Paolo Fresu, Richard Galliano, Jan Lundgren – Mare Nostrum II (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Paolo Fresu, Richard Galliano, Jan Lundgren – Mare Nostrum II (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:16 minutes | 982 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Artwork: Digital booklet  | @ ACT Music

Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, French accordionist Richard Galliano and Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren form the trio “Mare Nostrum”. This band forges connections between the discrete musical cultures of its three protagonists. This new album marks the return to the studio of a European supergroup. And they’re on top form.

Trumpeter Paolo Fresu is Sardinian, accordionist Richard Galliano is French, and Jan Lundgren, the pianist, is Swedish: three virtuosi who create entirely European music using jazz techniques. One comes up with an idea and all three contribute to the final result. These 12 pieces, with their hints of French chanson, Scandinavian folk dance, Italian love song and universal, dreamy ballads, belong to no particular category. Two of them are adapted from classical originals, one by Monteverdi and the other by Erik Satie, poles apart in time and sensibility, but here they sit happily side by side. With each piece lasting about four minutes, and the mood changing subtly from one to another, it’s a deeply enjoyable listen.

01 – Apnea
02 – Blue Silence
03 – Aurore
04 – Kristallen Den Fina
05 – Giselle
06 – E Varie Notti Tre Vie Notai
07 – Farval
08 – Gnosienne
09 – Lili
10 – Leklat
11 – Le Livre D’un Pere Sarde
12 – Si Dolce E Il Tormento

Produced by René Hess. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Gérard de Haro
at Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France, February 23-26, 2014.

Paolo Fresu – trumpet & fluegelhorn
Richard Galliano – accordion, bandoneon & accordina
Jan Lundgren – piano