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misc.: recorded '83
A group from Perugia with a very long story, that sadly hadn't left any recordings until recently, apart from a lonely track on a rare split promo single.
L'Estate di San Martino was created in 1975 to provide the musical background to a theatre play, Alete, with a sound mostly based on acoustic guitars, flute and percussion. the initial line-up featured Marco Pentiricci and Riccardo Regi along with Giuseppe Petrazzini (acoustic guitar), Sergio Spennacchioli (percussion) and Marco Vagni (bass).
In 1978 the group took part in the Centocittà contest, reaching the final show in Capri and winning the chance of recording a single for RCA. The record was released, but only in promotional form and with another group on the back side.
In the following years the line-up became stable with the addition of new musicians to enrich the sound, with use of keyboards, electric guitar and drums, and the group had an intense live activity mostly in Umbria, with shows based on concept projects, and long tracks with large instrumental parts. The line-up mentioned above was the longest lasting in the group's life, but among the musicians involved in the group since the beginnings were also bass players Antonio Abbozzo and Massimo Baracchi, Luca Castellani on electric guitar and drummer Guglielmo Balucani (who also designed the nice logo that appeared on the band's posters).
After the split, that arrived in 1993, Stefano Tofi, Mauro Formica and Sergio Servadio have remained in the music biz, playing with many Italian artists.
Adolfo Broegg, after a long experience in Assisi with the medieval-inspired Ensemble Micrologus group, suddenly died in 2006.
The Alder CD, issued in 2006, contains a full show recorded in Perugia in 1983, and it gave the group a chance to reunite once again, with many concerts in their area.
In 2007 a new studio CD, Febo, is another concept-album written in the early 90's.
L'Estate di San Martino appears in the Io ti canto, io ti racconto DVD box set issued in April 2008 to commemorate Adolfo Broegg two years after his death, with their own live set and a jam with Francesco Di Giacomo and Rodolfo Maltese of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso.
In early 2008 Massimo Baracchi rejoined the group replacing Mauro Formica, due to the latter's schedule reasons.
01. "Un Pescatore" 6:56
02. "Vortice" 6:11
03. "La Grotta" 5:42
04. "Il Mare Chiamava" 2:14
05. "Pesce Vela" 6:25
06. "Ancora Il Mare Chiamava" 7:33
07. "Il Salmone" 6:11
08. "Risalita" 4:32
09. "Sul Ruscello Tanana" 7:30
10. "Il Ricordo" 7:49
Marco Pentiricci / vocals, guitar, flute
Riccardo Regi / 12 string guitar, vocals
Stefano Tofi / keyboards, vocals
Adolfo Broegg / guitar, vocals
Mauro Formica / bass, vocals
Sergio Servadio / drums