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Nicola Conte - Cosmic Forest - The Spiritual Sounds Of MPS download album

  • Performer: Nicola Conte
  • Title: Cosmic Forest - The Spiritual Sounds Of MPS
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: Germany
  • Released: 2018
  • Style: Avant-garde Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Soul-Jazz
  • MP3 album: 1717 mb
  • FLAC album: 1285 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Nicola Conte - Cosmic Forest - The Spiritual Sounds Of MPS download album

Cosmic Forest - The Spiritual Sounds Of MPS ‎(2xLP, Comp).

For instance, Cosmic Forest curated by Nicola Conte. Cosmic Forest is a compilation that highlights some of the most compelling spiritual jazz recordings from 1965 to 1975. Conte, a world-renowned Italian musician and producer, as well as a passionate DJ and record collector, is a connoisseur of European jazz with an astounding ability to dig a little deeper when it comes to arranging such a compilation. To explain how the Spiritual Sounds from the Black Forest came into existence we need to first take a trip back to the year 1965 and the release of John Coltrane’s legendary LP A Love Supreme. With his masterpiece Milestones on the 1958 album of the same name, Miles Davis had already begun the exploration of modes as a distinct musical concept. He continued a year later with his groundbreaking album Kind of Blue.

The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass.

The result is Cosmic Forest, an eye-opening set of largely obscure and little known tracks originally recorded between 1965 and 75. There is much straight-up spiritual jazz to enjoy (Nathan Davis’ Evolution being a prime example), but it’s the cuts that draw on a wider palette of influences that really stand ou.

Cosmic Forest can take you as deeply in or as far as you wish to go. Take a sunny stroll through "A Day in Vienna," for example, through its all-star date with saxophonist Dexter Gordon and trombonist Slide Hampton joining trumpeter Dizzy Reece in front of the intense rhythmic force of Kenny Drew (piano), Art Taylor (drums) and Niels Pederson (bass). The Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet's "Never Let It End" consolidates melodies that trombonist Mangelsdorff picked up while touring throughout India, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, but on saxophone and trombone. After that, Conte sets the controls of Cosmic Forest straight for the heart of the sun. A dense, vibrant live recording of "Timbales Calientes" by The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass maintains a furious pace, with brass and woodwinds quickly jumping in and out of each other's riffs before the titular "hot timbales" jump into the fray.

Nicola Conte - Cosmic Forest (The Spiritual Sounds of MPS), 2018. The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass. Maiden Voyage, 04:43. Unfortunately, the station stopped broadcasting. Perhaps, this is a temporary station problem. You can leave your e-mail and we will let you know when the broadcast of the station will be online again: Or listen to the other country dec name stations.


A1 The Third Wave Maiden Voyage 4:43
A2 Nathan Davis Evolution 7:13
A3 Dexter Gordon And Slide Hampton A Day In Vienna 7:49
B1 Motihar Trio*, Schweizer Trio*, Schoof*, Wilen* Yaad 5:17
B2 George Gruntz Djerbi 3:39
B3 The Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet Never Let It End 9:50
C1 Smoke Shelda 5:26
C2 Michael Naura Quartet Soledad De Murcia 5:57
C3 The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass* Timbales Calientes 7:11
D1 El Babaku El Babaku 8:33
D2 Hannibal* And The Sunrise Orchestra Revelation 7:35
D3 Tony Scott And The Indonesian Allstars Burungkaka Tua 5:18
D4 Dave Pike Set* Raga Jeeva Swara 2:50

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MPS Records
  • Copyright (c) – MPS Records


  • Design – Stefan Kassel
  • Liner Notes – Ekkehart Fleischhammer
  • Presenter, Compiled By – Nicola Conte


Full Title: Nicola Conte Presents Cosmic Forest - The Spiritual Sounds Of MPS

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4029759122692
  • Label Code: 01666

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
0212256MS1 Various Nicola Conte Presents Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sound Of MPS ‎(CD, Comp) MPS Records 0212256MS1 Germany 2018

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