7 March 2009

THE PRIME ELEMENT - ALBORADA

















The Prime Element for Trova Argentina from 1976.
Arranged By - Carlos Franzetti
Electric Piano [Rhodes],Piano,Guitar - Carlos Franzetti ;Bass - Alex Layne , Greg Maker ;Cello - Patricia Akua Dixon ;Congas - Ray Mantilla ;Drums - Omar Clay ;;Flute, Clarinet - Mauricio Smith ;French Horn - Greg Williams ;Saxophone [Soprano, Tenor] - Kenny Rogers , Marvin Blackman Viola - Maxine Roach ;Violin - Carl Ector , Gayle Dixon Clay

First posted at OIR August 06.
Check the line up and be prepared for a latin fusion monster tour de force from Franzetti.So many killer cuts -"Southamelodic","Prime Element","Lola","Aldebaran" and the slammin' "Shave and Haircut".
All Killer No Filler!
Composer/coonductor Carlos Franzetti's musical range seems to know no limits. Symphonic and chamber works, big band, Latin jazz and film scores have all been the focus of his vast talent. Music lovers are bound to know Franzetti's work since this artist has been a major force in the classical music field over the last 20 years. Born in Buenos Aires , Argentina , a young and ambitious Carlos Franzetti, moves to New York in 1974 to pursue a musical career. Soon after his arrival he puts together a group, which he calls The Prime Element . In 1976 they record an album entitled ' Alborada '.This unique session is a musical journey that immediately represents all aspects of Franzetti's talent as an arranger, composer and musician. Seeking his own style, developing his versatility and translating it into a intelligent deep mix of fusion, spiritual-modal jazz and soul. The result is this rare beautiful gem. Franzetti is a complete jazz artist and an innovator. He created a mature masterpiece at such young age, and after thirty years it can be labeled as timeless.

18 comments:

bacoso said...

vinyl rip @320:
http://rapidshare.com/files/206504059/Alborada.rar

Renato said...

thanks a lot!

Simon666 said...

Missed it first time round, was creaming myself over one track at Killer Groove, and here it is. Had no idea it was Franzetti. What a perfect record, those string arrangements are wild. Thanks so much Bacoso!

halOhal said...

I really wanted to try this.

thank you all the time.

bluenote124 said...

Another good un. Just about to set off to Killer Jim's "Out to Lunch" heavy jazz dance session in Nottingham, all the old school heads are there inc, Rocky and Perry etc and this has really put me in the mood. Nice one Bacoso. P.s you should try and get there some time(if you dont go already that is!.)

johnv said...

Thanks for resurrecting this one Bacoso. I missed out on the early days of your blog and am happy to catch up with this!

Solomon said...

Thank you.

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

I bought vinyl some months ago.
I like it!

Now I have files for my car cd player.
thank you

AvantGrape said...

Wow, this one is really special in my book. Beautiful music. Thank you so much.

winton tostello said...

really thanks! been cravin' it!

Miles said...

cheers. happy to have a second chance to hear this again!

fritz the cat said...

thanks

ewalk04 said...

thanx

Guillermo said...

Thank you very much. This is a pretty rare album. Does anybody have "Aga taura Confab - El Convidado"? is an album with Argentine players and guest Enrico Rava

alex said...

great rare drop bacoso-thankyou!

Andy said...

Thanks,looking forward to hearing it

thoth said...

this album has one of the most interesting lineups i have seen. i only know marvin blackman, for instance, from some pretty heavy rashied ali led albums. thank you for sharing.

makuma said...

3.5 years later I get to hear this one! Again thank you!!