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Venegoni & Co

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3.41 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Coesione
2. Danza della Mutazione Perenne
3. LibertÓ Definitiva
4. Memoria
5. Ubud
6. Positivo e ...
7. Coda Tronca
8. LibertÓ Provvisoria
9. Cuica
10. Morti di Ideologia

Line-up / Musicians

- Luigi "Gigi" Venegoni / guitars, bass, percussions, steel drums, timbales and vocals
- Max Aimone / drums
- Pietro Pinelli / percussions, timbales, congas and vibraphone
- Ciro Buttari / drums, santuri, percussions, sitar, piano, congas and vocals
- Luca Francesconi / electric piano
- Ludovico Einaudi / electric piano and clavinet
- Claudio Pascoli / soprano sax
- Maurizio Gianotti / tenor sax
- Roberto Possanzini / bass
- Claudio Montabia / flutes
- Francesco Revelli / flutes
- Arturo Romano / arp2600
- Gualtiero Gatto / vocals

Releases information

Cramps (CRSLP 5503) 1977
Cramps (5205 503) 1978

Cramps (CRSCD 024)
Electromantic (TJRS 1963)

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VENEGONI & CO Rumore Rosso ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (45%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
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Review by apps79
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3 stars A project started in 1977 in Turin by Arti E Mestieri guitarist Luigi Venegoni.As stated from the name, this was more of a collaboration between Venegoni and several guest members than a regular band.The first album came out in 1977 under the title ''Rumore Rosso'' on Cramps label.It features no less than 12 guest appearances, among them saxes are handled by ex-Procession Maurizio Gianotti and ex-Pangea Claudio Pascoli.

''Rumore rosso'' moves a bit away from the fiery Prog/Fusion of Arti E Mestieri to be grounded in more Ethnic/Jazz-Rock fields, always with Venegoni's guitar performance in evidence.There is a handful of interplays to be discovered in here, the electric piano and clavinet play a dominant role, the jazzy rhythm section is of first class and the arrangements are free to move from structured themes to more loose solos with some interesting sax parts.While most of the length is dedicated to a style close to Jazz/Fusion with a rockin' attitude, there are also a few pieces with an evident folky vibe.Venegoni leaves his electric guitar to dominate the scene with his acoustic offerings and he is supported by a section with strong work on percussion, sitar, flutes and vibraphones in cuts with a heavy ethnic feeling and obvious Middle-Eastern tendencies.The album is largely instrumental but at moments there are vocal appearances in a wordless, almost Zeuhlish motive, making the sound even more personal and obscure.

Fans of the jazzy side of Progressive Rock and of course all Jazz/Fusion buffs are sure to love this album, which has been already reissued in CD by Electromantic Music.Warmly recommended.

Latest members reviews

4 stars This band is Luigi "Gigi" Venegoni, ex guitarist of Arti E Mestieri, new band after leaving that band. This album is the Venegoni & Co debut album. There is an interview somewhere else in PA with Luigi. That made me purchase their albums, but I have not had the time to come around to them before ... (read more)

Report this review (#622479) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Sunday, January 29, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A superb album for this Italian Band. Instrumental work with some magic parts with some nice percussion when drums are not necessary for high quality music parts. A bit of Jazz fusion but some folk influencies and very spacey parts. The rare vocals parts complete the music context. Another gr ... (read more)

Report this review (#260543) | Posted by JoŃo Paulo | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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