Arti E Mestieri - Giro Di Valzer Per Domani

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK1025LP
Format: LP
Total Time: 00:00:00

The seventies were a period of intense creativity for the formulation of jazz-rock fusion. Groups like Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra were the most influential of them all, spurring on further development of the complex sounds that branched off of contemporary jazz while creating new inroads into the genre. The music spread quickly and groups were popping up all over the globe. Arti E Mesteri was one of those groups that embraced this new jazz formula. On their LP Giro Di Valzer Per Domani they typified the seventies sound that was reverberating throughout the jazz fusion genre. Most of this recording is made up of instrumentals. There are a few songs with vocals in Italian, although the instrumentals are much more appreciated by this listener.

The Akarma record label is based out of Italy and they have access to music that nobody else in the world does, consequently music lovers that have never had the opportunity to hear excellent music from abroad now do. I, for one, have completely enjoyed discovering groups that I have never heard of before, particularly in the realm of jazz-rock fusion. It doesn't matter how long ago the music was created, I can still appreciate the music and artistry that was involved in the crafting of the music. Personally I think resissues and remastered copies of music that have been pumped into brick and mortar stores and the Internet have opened up an entirely different avenue of listening and discovery for music lovers of all ages. Labels like Akarma are being recognized as major contributors to the continuing popularization of vinyl collecting and the exposing of groups that were otherwise never given any coverage on any level. This is a fine recording that will be greatly appreciated by anyone that has an interest in jazz-rock fusion.

Side One: Valzer Per Domani (2:12) / Mirafioro (5:55) / Saper Sentire (4:40) / Nove Lune Prima (0:55) / Mescal (2:00) Bonus Track: Arti

Side Two: Dimensione Terra (1:30) / Aria Pesante (3:53) / Consapevolezza Parte 1 (3:22) / Rinuncia (2:48) / Marilyn (2:40) / Terminal (2:20) / Bonus Track: Sui Tetti

Gigi Venegoni - guitar, synth
Beppe Crovella - keyboards
Giovanni Vigliar - violin, vocals, percussion
Arturo Vitale - sax, clarinet, vibes
Marco Gallesi - bass
Furio Chirico - drums, percussion
Gianfranco Gaza - vocals

Tilt (19742001)
Giro Di Valzer Per Domani (1975/2001)
Quinto Stato (1979)
Acquario (1983)
Children's Blues (1985)
Live (1990) (OOP)
Murales (2001)
Articollezione (2001)
ProgDay (2003)
Estrazioni (2004)
First Live In Japan (2006)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: December 21st 2001
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

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Language: english


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