Thursday, 7 January 2010

Nicola Conte -Jet Sounds -2000 (Brilliant modern retro sounding lively lounge jazz)

Funky grooves with chilled out beats..a must!, 11 Nov 2002 By "richissitt"

What can you say to something as mellow in it's style as it is funky in it's grooves? Nicola my son, you are a genious! From the bass rhythms, to the soaring vocals, to the chilled out grooves of the bass this album gets better and better everytime you listen to it. Each time being a whole new experience, something that makes you listen intently while your anticipation doesn't disapoint! Serious music for people of the fez. (Review from

Nicola Conte is an Italian DJ, producer and guitar player known for introducing an innovative style of acid jazz that incorporates bossa nova themes, melodies drawn from Italian film scores of the 1960s, easy listening themes, and ethnic Indian music Conte, a classically-trained musician, is mastermind of a collective of acid jazz revivalists, "The Fez Collective," based in the Italian town of Bari, and the Idizioni-Ishatr / Schema label, their record label for promoting their distinctly Italian approach to acid jazz Conte's first album was Jet Sounds of 2000. The single "Bossa Per Due" gained nternational recognition and was an underground hit. It was used almost mmediately for a prime-time commercial for Acura automobiles. The album was licensed for American distribution by Thievery Corporation's Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) label in the summer of 2001 as Bossa Per Due, and was a slightly reconfigured version of the Italian Jet Sounds album. This was followed by the Jet Sounds Revisited remix album in late 2002. Two years later, Blue Note's French subsidiary released Conte's next album Other Directions. In . In November 2008, Conte released his latest album, Rituals. In November of 2009, Nicola released "The Modern Sound of Nicola Conte", versions in jazz- dub, on Schema records. Unlike his 2002 remix album which featured artists argely reworking his songs, this two disc set had Nicola releasing original titles and featured some of his jazz styled remixes of other people's works Conte also produced albums by other artists such as Rosalia De Souza and Paolo Achenza Trio.



Jet Sounds (2000) Schema Records
Bossa per Due ( 2001) ESL Records
Other Directions ( 2004) Blue Note Records
Rituals ( 2008)
The Modern Sound of Nicola Conte ( 2009) Schema Records


Viagem (2008) ( Far Out Recordings)
Viagem 2 (2009) ( Far Out Recordings)

(Info from Wikipedia)

Track Listings

1 Arabesque
2 Bossa Per Due
3 Dossier Omega
4 Il Cerchio Rosso
5 Fuoco Fatuo
6 Forma 2000
7 Missione A Bombay
8 Jazz Pour Dadine
9 In Samba
10 La Coda Del Diavolo
11 Mambo De Los Dandies
12 Jet Sounds
13 Trappola Mortale

coooler than a Frigidaire!


cpop said...

Hello from France.
Thanks for this disc that i know next to nothing, so like you said now I try something new today.


psychelatte said...

hope you liked it a bit!! there's always room for a bit of a lounge, eh? Coffee, anyone??

Anonymous said...

This is actually Bossa Per Due, not jet sounds.

psychelatte said...

Oh, really? Oh sh*t!