Nicola Conte ‎– Other Directions

Blue Note ‎– 4738192
CD, Album, Copy Protected, Digi


1 Sea And Sand 3:58
2 Wanin Moon 4:54
3 Nefertiti 6:19
4 Impulso 4:30
5 A Time For Spring 3:55
6 Kind Of Sunshine 5:40
7 Aphrodite's Dream 4:32
8 Several Shades Of Dawn 3:36
9 The Dharma Bums 4:50
10 All Gone 4:09
11 Other Directions 5:53
12 The In-Between 4:03
13 Le Départ 4:05

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed ByEMI
  • Distributed ByEMI



All sessions recorded at Sorriso Sound - Bari in Italy, February 2003 - Januari 2004.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24347 38192 8
  • Matrix / Runout: MEDIAMOTION 4738192 @ 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L047
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI AAH22
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI AAH19
  • Label Code: LC 0542

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SCCD 386 Nicola Conte Other Directions(2xCD, Album, RE) Schema SCCD 386 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
07243-473819 2-8 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Promo) Capitol Records 07243-473819 2-8 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
TOCP-67508 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Blue Note TOCP-67508 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
4738192 Nicola Conte Other Directions - Volume 1(LP, Album) Blue Note 4738192 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
4738192 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Unofficial) Blue Note (2) 4738192 Unknown Sell This Version


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April 7, 2015

More mature than his previous outings, on the whole this is more straight ahead jazz, fairly enjoyable, the title track is my favourite.


September 22, 2008

Nicola Conte moves from his electronic-jazz hybrid to a more full-on jazz album with _Other Directions_. The summery vibe still remains, but Conte eschews the exotic locales of _Bossa Per Due_ for a more straightforward groove (though the Brazilian vibe lives on "Sea and Sand". "Wanin'Moon," for example, has a classic structure, replete with sailing vocals, while "Impulso" surges forward with a quick step rhythm. "Kind of Sunshine" brings in the house kick-drum, it's only appearance on an otherwise sedate album. If anything, Nicola Conte and Koop have the same aesthetic: keep it mellow, keep it pleasant, keep it sensuous. And that's always a step in the right direction. "Aphrodite’s Dream" soothes like a Swedish massage, while "The Dharma Bums" feels like a summer drive along the Italian coastline. The title track takes its own journey on the double bass and sax. But it’s Conte’s cover of Krzysztof Komeda’s "Le Depart" that really travels the distance, stretching, as it does, from Poland to France. Any direction is a good one to take with this album.