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About this artist:

The hardest working man we know! The Link Quartet, Fred Leslie's missing Link, Low Fidelity Jet-Set Orchestra, Flyjack, Futuro Seven, Max Paparella, Modulo5, Wicked Minds, the list goes on…

Paolo's third solo album "COBOL" was released on November 22, 2011 on Hammondbeat Records. HB DEBUT:2007
MAX PAPARELLA
Crash
2014 | DIGITAL | HBB.032 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Six years on from ‘Stack 'em High’ comes the new album ‘Crash’, a new sound experience of rock-fusion, acid jazz, psychedelic, funk groove, and 70s cop funk. Featuring Paolo 'Apollo' Negri & Teresa Reeves-Gilmer
THE LINK QUARTET & MISS MODUS
Hotel Constellation [retailer version]
2014 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR016 | PRICE: CD NOT AVAILABLE
A new space musical when Earth has died and science has failed, one girl's adventure for love begins! Paolo Negri and Miss Modus join forces again - this time with the mighty Italian Playboys (aka THE LINK QUARTET) for "transport". Barbarella can only dream. Click here for the Hammondbeat.com version with exclusive MP3.
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Hammond Groovers, Vol.2
2013 | DIGITAL | HBB.030 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
The journey continues with volume 2 to find The Best Modern Grooves On Hammond Organ ~ tunes from the Hammondbeat catalog selected by Paolo Apollo Negri.
AN APPLE A DAY
Yes We Can (import)
2013 | CD | TM13C001 | PRICE: $20.00
An Apple A Day is three-quarters of Fred Leslie's missing Link with newcomer Mario Percudani taking over for Dave Wilkinson on guitar, "Yes We Can" is the full on funk sequel to "Fat Lip". With vocals from Abdominal, Lee Fields, Lyrics Born, Richard "Shaft" Roundtree, and many others.
PAOLO APOLLO NEGRI
Voc-All: Hammondbeat Profiles, Vol.1
2012 | DIGITAL | HBB.029 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
All the vocal tracks from the Paolo Apollo Negri trilogy in one place.
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Hammond Groovers, Vol.1
2012 | DIGITAL | HBB.028 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
The Best Modern Grooves On Hammond Organ ~ tunes from the Hammondbeat catalog selected by Paolo Apollo Negri.
PAOLO APOLLO NEGRI WITH MILO SCAGLIONI
Lightswitch b/w Le Cirque du MIDI
2012 | 7INCH+DIGITAL | HB7-11 | PRICE: $8.00
Written by Milo Scaglioni, Lightswitch has a Beatles meets Nilsson vibe with a melancholy vocal and is ripe with electronic atmosphere, deep soul percussion, and simmering synth, guitar, and bass. Le Cirque riffs on LQ's "Dancing 'round the Walnut Tree" with a electronica twist and relentless percussion that right-turns into psychedelic jazz bridge with heavy funk guitar meets electric piano fusion.
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI
COBOL
2011 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR014 | PRICE: $15.00
Paolo Apollo Negri's third chapter is a systematically-sealed wonderland of clutter-free style...is it Heaven? Materializing, electrifying, testifying the mass of our matter...it is Freedom!

CD on November 22, 2011 / DIGITAL on January 3, 2012
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Hammondbeat Hi-Fi Sessions, Volume 2
2011 | DIGITAL | HBB.027 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Digital compilation of the the Hi-Fi session b-sides: Leslie Overdrive, Low Fidelity Jet-Set Orchestra, The Futuro Seven & Captain Hammond, Tony Face Big Roll Band, Phat Fred, Paolo "Apollo" Negri, The Link Quartet, and Euro Cinema. OUT NOW!!
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Hammondbeat Hi-Fi Sessions, Volume 1
2011 | DIGITAL | HBB.026 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Digital compilation of the the Hi-Fi session a-sides: Leslie Overdrive, Low Fidelity Jet-Set Orchestra, Captain Hammond & The Futuro Seven, Tony Face Big Roll Band, Phat Fred, Paolo "Apollo" Negri, The Link Quartet, and Euro Cinema. OUT NOW!!
THE LINK QUARTET
4
2011 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR013 | PRICE: $15.00
From vintage soul to their own unique brand of funk-jazz-rock, but squeezed into the raw, hyperactive, live-band genius of The Link Quartet. This is modern power-pop combined with R&B rock sensibility.
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI / THE LINK QUARTET
Diesler vs The Bongolian EP
2011 | DIGITAL | HBB.024 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Diesler and The Bongolian take on The Link Quartet and Paolo Apollo Negri.
FLYJACK
On The One
2010 | CD+DIGITAL | HBL012 | PRICE: $7.00
FLYJACK draws its inspiration from the hardhitting funk of the late 60’s and early 70’s – featuring Jab'o Starks (James Brown Band), Paolo "Apollo" Negri (The Link Quartet) and the electrifying voice of Tameca Jones.
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI
The Great Anything
2010 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR012 | PRICE: $15.00
The blistering raw power of Apollo and our collective soul lain to waste with the seventies fueled soundtrack of his heart and mind. The place where The Blues, rock and funk exploded into a glorious fireball of peace and unity…a place where love never sounded and tasted so good.
LOW FIDELITY JET-SET ORCHESTRA
Danger Boogaloo b/w Wasabi Sauce
2009 | 7INCH+DIGITAL | HB7-08 | PRICE: $8.00
"A tune that starts out a bit abstract and crispy, then leaps quickly into the romping sort of groove you'd expect from its "boogaloo" name - complete with lots of funky Hammond and flute!"
THE LINK QUARTET
Fast Girls & Sexy Cars b/w Drummore
2009 | 7INCH+DIGITAL | HB7-07 | PRICE: $8.00
"Whether it is accenting the beat or spewing buckets of fuzz and distortion in your face it is always heavy as hell and FUNKY for days.”
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI + FRIENDS
Paolo "Apollo" Negri's SxSW Odyssey
2009 | DIGITAL | HBB.023 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
12 unreleased tracks from the Paolo Negri history with Hammondbeat. Released as a dropcard for the 2009 SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. Craig Charles says that Paolo Negri would give James Taylor a run for his money...who are we to argue with genius?
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI
Paparazzi b/w A Blues For Me
2008 | 7INCH+DIGITAL | HB7-06 | PRICE: $8.00
Paparazzi kicks off The Hammondbeat Hi-Fi Sessions 2nd series with a storming mod vocal from Teresa Reeves-Gilmer who joined Paolo on the brilliant "Closer" in 2007.
FRED LESLIE'S MISSING LINK
Fat Lip
2008 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR011 | PRICE: $15.00
What do you get when Phat Fred (SPA), Leslie Overdrive (DEN), and The Link Quartet (ITA) work with the greatest new soul sista's on the scene today? Featuring Sophie Faricy (UK), The Sweet Divines (USA), The Nouvellas (USA), Corrina Greyson (UK), and The Diplomettes (USA).
FRED LESLIE'S MISSING LINK
Love Potion #9
2008 | DIGITAL | HBB.020 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Exclusive download-only alternate versions from the CD/LP Fat Lip. Featuring The Diplomettes & The Sweet Divines.
FRED LESLIE'S MISSING LINK
(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind
2008 | DIGITAL | HBB.019 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Exclusive download-only alternate versions from the CD/LP Fat Lip. Featuring Corrina Greyson & The Nouvellas.
THE FUTURO SEVEN
The Oppenheimer Transmissions
2008 | DIGITAL | HBB.018 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Good technology means that M-U-S-I-C will be done with analogue machines. This means that M-U-S-I-C will be performed with old machines that were created by men to be used by men.
ELECTRIC SWAN
Electric Swan
2008 | CD | BC002-08 | PRICE: $20.00
Debut solo album by Wicked Minds' guitarist Lucio Calegari featuring Paolo "Apollo" Negri on Hammond organ. CD comes in a deluxe fold-out sleeve format with lyrics booklet.
MAX PAPARELLA
Stack 'em High
2008 | DIGITAL | HBB.016 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Vintage analog Hammond electro-soul transported to new dimensions with modern beat. Atmospheric and hip, cool and elegant, groovy and catchy.
TONY FACE BIG ROLL BAND
Lady Day and John Coltrane b/w Bulldog
2008 | 7INCH+DIGITAL | HB7-04 | PRICE: $8.00
The Gil Scott-Heron classic done here with raspy female vocals from Yo Kalb. Instrumentation includes Hammond and Fender Rhodes from Paolo Apollo Negri -- who also plays on the flipside's great funky cover of The Beatles' "Hey Bulldog".
CAPTAIN HAMMOND VS THE FUTURO SEVEN
Origin b/w Mercury Wonderland [remixes]
2008 | 7INCH+DIGITAL | HB7-03 | PRICE: $8.00
"Origin" gets a very spacey take here -- one that inflects the usual Captain Hammond groove with a bit more moog than before -- creating a weird cosmic groove that almost feels like it was lifted from some hip 70s TV mystery show!
LOW FIDELITY JET-SET ORCHESTRA
Searching For A Bit Of Popularity
2008 | CD+DIGITAL | HBL010 | PRICE: $15.00
Their styles and rhythms are often like the best soundtrack instrumentals of the 60s and 70s -- and although the keyboards really help augment this feel, the percussion is equally great -- with lots of odd other bits besides drums, which really creates a nice sense of scene-changing between the tracks.
MODULO5
Soundsational Movements
2007 | CD+DIGITAL | IRM-858-CD | PRICE: $10.00
A soundtrack for living, but with a truly earganic undercurrent not generally found in the euro-lounge scene. Highly evolved and cleverly avoids the limiting traps of modern dance music. Brilliant!
LOW FIDELITY JET-SET ORCHESTRA
Bahia Soul b/w Jazz Rocker
2007 | 7INCH+DIGITAL | HB7-02 | PRICE: $8.00
There is an amazing BIG sound on this tiny little slab of diversity…that could relax the most up-tight among us.
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI
A Bigger Tomorrow
2007 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR009 | PRICE: $15.00
At last the epic solo debut by the Link Quartet's keyboard genius. Released on the 5th Anniversary of "Beat.It", Hammondbeat's very first release.
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI
A Bigger Tomorrow + Building A Bigger Tomorrow
2007 | CD | HBL009 | PRICE: $15.00
At last the epic solo debut by the Link Quartet's keyboard genius. This special edition includes the full 15 track bonus album "Building A Bigger Tomorrow" (featuring the promo only "Applecore" EP).
MODULO5
Soundsational Movements
2007 | DIGITAL | HBB.013 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
A soundtrack for living, but with a truly earganic undercurrent not generally found in the euro-lounge scene. Highly evolved and cleverly avoids the limiting traps of modern dance music. Brilliant!
THE LINK QUARTET
Long Live The Link
2007 | DIGITAL | HBB.012 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Link Quartet LIVE! Now available from Hammondbeat Digital. Please note that the exclusive Japan CD version has 2 additional songs!
PAOLO "APOLLO" NEGRI
Applecore
2007 | DIGITAL | HBL008 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Apollo's solo debut, "an almost religious and pure tribute to his maestros". While no longer available for download, all 5 tracks are still available on the 2-disc edition of "A Bigger Tomorrow".
NICE PRICE
Entering The Timesphere
2007 | DIGITAL | HBB.011 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Paolo's earliest work was in the prog band Nice Price (1997). These demos were available on Hammondbeat from 2007 to 2012 but are now (and forever) out of print.
THE LINK QUARTET
Evolution: 1997-2001
2006 | CD | HBR006 | PRICE: $15.00
Evolution compiles every recording from the first 5 years of LQ, before their righteous "Beat.It" came into being. No collection should be without these hardly humble beginnings. This album is available DIGITALLY in 2 parts - check the DIGITAL ONLY page for details.
THE LINK QUARTET
Decade
2006 | CD-PROMO | HBL005 | PRICE: $5.00
Celebrating 10 years of recording, and the final release with Tony Face who left the band this year to pursue other opportunities. This disc also comes free with the CD version of EVOLUTION: 1997-2001.
THE LINK QUARTET
Evolution: 1997-2001, Vol.2
2006 | DIGITAL | HBB.006 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Part 2 of Evolution available worldwide from digital resellers.

Get the full CD version HERE.
THE LINK QUARTET
Evolution: 1997-2001, Vol.1
2006 | DIGITAL | HBB.005 | PRICE: DIGITAL ONLY
Part 1 of Evolution available worldwide from digital resellers.

Get the full CD version HERE.
THE LINK QUARTET
Keep It Moving! - Gran Turismo Soul
2006 | CD | PCD-22272 | PRICE: $20.00
Direct from Japan: the first hits package for LQ, featuring tracks from their first 45 all the way thru the Decade EP. All instrumental genius.
THE LINK QUARTET
Mile High Mayhem
2005 | CD-PROMO+DIGITAL | HBB.004 | PRICE: $25.00
Extremely rare! Made exclusive and distributed free at the 2005 Mile High Mayhem scooter ralley in Denver Colorado. This item is shipped without inserts, but you can print them by visiting the Link Quartet download page on Hammondbeat.
THE LINK QUARTET
Italian Playboys
2004 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR003 | PRICE: $40.00
DOWN TO THE LAST FEW COPIES! Instrumental Hammond organ funk-psychedelia-jazz-soul - 70's groove for the moderne world.
THE LINK QUARTET
Strudel Girl vs The New Acid Wave
2004 | CD-R | HBB.003 | PRICE: CD-R NOT AVAILABLE
Extremely rare bootleg release. Much of the material was reissued on Mile High Mayhem (also extemely rare), but there remain a few exclusive gems for those that believed us when we said it would be put out of print quickly!
THE LINK QUARTET
Italian Playboys International
2004 | CD-R | HBB.002 | PRICE: CD-R NOT AVAILABLE
Link Quartet's 2004 US tour EP was produced as a burn-on-demand CD-R, of which less than 100 are in existence. A few tracks have been released in Japan, but the complete edition is long, long gone.
VARIOUS ARTISTS
The Sound of Danger
2004 | CD | HBR002 | PRICE: $13.00
Spy-Fi meet Surf-Spy. With a label like Hammondbeat, you know what's in store… lots and lots of hammond grooves that just ooze with fun and confidence! ON CD ONLY!!!

This album features 7 dialogue tracks sprinkled throughout.
THE LINK QUARTET
Beat.It
2002 | CD+DIGITAL | HBR001 | PRICE: $15.00
Sixties music is a thing for rogues or real artists, and if you hold this album in your hands you already know into which category The Link Quartet belong.