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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Arti and Mestieri - Giro di Valzer per Domani (1975)

My weakness for Italian progressive rock is showing again. Just found a copy of Giro di Valzer per Domani by Arti and Mestieri and just had to share it. Unlike a lot of other progressive groups their songs are on the shorter side, but are nevertheless well crafted.

The sextet Arti & Mestieri was formed in 1974 in Torino, Italy, by drummer Furio Chirico, following his departure from the Trip. Drawing membership from the cream of the local jazz rock scene, Arti & Mestieri frequently found themselves sharing a bill with Area, the long-running kings of that particular arena. However, their renown was such that they also opened for a number of visiting acts, most notably Gentle Giant. An intereswting tidbit considering that Gentle Giant is one of my favorites and I still remember a concert I attended in the 70s where Starcastle opened for them.

Track List:
  1. Valzer Per Domani
  2. Mirafiori
  3. Saper Sentire
  4. Nove Lune Prima
  5. Mescal
  6. Mescalero
  7. Nove Lune Dopo
  8. Dimensione Terra
  9. Aria Pesante
  10. Consapevolezza Parte 1a
  11. Sagra
  12. Consapevolezza Parte 2a
  13. Rinuncia
  14. Marilyn
  15. Terminal

 Download Links: Part 1, Part 2.
Other Recordings by Arti and Mestieri:

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