2.12.07

CARLOS FRANZETTI - GRAFITTI



















Carlos Franzetti for Guiness from 1977.
This one's been commanding a 3 figure price tag for years now on the back of it's rarity and the track "Cocoa Funk".Sonorama got hold of a copy and decided to reissue it with two bonus tracks from a Franzetti latin jazz project recorded shortly afterwards which went unreleased.These two cuts are fantastic("Rhumba Dreams" & the sublime "Guajira Without Words") and put the original lp in the shade for my money.
As Sonorama went to the trouble of reissuing this little gem I have just ripped the original lp format for this post without the extra tracks-if you wanna hear 'em buy the reissue.You won't regret it!
Highly Recommended.
Here's Dusty Groove on the case:
An amazing little record from keyboardist Carlos Franzetti -- a set that blends together jazz, Latin, and club influences from the 70s -- all together in one totally unique sort of sound! The album's got a vibe that's incredibly soulful -- filled with rhythms and changes that are quite different from the ordinary, but also pretty darn funky too -- in a way that's somewhere between the best 70s productions of Larry Mizell, and the two amazing records cut in the decade by Bobby Vince Paunetto! Franzetti plays Fender Rhodes, moog, and acoustic piano on the record -- and the backings are full, but always nice and lean -- mixing bits of strings with Latin percussion, electric bass, guitar, and loads of great horns. A few cuts have some great scatting vocals alongside the instrumentation -- and the sound here is unlike anything else you might have heard.

21 comments:

Sylvain L. said...

How can you resist an album cover like this anyway?

Thanks Bacoso, just got it started on my hifi and it sounds really groovy.

S

Nacho said...

Yeah!
Nice cover!
thanks a lot, really.

the doc said...

nice cover, but as I listen, I'm thoroughly enjoying the smooth yet very funky sound of this lp.

Thanks for this funky piece of drool!!

-the doc-

steve.d said...

farrah fawcett majors loves jazz too.

Sergio said...

This guy is argentinian, but I never see any of his records down here in Buenos Aires... one thing is for sure: the Farah Fawcett poster is legendary!
Thanks Bacoso.

J Thyme...kind said...

Diggin' it!

makuma said...

So good.. Really enjoying it!

J Thyme...kind said...

Where's track 1 & 8 ?

bacoso said...

j thyme-tracks 1 and 8 are the bonus tracks-please read my write up why they are missing

chuchuni said...

Great stuff, Bacoso, as always. Almost around the same time, Franzetti took part in another legendary session - for CTI -with Barretto as the leader (it features a great version of Wonder's Past Time Paradise). More recently, Franzetti's been working with D'Rivera (at least for a Chesky cd).

edward phone said...

hehe farrah fawcett

Negu said...

Thanks Bacoso!!

Vichakani said...

Cocoa Funk....an original London Jazz Classic !! Great post Bacoso, and I agree the bonus tracks are worth hunting down the CD for.

froz1 said...

Thanks! any more rare Guiness LPs??

El Isabelino said...

Muchas, muchas gracias por este Lp.Been trying to get this 1 for a long time but the price was always too high.Only heard Cocoa Funk before and could not get enought of it.Thanks again.

Emanuele said...

Heard/ bought Cocoa Funk on London Jazz Classics comp years ago - great track and this LP is more of the same. Fantastic!

Lafayette said...

Just fabulous!

/Lafayette

Theory said...

Wow! I've been wantin to hear this for a minute - many thanks!

Bushbaby said...

This is the good stuff... a massive thanks to you.
Cheers!
Bushbaby

Carlos! said...

I'd recognize farrah fawcett's poster anywhere, I had it hanging in my room for five or six years.

mr_mute said...

first off congrats for the great blog.
the record has been recently re-issued, i got myself a copy through grooveattack in september.