Enrico Intra / Funk Sessions In Milan / Dualismo Sound

The second 7” release on new Italian label, Dualismo Sound. The first – which quickly sold out its limited run – focussed on composer, arranger, vocalist, conductor and producer,  Paolo Zavallone. This one takes two tracks from Jazz pianist, Enrico Intra`s 1978 LP, Momento Intra. Tracks built around the drumming of Tullio De Piscopo, and Enrico`s improvised Fender Rhodes bass-lines.

The schizophrenic A-side, Insieme, is one minute spinning, opulently stringed, under a Studio 54 mirror ball, the next displaying flashes of near Flamenco acoustic dexterity. A bit like cutting between Michael Chapman`s Lescudjack, and Peter Nero`s Soul Ballet. Or Love Unlimited`s Theme. There are choirs of female harmony, and a strange electronic noise that swaps for Barry White`s velvet baritone. Electric Wah Wah and piano playing as Disco-desirable as Francis Lai`s Number One.

On the flip, Starbus, rides a chunkier bottom end, adds sighing divas, Rock riffs and a Salsoul percussion break, in a Arpadys-esque groove.

You can order a copy direct from Dualismo Sound here.

Enrico Intra Label

Reference Links

Paolo Zavallone & His Orchestra

Tullio De Piscopo 

Lescudjack

Barry White

Soul Ballet

Love Unlimited 

Francis Lai

Arpadys

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