Preghiera Di Sasso - "Preghiera Di Sasso" {Italy} [1975] (Prog Jazz Rock)

Reissued in 1996, it says: "The Long awaited reissue of the rarest Italian progressive record of the 70's ; 20 copies pressed for friends 23 years ago! i was lucky to trace the band and they gave me a tape with unreleased tracks, added here as a bonus. Musically close to bands such as Arti E mestieri , Duello Madre but less jazz and far better!" (mellow rec.)

Preghiera Di Sasso / Diapason

Praxis 5:13
Esperimento 4:18
Evoluzione 6:05
Atmosfera 5:25
Il Suono Del Silenzio 4:41
L'Invidia 7:02
La Macchina Del Tempo 3:41
La Paura 2:47
Esperimento 2:22
Frammenti 2:36

Riccardo Tosi - guitar
Leonardo Epifani - electric piano
Luigi Gialluca - sax
Paolo Previtali - bass, drums
Tommaso Perlino - drums, percussion
Emilio Di Pasquale - guitar
Ubaldo Di Gregorio - sax, clarinet
Salvino Epifani - bass

you can find some more information in italian language here




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  2. These bands from Pescara (Abruzzo, central Italy) are always mentioned together because they were featured on the same album and had in common some of the musicians involved, both were very active in their local area.

    Diapason played together since the late 60's, initially basing their music on foreign artists' covers (among these Zappa and Emerson Lake & Palmer), then gradually expanding towards a more creative style that gave space to improvised parts. They were the first group in Abruzzo to play single band concerts (rather than in festivals as it was common practice at the time), and also began using theatrical contents in their live acts around 1974.
    The band played at 1976 Pescara Jazz Festival and split in 1977.

    Two of Diapason members, pianist Leonardo Epifani and drummer Paolo Previtali (here on bass guitar) also collaborated with Preghiera di Sasso, that despite being less known, had the chance of playing some important open-air festivals (Nettuno and Villa Pamphili).

    Both bands played a Nucleus/Soft Machine/Perigeo styled instrumental jazz-rock not particularly original, with the album including eight tracks, four a side for each group.

    Some Diapason concerts were recorded for a proposed live album, but this was never released.

  3. I must admit you're quite right.This
    record is not outstanding but musicianship is above average and
    my ears find it nice.Moreover I've
    kept listening to bands such as Nova,
    Arti e Mestieri or Perigeo...It's a
    good apetiser before Modry Efekt or
    Mahavishnu Orchestra.Thanks Prog not

  4. Sorry but the text of post 2 is coming from www.italian.prog and there is a full version of this site in ... English. Try it. (Sorry I forget to mention my sources).

    Again another question, I have some rare Italian gems, how can I upload them - I am new to blogs :-)

    Jeff BAY