Jumbo - Jumbo (1972 italian hard bluesy progressive rock, 2004 JP Remastered Mini-LP Edition - FLAC)

Saudações amantes de boa música, dessa vez eu trago para vocês um album de uma banda italiana, que foge um pouco do "tradicional" rock progressivo (sinfônico) italiano, e embora não se possa dizer também que não é um album de rock progressivo, podemos classificá-lo como um progressivo hard blues rock!

Embora a grande maioria endeuse o segundo album dessa banda (DNA), como sendo o seu ponto máximo na carreira, eu não poderia fugir a minha preferência musical, e considero esse seu debut o seu melhor album. E independente de gostos e estilos, o que importa é que a banda Jumbo foi um importante representante do rock italiano feito nos anos 70s, e indubitavelmente não teve o merecido reconhecimento que merecia ter!

Desfrutem esse excelente progressivo hard bluesy rock álbum!

Track list:
01. Gogi Saro' La' (05':22")
02. E Se Dopo Tu Mi Amassi (04':31")
03. Lei Non Conta Niente (03':32")
04. Che Senso Ha (05':22")
05. Dio E' (05':00")
06. Amore Sono Qua (04':50")
07. La Strada Che Porta Al Fiume (03':22")
08. Artista (03':48")
09. Ho Visto Piangere (01':51")

*Alvaro Fella - vocals, guitar
*Daniele Bianchini - guitars
*Dario Guidotti - flute, harmonica, guitars
*Sergio Conte - keyboards, vocals
*Aldo Gargano - bass, mellotron
*Vito Balzano - drums, vocals

Jumbo - Lei Non Conta Niente:

JUMBO were formed in Milan at the end of 1969 around singer-songwriter Alvaro "Jumbo" FELLA (his nickname then became the name of the group).

The band delivered complex Bluesy prog in a very non-traditional Italian style. They have created its own sound ... an alternation of melody and hard rock, with strong themes (sex, drugs and prostitution. They were also influenced by Ian ANDERSON and JETHRO TULL.

For those who like a their prog a little on the Bluesy side then Jumbo will be just the treat you have been needing. Jumbo delivers complex classic Bluesy prog in a very non-traditional Italian style.

This release is in my opinion the best jumbo output although I love their earlier albums too.... Vietato offers great guitar work, lots of keyboards (Including a mellotron), nice and complex drumming with loads of acoustic guitar.

Vocals are raw and a little harsh until you get used to them....Alvaro Fella (Jumbo) has a very rough voice not unlike Joe Cocker in many ways (I only mention this as it may turn some of you softies out there off!).

Vietato moves in and out of many great mood swings and has a more progressive rock fit than their earlier work. This is one of those albums that after repeated listens get you quite warmed-up-to as you begin appreciating its brilliance.

This album also carfully injects Acid sax solo which seems to work to perfection with the guitar ripping solos'. A very important band that would have deserved much more success than they really had at the time.


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  2. Jumbo is the name of an Avanzada Regia Alternative rock band from Monterrey, Mexico.
    They were founded in May 1997 with the following lineup:
    Alejandro Clemente Castillo Guerra, known simply as "Castillo"; (vocals and guitar)
    Jorge Tamez Chapa, aka "Flip Fantastic", "Fruit", or "Flipi"; (guitar)
    Carlos Alfredo Castro Aradillas, aka "Charly Pornet"; (bass guitar)
    Eduardo David González Peláez., aka "Edy" or "Eddie"; (keyboard
    Enrique Damién González Peláez, aka "Bugs Wako"; (drums)


    In the early 90's, before the creation of Jumbo, Castillo, Charly, Eddie, Chuy Guerra, Javier Othón and René Garza formed a band called "Blueswagen" which played mainly covers of bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., U2, The Police, Lenny Kravitz, Stone Temple Pilots and Red Hot Chili Peppers. They started gaining more fans and an increasing popularity, which led to playing bars and clubs and recording many demos. BMG obtained one of the demos and started looking for them. Later the band signed with them.
    In 1996, Flip joined the band and in 1997 Bugs, Eddie's brother, returned from Quintana Roo, Mexico and also joined the band. They changed the band's name to "Jumbo", after an Asian baby boy named Jumbo Jin Li who weighed at the time approximately 50 kg.
    In 1997 and 1998, they recorded their first album, "Restaurant", which included the singles "Monotransistor", "Siento que...", "Aquí" and "Fotografía", songs which were well received by the public. They recorde the song "Lo dudo" for the album "Volcán: Tributo a José José", a tribute to José José, a legend in Mexico.
    In May 2005, brothers Eddie and Bugs Wako left the band. Bugs moved with his wife to Los Angeles, while Eduardo left the band so he could pursue different musical projects.


    Restaurant (1999)[1]
    "Siento Que..."
    "Desde Que Nací"
    "Alienados Para Siempre"
    "Tu Me Vas"
    "Siempre En Domingo"

    D.D. y Ponle Play (2001)
    "D.D. Y Ponle Play (Intro)"
    "Cámara Lenta"
    "Happy High"
    "Cada Vez Que Me Voy"
    "Far Out"
    "D.D. Y Ponle Play (Outro)"

    Teleparque (2003)
    "Un Poco Más"
    "Bajo control"
    "En Repetición"
    "15 Horas"
    "Se Derrumba"
    "Instrumental #2"
    "No Extraño Nada"
    "Black Party"

    Gran Panorámico (2005)
    "Caminando Hacia Atrás"
    "Hasta que el Sol se Apague"
    "Enseñame a Olvidar (Intocable)"
    "Siento Que"
    "Cámara Lenta"
    "En Repetición"
    "Cada Vez Que Me Voy"
    "No Extraño Nada"
    "Bajo Control"
    "Desde Que Nací"
    "Lo Dudo (En Vivo)"
    "Super Actriz (en vivo)"

    Superficie (2007)
    Un Millón De Vueltas
    Fuerza De La Gravedad
    Nos Vamos A Encontrar
    Y Por Ahora
    Una Parte De Tí
    No Me Hagas Caso
    Cuántas Veces Me Dices Que No
    Aquí No Pasa Nada
    Se Hace Tarde
    Uno De Estos Días
    Una Isla Y El Mar

  3. The fine folks at Philips have done a great job in restoring and rejuvenating this classic Italian prog gem to CD which offers quite amazingly great sound..... This Japanese CD sounds even better, wonderful showing the full depth of sound, my ears are satisfied ..... Thanks to Nelson! for this luxury listening

  4. oldfuzzface says "this sounds interesting..thanks for sharing"

  5. Maravilha,apesar do DNA ser o mais conhecido,este tb é um grande album.


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