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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sway, Italy

Sway - s/t. 1973 CPT.

Led by pianist Sante Palumbo, Sway is an excellent album heavily influenced by early 70s Miles Davis, even without the presence of trumpet. Throughout, the album features wah wah guitar rhythms and tribal drumming. The first side is a bit looser, with some shrieky sax, drum solos and some piano noise bits. But Side 2 contains 'Mad' which is absolutely sublime. The sax is traded in for flute, there's an actual melody line carried throughout, and the guitar fuzzes out some wonderful solos. CPT (Cipiti) is the same label that released the rare debut by Le Groupe X. Thanks to Midwest Mike for this one!

There is a reissue - but it's a classic "gray area" type. That is, it does seem to have band permission, but there's more to the story I presume.

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Anonymous said...


Here is a cover picture:




Tom said...

Thanks Achim!!