Maxophone, from Milan, formed in 1973 as a six-piece with an unusual assortment of instruments, due to their past experience as music students.
A band of great talents and musicianship, their only LP, released in 1975, came too late to compete with the most important Italian bands of the genre and went sadly unnoticed.
Maxophone, released on the Produttori Associati label (along with Duello Madre one of the few ventures in rock records by this label) is a marvellous album, full of dreamy atmospheres and complex horn arrangements, with good vocal parts in a Genesis style. The opening C'è un paese al mondo was even released as a single at the time, but they didn't reach the success they'd deserve with a better production and a good label promotion.
An English-sung version was also released to launch the group abroad, but this was an unsuccessful choice, and the Italian version is usually considered better.
The band disbanded after a final single in 1977.
Sax and flute player Leonardo Schiavone had a short collaboration with Stormy Six at the end of the 70's.


Maxophone Discography Tracks


Maxophone - Maxophone album art Maxophone Maxophone (Album) Produttori Associati US 1975 Sell This Version
Maxophone - From Cocoon To Butterfly album art Maxophone From Cocoon To Butterfly Vinyl Magic Italy 2005 Sell This Version
ARS IMM/1023 Maxophone - Live In Tokyo album art Maxophone Live In Tokyo(CD, Album) Immaginifica ARS IMM/1023 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
Maxophone - La Fabbrica Delle Nuvole album art Maxophone La Fabbrica Delle Nuvole (Album) AMS Records (6) Italy 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PA-NP 3244 Maxophone - C'è Un Paese Al Mondo album art Maxophone C'è Un Paese Al Mondo(7", Single) Produttori Associati PA-NP 3244 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
PA/NP 3267 Maxophone - Il Fischio Del Vapore album art Maxophone Il Fischio Del Vapore(7") Produttori Associati PA/NP 3267 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
AMS EP 131 Maxophone - L'Isola album art Maxophone L'Isola(10", EP) AMS Records (6) AMS EP 131 Italy 2017 Sell This Version