Napoli Centrale were formed in Naples in 1974 on the initiative of James Senese (sax, vocals) and Franco Del Prete (drums) after their experience in another band called the Showmen 2. They joined forces with American keyboardist Mark Harris and British bassist Tony Walmsley and in 1975 released an eponymous debut album blending in an original way Mediterranean roots and jazz rock.
The fusion between Afro-American music and Neapolitan folklore sounds so natural and authentic. Franco Del Prete committed lyrics in Neapolitan dialect add a touch of colour contributing to express what’s an almost a tribal rage. They perfectly fit the music composed by James Senese where you can find influences ranging from Miles Davis to Osanna.
Essential Italian prog release, that can probably be considered a masterpiece, one of the must-have in the “Neapolitan Power” scene that featured artists like Pino Daniele, Tullio De Piscopo and Enzo Avitabile among others.
180gr. green vinyl reissue with 24Bit/192kHz remastered audio from the original master tapes.