Pioneering Italian musician and producer Nicola Conte and esteemed trombonist Gianluca Petrella team up again on a new single “The Higher Love”, from the forthcoming album “People Need People”, due out later this year on Schema Records. The song features Raashan Ahmad and Carolina Bubbico, with Tommaso Cappellato and Magnus Lindgren.
Conte and Petrella have been working together on and off since 2001’s "New Standards". In addition to working together as musicians, the pair has fostered a close creative relationship, trading and discussing vintage gear and records in a bid to open each other up to as wide a range of influences as possible.
Watch below a video to Nicola Conte and Gianluca Petrella new song “The Higher Love”, a leading single from their forthcoming album “People Need People”:
"Through the poetry of Raashan and the music we seek to share a feelin 'of elevation and togetherness something that may forsee winds of change for humanity a feelin' flowing from a higher love" musicians described their message.
Conte, a classically trained musician, is an innovative jazz revivalist and part of what was termed "The Fez Collective", based in the Apulian city of Bari, and the Idizioni-Ishtar/Schema Records, a record label known for promoting a distinctly Italian approach to acid jazz as well as jazz music as a whole.
Listen below to Nicola Conte and Gianluca Petrella new song “The Higher Love”, a leading single from their forthcoming album “People Need People”:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
RZA - Be Like Water
Leon Bridges, Terrace Martin - Sweeter
Jorja Smith - Rose Rouge
Angel Bat Dawid - Transition East
Nicola Conte, Gianluca Petrella, Raashan Ahmad - The Higher Love
Maxwell Owin, Phoebs - Come With the Ragga
Graham Costello's Strata - Lyra
Prince Fatty, Shniece McMenamin, Horseman - Take Me as I Am
The Brand New Heavies, Candy Dulfer - Candy Town
Cory Henry, The Funk Apostles - Rise
New Cool Collective - One More Time - Redux
Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids - Theme for Cecil
J-Felix, Sol Goodman - Be Thankful for What You Got
Bryony Jarman-Pinto - Day Dream - Fish Factory Session
Gerald Clayton - Rejuvenation Agenda - Live
Cochemea - Chito's Song
El Michels Affair, Bobby Oroza - Reasons
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - The Healer
Feiertag, James Alexander Bright - It's Alright
Rejoicer - Choco & Bun