Our rare groove/cult loving French pals at Vadim Music have unloaded few new reissues from their deep vaults.
First is Yugoslavian composter Janko Nilovic, whose 1972 big band popsike achievement, Rhythmes Contemporains, features the talents of 45 musicians. Nilovic and his impressive roster of players, including drummer André Ceccarelli, percussionist Jean Schultheis and lead violinist Catherine Laura, swing through a revolving door of swanky lounge jazz, rich baroque, symphonic pop, library music, and strains of psychedelia that Axelrod fans could get behind and into. It’s a challenging, diverse set of complex rhythms that weave through glorious aural fields of elegance and grandeur.
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Next up is legendary film composer Ennio Morricone’s score to filmmaker Henri Verneuil’s Le Clan des Siciliens, which is lighter and brighter than some of his dirtier desperado ditties. Though moments of dark disparity occasionally come over the horizon, like on “Mostra Dei Gioielli,” it’s generally a much softer focus. Morricone is a master of his craft, evoking a myriad of emotions through his instrument works that no doubt reflect in the hearts of the directors who give him a painted picture to work with.
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