Gruppo Afro Mediterraneo

1972 Blues Jazz Session (BS035LP)

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1972 Blues Jazz Session

Gruppo Afro Mediterraneo

Black Sweat


LPS 163590




LP 16,51 €

Unreleased recordings of the future members of Aktuala and I.P. Son Group. The history takes us back in the alternative Milan of the early 70’s, to the flavour of the first jam-blues of that era when musicians from different parts of the world (India, Africa or South-America), of disparate background and culture were used to gather to experiment just with an authentic sense of stay together. In these four tracks seem to retrace the path of that spirit with which great pioneers such as John Mayall and Alexis Corner ferried from overseas the essence of the Afro-American music masters. Here, the devotion to the blues roots remains strong but leaks in the compositions an aerial and wandering component that is coloured as if by magic of exotic and spiritual accents. Hypnotic patterns of guitars flowing almost like raga-grooves slowed, free-jazz horns blowing winds of the ancient seas of the south, while voices and percussions span distant horizons now Latinos or Africans. Gruppo Afro Mediterraneo throws his eye on a cultural dimension more extensive and composite and therefore constitutes a fundamental historical document for a crucial period of Italian underground.


  • Marco Merilli - tenor sax, flute
  • Daniele Cavallanti - tenor sax
  • Walter Maioli - harmonica
  • Beppe Guastavigna - acoustic guitar
  • Marco Rossi - electric guitar
  • Tom Paxton, Ubaldo Scotti - bass
  • René Bon-Bon Mantegna - congas


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Afro Mediterraneo Blues ...... 18:23
  • SIDE B
  • B1 . Dondolando Sul 24 ....... 07:14
  • B2. La Piantagione Del Blue ...06:53
  • B3. Cap. Roland Kirk ......... 03:57