Far Out Recordings

Nicola Conte - Umoja

Regular price $39.00 Save $-39.00
Catalogue Number FARO239DLP
Format LP
Release Date 07/07/2023

Product Description

Having released music with Blue Note, Impulse! and Schema records, Nicola Conte's relationship with Far Out began over a shared love of hard-edged bossanova and swinging samba-jazz. Between 2009-2013 Nicola Conte compiled five volumes of forgotten 60s Brazilian music for his Viagem series. He then released his critically acclaimed Natural album: a collaboration with vocalist Steffania Dippiero, featuring jazz standards alongside covers of lesser known
Brazilian gems. The music of Umoja draws on the deep-dug 70's independent spiritual and free jazz sounds, private-press soul records, and African and Afro Caribbean rhythms in Conte's collection. But he equally recognises his debt to many of the decade's more celebrated musical icons, such as North American cosmic jazz masters Lonnie Liston Smith and Gary Bartz, and Afrobeat originators Fela Kuti and Tony Allen. LP Tracks: 1. Freedom & Progress 2. Arise 3. Soul Of The People 4. Heritage 5. Flying Circles 6. Umoja Unity 7. Life Forces 8. Dance Of Love & Peace Part 1 9. Dance Of Love & Peace Part 2 10. Into The Light Of Love
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