FILE UNDER: RE-ISSUE JAZZ ROCK FUNK BARCODE 882119004724
EMPHASIS - EMPHASIS label SONORAMA (SONOC-047)

 

TRACKLIST


01 "Rainmaker"
02 "Mackintosh"
03 "Very Lights"
04 "Too High"
05 "Rocking Bird"
06 "Vera Cruz"
07 "Dr.Bonnie - Mr.Clyde"
08 "Bad Omen"
09 "Feel Like Making Love"
10 "Gargantua"
11 "Pleasant Landscape"
12 "Leave Me Alone"

"Emphasis" was a Swiss fusion project featuring Pierre Cavalli (guitar, bass), Renato Anselmi (piano, synthesizer), Fernando Vicencio (flute, sax), drummer Nick Liebman and Curt Treier on percussion. Their only selftitled album from 1974 saw two original releases on the Swiss Pick label and in the UK on Jaycee and is darn tough to find: 12 tracks in all offer masterfully played European Jazz Rock, a combination of electronic Fusion and latinesque conga percussion.

The sessions were conducted by Pick label owner Jane Peterer and his excellent sound engineer Jürg Peterhans.
There are many changes of dynamics and rhythm, but yet there's still enough space for improvisational parts. The album is a true breakbeat galore for piano samples: Anselmi's runs on fender rhodes and electric keyboard exchange nicely with Cavalli's e-guitar over funky basslines - throughout the entire album it's obvious to hear that the guys had real fun and enjoyed themselves in the studio. In fact the musical talents of Cavalli, Anselmi and Vicencio were established and recognized facts at the time of production. And it is the method of recording that puts the entire sound in higher registers.

Emphasis:
Pierre Cavalli - Bass/ Guitar, Renato Anselmi - Piano/ Synthesizer
Fernando Vicencio - Flute/ Saxophone, Nick Liebmann - Drums, Curt Treier - Percussion

Recorded 1975, studio unknown,
Sound Engineer: Jürg Peterhans, A Jane Peterer Production for Pick Records/ Switzerland