The Covalent Bond

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Creazioni Artistiche Musicali

C.A.M. Records is an Italian record label that made their name in film soundtracks. In 2000 they launched C.A.M Jazz, which is a treasure trove of jazz treats. C.A.M. Jazz specializes in soundtracks, original compositions, and vintage recordings by jazz legends. The stable of artists that are in their catalogue is quite impressive: John Abercombrie, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Phil Woods, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano, Martial Solal, and others. Many of these artists are not listed below as they are sideman on many recordings. The very heart of their catologue is comprised of Italian jazz artists who are not well known in the US, but their talent is exceptional. This includes artists like the awesome trumpet and flugelhorn player Enrico Rava, drummer Roberto Gatto, bassist Giovanni Tommaso, and pianists Enrico Pieranunzi and Salvatore Bonafede. Often many of these artist will collaborate on each others projects making for some great music. Click here to listen.

1. Nature Boy - Enrico Rava
2. Fantasy - John Taylor
3. Seven Steps To Heaven - Antonio Farao and Bob Berg
4. Fordor - Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor
5. Frida - Salvatore Bonafede
6. Secret Nights - Enrico Pieranunzi with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian
7. Oh Benigni - Giovanni Tommaso Quintet
8. Tristies - Luis Bacalov Quartet
9. Impressive Rome - Lee Konitz and Martial Solal Quartet
10. Chelsea Bridge - Art Farmer and Phil Woods
11. La Luna - Aires Tango
12. More (Instrumental Version) - Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland Big Band
13. The Swinging Cats - Roberto Gatto
14. Gospello - Antonio Farao
15. Requiem (Take1) - Paolo Fresu
16. Visite - Michel Godard
17. Duologue 2 - Enrico Pieranunzi and Jim Hall
18. Jimlogue - Enrico Pieranunzi and Jim Hall
19. March Mist - Kenny Wheeler
20. La Dolce Vita - Enrico Pieranunzi with Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian
21. Il Postino - Tommaso-Rava Quartet


At 12:15 PM, Blogger J Shifty said...

Another superb scoop, Mister Bond. I hadn't encountered this label at all, and am enjoying this list quite a bit.


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