Rustichelli & Bordini – Opera Prima [1973]

Paolo Rustichelli and Carlo Bordini were two musicians from Italy who formed a progressive rock group out of the ashes of a band called Cammello Buck. Truly operatic in a sense, with powerful keyboard work. A treasure of Italian prog!

[Music] Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – Il Giardino Del Mago

Another great blow to the world of progressive rock. Guitarist Rodolfo Maltese (link in Italian), a giant in Italian music from the 1970s, died this week. Here he is in an early incarnation of Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, the band whose sound he helped to forge.