Was A Bee, "Emotional Dancing" by S-Tone, "Stay (In Mood)" by Paolo Fedreghini & Marco Bianchi, "Afrolicious" by Dining Rooms, "Esquema Da Bossa" by Quintetto X, "Today's Sound" by Intensive Jazz Sextet, and "Dreaming Of The Past" by Rosario Giuliani Quartetto. CD

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VariousModern Sounds From Italy 3 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2012. New Copy .... $11.99
A rich document of the growth in the Italian jazz scene in recent years – a great leap forward not just for individual musicians, but also for the Schema label as well! Schema first began in the 90s with a relatively programmed approach to jazz – a style that loved the classics, but often reworked them in modern production modes. Yet over the years, the company's really come to be a key home for real jazz and soulful sounds – moving past their original remix identity, to a point where they're arguably one of the most important jazz labels on the European scene! This nicely-priced batch of tracks is a great illustration of that growth – and features a few old Schema faves, mixed with newer artists who've flocked to the label in recent years – presented here in some unique remixes and other nice versions we haven't heard before. Titles include "Beyond The Days" by Gaetano Partiplio, "But Not For You" by Alessandro Maganini, "Hurt Me Bad" by Andrea Balducci, "Waltz For Emily" by Gerardo Frisina, "Banzo" by Rosalia De Souza, "Some Kind Of Blues (Grooveman Spot rmx)" by S-Tone Inc, "Welcome To My World (acoustic)" by Joyce Elaine Yuille, "Hear Us Now" by Christian Prommer's Drumlesson, "Alta Tensione 3am" by Alex Puddu, and "Good Life" by Timo Lassy. CD