Saturday, September 25, 2010

Logan Dwight - Logan Dwight (Italy 1972)

Logan Dwight - Logan Dwight (Italy 1972)

Formed: 1972, Roma, Italy

* Donatella Luttazzi (vocals),
* Federico D'Andrea (vocals),
* Gianni Mereu (guitar),
* Francsco Ventura (guitar),
* Claudio Barbera (bass).

Related Artists: Genesi, Libra

- LP: "Logan Dwight" (1972) PDU - PLD A 5054
- CD reissue: Akarma AK1014 2000

- 45: "Logan Dwight - Moments Of Eternity" (1972) PDU - PA 1076

Logan Dwight formed in 1972, and in their brief career they released an album and a single.
The album opens with a very nice piece entitled, "Logan Dwight", which showcases the flute and
other instruments. The album successfully mixes rock, jazz and classical influences.
Guest artists featured here are Toto Torquati on keyboards and Carlo Tamponi playing the flute.
After their break-up, singer Federico D'Andrea joined Libra.
~ Taken from "The Return of Italian Pop" by Paolo Barotto (Vinyl Magic VM201, 8016158220124).
A band that only released an album and a single on the PDU label, along with Cincinnato this was one of the very few rock and prog releases by a label not so interested in these musical styles.
The trio composed by singer Donatella Luttazzi and guitarists Mereu and Ventura was formed in Rome in 1970, and under the name Genesi was signed to RCA subsidiary Delta, that gave them the chance to record some tracks for an album.
The three musicians were helped by bass player Claudio Barbera along with some experienced Scottish sessionmen who were then living in Rome, singer Alex Ligertwood (from Camel), keyboardist Mike Fraser and drummer Derek Wilson.
Their style was a R&B-tinged rock, and even organist Brian Auger, who was often in Italy, was so impressed by the band, that he offered singer Ligertwood the singer role in his new band Oblivion Express, and Genesi disbanded.
A new contract was found with the PDU label, and a new line up with singer Federico D'Andrea (previously appearing on singles by Manuel De Sica & gli Ancients, and Myosotis) was formed, the band being helped by drummer Jean Paul Ceccarelli and various studio guest musicians, including keyboardist Toto Torquati.
Their only album was released in 1972, sung in English and with the dual male-female voice interplay of Donatella Luttazzi and Federico D'Andrea, but also including three tracks (on a total of seven) taken from the 1970 sessions with the old Genesi line-up fronted by Alex Ligertwood. For this reason, the album is rather fragmented and not particularly original, bearing a strong resemblance of foreign models, especially some American mainstream rock, and is marred by orchestral arrangements in some tracks.
A good opening track, named Logan Dwight, was also released as a single, coupled with the orchestrated Moments of eternity.
After the band split, singer/guitarist Federico D'Andrea formed Libra.
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