Bobby Hughes Combination ‎– Kerma Elastica (Nicola Conte Version)

Stereo Deluxe ‎– SD 104
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Kerma Elastica (Nicola Conte Version)
Double Bass – Pietro CiancagliniEngineer – Tommy CavalieriPiano – Lorenzo Tucci, Pietro Lusso*Remix – Nicola ConteTenor Saxophone – Gaetano Partipilo
B Bobby's Second Warning
Producer, Programmed By, Arranged By – Espen Horne


The A-side's Nicola Conte Version contains a sample of The Anita Kerr Singers version of "Eli's Comin'" [from "Something In The Way She Moves Me" (7", 1971), "Grow To Know Me" (album, 1971), & "We've Got A Groovy Thing Goin'" (album, 1971)], originally written and performed by Laura Nyro.


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October 25, 2005
edited over 8 years ago
To say Nicola Conte kills it on his version on this release is probably a timid representation of praise for the king of 1960's bossa reinventionism.

He turns what is already a beautiful song-based track on the original, into an almost instrumental —some beautiful touches of vocal remain— thing of absolute classical proportion.

A word of praise must be made to both Pietro Ciancaglini on Double Bass & Gaetano Partipilo on Tenor Sax (in parts Gaetano's playing reminds me instantly of Bobby Wellins Tenor Sax on Stan Tracey's classic "Starless And Bible Black" with it's long vibrato phrases).
But even more fundamentally though, the exceptional standard of Piano playing by both Pietro Lusso & Lorenzo Tucci during the breakdown is MINDBLOWINGLY soulful, words cannot express the emotion contained within.

I urge you to pick this 2000 only(?) 7" up where ever you find it, as you won't be disapointed in the least, and any Nicola Conte fan worth his salt is definately not complete without it... . . .


April 16, 2003

If you like this then buy the 12" also, both are sooo good! Latin, Jazz, complex beats, lovely, lovely female vocal, laid-back music for a hot summers day in the garden with a good book and cold limonade or for Saturday evening when you alone prepare dinner for friends arriving later (remember a glass of good vine!). Enjoy :)