Week of October 20, 2002


Sergio Lattuada - piano, organ, electric piano, vocals
Roberto Giuliani - guitar, piano, vocals
Leonardo Schiavone - clarinet, flute, sax
Maurizio Bianchini - cornet, trombone, vibraphone, percussion, vocals
Alberto Ravasini - bass, acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Sandro Lorenzetti - drums
Tiziana Bottici - harp
Eleonora De Rossi - violin
Susanna Pedrazzini - violin
Giovanna Correnti - double bass

Maxophone - 1975 Prod. Associati PALP57; CD - Mellow MMP 308
Maxophone (English version) 1975 Prod. Associati PR7002; CD - Mellow MMP 179, 1993

Their eponymous album was a full-bodied attempt at richly arranged symphonic rock. Maxophone took up a thread of Genesis' "Trespass" (the symphonic dynamics, serene feel and high-pitched vocals) and improved it vastly with their strong Italian classicism. The instrumental breadth of Maxophone is uncommonly wide on all six tracks. The English version of the album is inferior to the Italian one.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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