On February 22nd ECM released Mistico Mediterraneo
, a mesmerizing collaboration between lyrical Italian jazz improvisers Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura and the Corsican vocal ensemble A Filetta.
Paolo Fresu trumpet, flugelhorn
Daniele di Bonaventura bandoneon
Jean-Claude Acquaviva: seconda
Paul Giansily: terza
Jean-Luc Geronimi: seconda
José Filippi: bassu
Jean Sicurani: bassu
Maxime Vuillamier: bassu
Ceccè Acquaviva: bassu
Sketches of Corsica: the radiant lyric trumpet of Paolo Fresu glides across the massed voices of A Filetta, the singers who are both trailblazers and keepers of tradition in the realm of Corsican polyphony. The ancient and the experimental blend seamlessly in these compositions, several of them written by ensemble founder Jean-Claude Acquaviva, who has directed the singing group for more than 30 years. A powerful showing here also for Italian bandoneon innovator Daniele di Bonaventura, who contributes new music, solos imaginatively, duets with Fresu, and envelops voices and trumpet with an almost orchestral sense of form.
To sample a few tracks please click here: ecmrecords.com
You should be able to find this album in fine record stores but for your convenience here is the link to the correct pages on Amazon.com: amazon.com
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