Nicola Conte, world-known and well honored producer of finest Jazz albums, guitarist, band leader and style avant-gardist has recently released two new projects on German famous label MPS Records:
His 8th studio album (Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy – Let your light shine on) is out since May 2018, recorded in September 2017 in Bari together with his allstar band feat. Gianluca Petrella (trombone), Magnus Lindgren (sax), Logan Richardson (sax),Teppo Mäkynen (drums), Pietro Lusso (piano), Luca Alemanno (bass) and Bridgette Amofah on vocals – and it wouldn’t had been Nicola Conte if he wouldn´t have any surprises for the new album: Nicola toured in South Africa in November and recorded 2 tracks with South African jazz musicians including the young talented singer Zoe Modiga. Nicola also presents a couple of other new talents on his album.
In autumn 2018 his fantastic compilation for MPS called Cosmic Forest- the spiritual sounds of MPS joined the market and received fantastic reviews. Nicola is presenting a great voyage throughout the universe of MPS, which became so famous already back in the 1960s and 70s with several modal jazz albums, now selected by Nicola in a very special mix of spiritual highlights.
Already in September 2017 his collaboration with Gianluca Petrella came out on Schema Records, Italy. Their first EP called Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella – African Spirits / New World Shuffle wasfollowed 2018 by Sun Song / Nigeria – connecting Detroit Nu-Disco and Afro Spiritual Funk. Nicola is currently working on new tracks together with his musical friends Gianluca and Bridgette Amofah.
He is also active as a DJ and is presenting his set called COSMIC ECHOES – Cosmic Afro & Jazz & contemporary sounds. The new set from Nicola Conte is a warm groovy stylish jourrney through afro american and african impressions, from 70’s soul& rare funk to afro spiritual jazz to contemporary up to date deep house, nu disco ….
From vinyls only !!