Wednesday 13 September 2017
Napoli Centrale - Napoli Centrale (1975)
The debut album from this Italian band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, flutes, saxophone, drums, bass and some Italian vocals.
Napoli Centrale released six albums before they were disbanded. They were often mentioned in the same breath as Area.
It is indeed jazz/fusion we have the pleasure to listen to on this forty-five minutes long album. But the album starts out as an Osibisa album. And the vocals parts on this album reminds me a lot about Osibisa indeed.
The jazz/fusion parts here is full of keyboards and saxophone. There are also some flutes here with pulsating bass and drums.
The jazz/fusion reminds me about a mix of National Health and Soft Machine with some Weather Report influences too. The sparse vocals parts is pretty eclectic with some weird vocals.
The music is good throughout. This album has an eclectic feel which would appeal to everyone into Italian music. Indeed; Italian progressive rock. Check it out.