is the first single chosen to introduce Papik’s brand new project in partnership with South-African singer, model and performer Nicole Magolie. This track comes ahead of the upcoming album “Montecarlo Diamonds” that will be released shortly after summer 2023. Co-wrote by those two artists, “Montecarlo” is a groovy, fresh song with a catchy refrain in a renewed “disco” style, one of these songs that make you feel like tapping your foot or -even better- to jump up and dance...and chill out. Starting on May 25th the song will air on every radio station and will be available from every digital store, even in spatial audio (Dolby Atmos) on suitable platforms. On the same day there will be the release of its own video clip, written and directed by Simone Pirazzoli, shot in a luxury location right in the City of the Principality of Monaco. The collaboration between the two artists will form the album’s ten original tracks, that range from Hip Hop, to Soul, Jazz, Dance and R ‘n’ B flavors. An album that delivers an ever-changing, yet always captivating listening experience, with Nicole’s voice and Papik’s unique style.


South African model and singer, native English speaker, originally from South Africa, Nicole Magolie is best known in Italy through her presence on the main television networks.  She has taken part in many TV programs on the RAI networks (most recently in the cast of the RAI 2 program “Voice Anatomy” conducted by Pino Insegno).  She appears in numerous national commercials as a protagonist, including that of the last European Football Championships and is currently testimonial of Matera European Capital of Culture.

She is one of the main attractions of the Hotel de Paris in Montecarlo and she has an intense live activity throughout Italy.  She has also taken part in international productions such as "Dream Girl Hollywood".  She participated in numerous music projects as a soloist, collaborating with No-Lounge, Take B and New Project Orchestra. She released in 2022 her first album "Don't Ever Go" dedicated to Jazz Standards with the extraordinary participation of some of the most important soloists of the Italian and international jazz scene (Fabrizio Bosso, Javier Girotto, Max Ionata and Fiorenzo Zeni).

NAPOLI | 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago “Napoli” by No-Lounge was released, an album that would become a cult among the Nu-Jazz / Lounge Music genre. The musicians’ take on some of the most significant works of the Neapolitan repertoire, from “Dicitencello Vuie” to “Anema e core”, “Malafemmena”, “Tu si na cosa grande”, have since entered the charts of digital stores all over the world. Years ago the Italian newspaper “Il Mattino” wrote: “You just can’t walk along the waterfront of Naples without happening to hear a tune by No-Lounge.” Today, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release, its label Alman Music introduces the remaster of the whole album, enhanced for the best possible listening experience, both on analog and digital. It is now available, starting from today, the 33 RPM vinyl edition in brick-and-mortar record stores, and the Spatial Audio “Dolby Atmos” version on digital sellers that support this new format. The high definition (Hi-Res Audio) version will also be available on suitable platforms.

Bird Lives Again! - New Project Orchestra

More than 100 years have passed since Kansas City gave birth to Charlie Parker: it was August 29th, 1920.

Parker was the leading character and forerunner of one of the most important and influential revolutions that rocked the Jazz world: Bebop. Whereas Bird was the star,  Dizzy Gillespie was the great communicator and promoter and Thelonious Monk the genius architect: an unrepeatable triumvirate. Up to nowadays they are still considered the bards and prophets of the bop language, with whom generations of musicians confront. 

In 2020 Parker would have been 100, a century of Bird: but, to follow in the damned artist's tradition, almost every centennial celebration was cancelled due to the pandemic that forced humanity to pause every possible running activity.

New Project Orchestra couldn't miss those celebrations and had set up a vast special program for Charlie Parker and his musical universe, coordinated and lead by arranger and guitarist Roberto Spadoni, with whom they had already crafted various orchestral works in the previous decade: Spadoni had shaped almost every arrangement, and had also come up with two original compositions in Parker's style (Fuga di notizie and Times have changed). The repertoire, the revisited bebop language, the sound of Bird as gravitational still points around which to develop the orchestral loom and the soloist's contributions, a heartfelt and must tribute to this great Musician. Obviously, everything stood still in March 2020...

Eventually now, back on track, the orchestra reunited and the whole Bird lives again! project has been recorded at the Collettivo Mood studio, brand new recording space in Bolzano that has opened its doors right on this work. 

Segment, Mouse the mooche, Ornitology, Scrapple from the apple, Au privave, My little suede shoes, Confirmation, here are a few of the included track, masterpieces that warm every jazz lovers's heart. In the New Project Orchestra lineup - beside long-time soloists Paolo Trettel, Stefano Menato, Fiorenzo Zeni (also author of three of the arrangements), Gigi Grata, Stefano Colpi - three special guests have been welcomed: Francesco Fratini trumpet, Achille Succi alto sax and clarinet, Mauro Beggio on the drums.

The concert is enriched by the narrating voice of Roberto Spadoni, always captivating and enthralling the audience sharing stories and trivia on the personal, historical, artistic and social context during which Charlie Parker's shooting star enlightened the world of Jazz and of Music of the Twentieth Century. BIRD LIVES AGAIN!

Marziani, Napolitano e Del pezzo, Jazz from Naples

Cose Sonore (Alman Music) presents the first project from the trio of Francesco Marziani (piano), Antonio Napolitano (double-bass) and Massimo Del Pezzo (drum). The three Neapolitan musicians, life- and music companions since their early youth, showcase a language that, even if rooted in the afro-american tradition, constantly seeks for contamination through the musical and cultural background of the Parthenopean territory. To Naples itself and to the figure of Troisi in specific the trio dedicates this first album, born from the shared urgency of giving artistic shape to a stream of ideas developed through the years. An album that wishes to be the forerunner of a project that puts sound and spontaneous expression in the first place, marked by improvisation and the choice of relying on analog tape recording technique. Eight tracks among which, alongside great compositions by Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller and others great figures, three original Marziani numbers find place: "Little Child", "Young Pretty Lady" and, of course, "Troisi".

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