With a distinctive line-up of two keyboard players and no guitars, Corte dei Miracoli from Savona released just an album in 1976.
They had been formed around 1973 by past members of Tramps, like keyboardist Alessio Feltri, that had previously played with Il Giro Strano, a band that’s strictly connected with Corte dei Miracoli. Original second keyboardist Michele Carlone left the group just before the recordings for their debut album, and was replaced by the experienced jazz pianist Riccardo Zegna.
The album is obviously a symphonic oriented prog album, where the keyboards interplay dominates. Corte dei Miracoli’s self-titled album has a distinct symphonic prog sound being very melodic and contrasting in writing style with fellow Italians Balletto di Bronzo, Biglietto per l’Inferno or Campo di Marte. Corte dominates the album with intelligent and very classy style of playing helped enormously by the 16 track recording quality.
Only 5 songs, which contain both beautiful melodies and fiery interludes. Skillwise all musicians are top level and all instruments are exploited perfectly. “Corte dei Miracoli” has also a little of jazzy edge due to the repetition of a theme throughout a song using different instruments.
First time ever 180g deluxe LP reissue!