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There are still little-known gems to discover within the MPS catalogue. For instance, "Cosmic Forest" curated by Nicola Conte.

"Cosmic Forest" is a compilation that highlights some of the most compelling "spiritual jazz" recordings from 1965 to 1975. Conte, a world-renowned Italian musician and producer, as well as a passionate DJ and record collector, is a connoisseur of European jazz with an astounding ability to dig a little deeper when it comes to arranging such a compilation.

In this case, he concentrated on the spiritual highpoints of the MPS catalogue, highlighting both well-known and obscure musical treasures, while connecting disparate pieces through a personal common thread. The choice of individual titles and the flowing character of their arrangement lend the album a quality of timelessness, while showcasing the breadth of the entire "cosmic jazz collection" within the MPS archives.

Tracklist:

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  1. Maiden Voyage - The Third Wave
  2. Evolution - Nathan Davis
  3. A Day in Vienna - Dexter Gorden, Slide Hampton
  4. Yaad - Motihar Trio, Irene Schweizer Trio, Manfred Schoof, Barney Wilen
  5. Djerbi - George Gruntz
  6. Never Let It End - Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet
  7. Shelda - Smoke
  8. Soledad de Murcia - Michael Naura Quartet
  9. Timbales Calientes - The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass
  10. El Babaku - El Babaku
  11. Revelation - Hannibal and The Sunrise Orchestra
  12. Burungkaka Tua - Tony Scott & The Indonesian All-Stars
  13. Raga Jeeva Swara - Dave Pike Set

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