A sound library jazz set – but one that stands right up there with any of the commercially-released European jazz of the 70s! This hip Italian combo is totally great – essentially a piano trio
, but with electric keys as much as acoustic – and often augmented by a bit of additional percussion which further helps the growth of the grooves in the set! The original release was on the Rotary label – owned by keyboardist Amadeo Tommasi
– and the sound here is a bit like Tommasi
's own work of the time, but even funkier and more soul-based overall. The tracks are all pretty upbeat, and massively grooving – and the record's a treasure trove of instrumental gems that are just waiting to be rediscovered. Titles include "Quadrangolo", "Altiforni", "Grill Room", "Sensazioni", "Stadio", "East Side", "Mattinata", "Mani", "Depressione", and "Giovedi".