giovedì 8 ottobre 2009

HORO Records by Aldo Sinesio

The HORO Records is one of the most prestigious italian jazz label, founded on 1972 by Aldo Sinesio.

First a filmmaker and later a great record producer, Sinesio has recorded artists as Sun Ra, Lester Bowie, Gil Evans, Max Roach, Archie Shepp and others top musician came to play in Italy during the ten-year spread from ’68 to ’78. He, realizing some of the greats jazz pages of those years, became a key figure in the international music movement, which in Italy played more than a secondary role.


The core of the HORO production was issued on three series:

The first is the HLL 101 “Jazz A Confronto” serie, the best for me, and a most largest of HORO.
In this serie, Sinesio puts to confrontation the italian jazz ways, recording the sounds of great masters like a Gianni Basso, Giorgio Gaslini, Renato Sellani, Giorgio Barigozzi, Oscar Valdambrini with that of the young lions, like a Mario Schiano, Enrico Rava, Massimo Urbani, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Enrico Pieranunzi.
In other recordings, of this same serie, he organized great encounter between the italians of jazz and the best americans jazzmen, like that one of Frank Rosolino and Gianni Basso & Enrico Pieranunzi, or that of Kenny Clarke with Santucci & Scoppa or still that between Johnny Griffin and Franco D’Andrea, Bruno Tommaso e Biriaco.

In the others two series, HZ and HDP, we find Gianni Morelenbaum Gualberto as assistant producer, and the HORO Records became the label of the new jazz vanguard, recording the searches of Don Pullen, George Adams, Dave Burrell, Stafford James, Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Ran Blake, Sam Rivers, Roy Haynes, David Murray, Karl Berger, Martial Solal, M.E.V., Byard Lancaster, Gunter Hampel, Burton Greene, Jeanne Lee, Freddie Hubbard and more, that document with extraordinary wealth of intuitions, the best pages of the jazz post-free of Seventy.



Detailed info:

1) HLL 101 “Jazz A Confronto” serie
35 records, released from 1973 to 1976
Recorded in Rome from 1972 to 1976 (except few date)
All records are a single sleeves cover, with four different artwork, changed across the years.
Also the artwork of labels changed consequently, except for the first and second blocks.


ARTWORK DETAILS

· Volumes from 1 to 5 :


The artwork is composed by a black drawing on a red background, by Angelo Canevari, with a vertical white band on right with the name of the artist.
The label of volumes from 1 to 5 is red.
First issue of volume 1 has the band on right of a dark brown colour, then it was re-released with a white band.
Selected titles were re-released with the artwork of the subsequent volumes.




· Volumes from 6 to 12 :


The artwork is composed by the same black drawing on a red background, by Angelo Canevari, with vertical red bands placed side by side, disposed on a white background.
The label of volumes from 6 to 12 is red.
Selected titles were re-released with the same sleeve artwork, but with a white label with a red stripe on center disposed horizontally (like 3 serie)



· Volumes from 13 to 24 :



The artwork is composed by a black picture of the artist placed on a horizontal bands background of different colours.
The label of volumes from 13 to 24 is white with a red stripe on center disposed horizontally.
Selected titles were re-released with the artwork and the labels of the subsequent volumes, but also with the white-red labels.



· Volumes from 25 to 35 :


The artwork is composed by a brown painting, by Sandro Lodolo, and a blue band with the name of the artist on top.
All volumes covers with this artwork are fully laminated.
The label of volumes from 25 to 35 is yellow with blue lettering.



2) HZ serie :



12 records, released from 1976 to 1979
Recorded in Rome from 1975 to 1978 (except where annotated)
All records are a single sleeve covers, fully laminated.
The label is yellow with blue lettering.



3) HDP serie :


21 records, released from 1976 to 1979
Recorded in Rome from 1976 to 1978 (except where annotated)
All records are double LP, with gatefold covers, fully laminated.
The label is yellow with blue lettering but the last six volumes are the orange label.



The last news from HORO, is a new web site
and various message by GGM, like this:
"Most of the albums will be reissued in CD within the next months..."

3 commenti:

  1. Ancora una volta...
    Vede il mio blogside
    jazzrealities

    Michele Frohne

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  2. thanks a lot for documenting these pages of music history ! incredible !

    RispondiElimina
  3. HERE IS THE LINK TO MY ARTICLE WITH THE COMPILATION WITH GP
    I ADDED YOUR SITE :)
    http://nujazzspirit.blogspot.com/2010/07/nu-compilation-horo-jazz-portrait.html

    RispondiElimina