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Alma [Import]

Omar Sosa , Paolo Fresu Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Ota Records
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICENT MUSIC 15 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD

This is one example of many why European jazz is just head and shoulders above any form of music at the moment,this is just so good and inventive,musically and visually,the cover like the music is a work of art.
I first heard this on Mike Chadwicks superb "The Cutting Edge" show on Jazz FM,i was mesmerised.
"S'inguldo"starts with a slow rhytmic beat ,then developes into a beautiful Kenny Wheeler style recordingfeatures some excellent Cello playing
"Invergo Grigio"is five minutes long and features some excellent playing from all three members ,shades of Nils Petter Molvaer,spring to mind,very good electronics as well.
"No Trance"is more upbeat and possibly danceable,clicks and handclaps are everywhere on this incredibly complex tune.
"Alma" is next,and this is the title track,a superb tune with a lovely deep Cello and Piano,I am bought to mind of Weather Reports "A remark you made" it is similar in a distant sort of way.
"Angustia"is another romp through the musical abilities of the trio,magnificent piano playing,very tight musically
"Crepscolo"is a shorter,more reflective track,reminiscent of Miles Davis,yes,it is that good!
"Moon on the sky" follows next,and is again incredibly complex in style,which on this particular occasion,,more relaxing,than previous tracks.
"Old blues"starts very quietly,and developes well,again ,it is a ballad,exquisically played,as is the norm for this album.
"Medley.....Ninos/Nenia" is once more an African style with a great tune,and excellent electronic effects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sardinian Mellow 6 Aug 2012
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I heard S'Inguldu, the opening track of this CD on the radio and immediately ordered it (heaps cheaper from Amazon France btw) without hearing anything else. Not a disappointment on the album. The first surprise for me was that I had heard of neither Paolo Fresu nor Omar Sosa (shame on me). And this it seems is slightly atypical of either musician's output. The second surprise was that this hadn't been recorded by Manfred Eicher for ECM. If you like Jan Garbarek's more melodic output, there is a lot to like here. It is the most serendipitous combination of trumpet and piano with the subtle and melodic inclusion of Jaques Morelenbaum's cello. I'm grasping for superlatives but this is one of the best keyboard trumpet combinations I have heard since Kenny Wheeler and Keith Jarrett back in the 70s (on ECM). And actually there are echoes of In a Silent Way both in Fresu's phrasing and Sosa's keyboards which recall Zawinul's. And that's praise indeed. This is melodic, laid back, mellow and musical. Go buy!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nope.... 2 Oct 2012
By Nomad
Format:Audio CD
Fresu's weakest release for years as he continues his wanderings down new musical paths. It's a smorgasbord: everything from dreamy electronica to formal accoustic suites to calypso(?) vocals; most of which straddles the line between lighweight and deadwood. If he's able to attract a wider audience as a result then great; but for me I just hope he moves on pretty quick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five hundred stars 21 Jan 2012
By lee morgan - Published on
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Sosa, Fresu with master cellist and arranger Jacques Morelenbaum. The creativity on display here from concept to execution: piano, trumpet, multi phonics, is breath taking. So much more fascinating and rewarding than Fresu's recording with Ralph Towner. This will be one of the top recordings of the year, and it's only January. I don't want to say too much. Listen to a few samples. You'll be hooked without question. Beautiful improvisation across genres. Omar, you continue to impress more and more as your musical journey continues. Paolo, along with your Devil Quartet's Stanley Music, one of your best dates.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my........... 30 Mar 2012
By David J. Ohanlon - Published on
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Stunning, rhapsodic, ravishing - is there no end to the beauty of Omar Sosa's music? Further, here he has found a truly sympatico partner in Paolo Fresu whose compositions are almost equally as good & whose tone on trumpet & flugelhorn is simply stunning & occasionally heart-breakingly pure. Jacques Morelenbaum's cello is used more sparingly but always to great effect (eg on Crepuscolo). Almost trite to mention favourite tracks but Inverno Grigio, Alma and Old D Blues (possibly one of the most beautiful tunes ever written) are standouts.
Definitely an early favourite for any serious music lover's "album of the year" so don't hesitate - just buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enchanting grouping of classical and jazz musician. 28 Feb 2013
By Allan Compton - Published on
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This disk contains some of the most original and engaging music I have ever listened to. I have given it to several musically interested and tasteful friends.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great 13 Aug 2013
By pbrown - Published on
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This CD is beautiful, there is a video on NPR of them playing cuts from the album, on Tiny Desk Concerts, it is better then the CD.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great album 22 Dec 2013
By J T Arnold - Published on
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I heard the title song on my way home from work late one night, and I had to sit in my car and wait for it to finish, it was so beautiful and full of emotion. I've told my husband to play it for me if I happen to be dying, it's that peaceful, interesting, and sweet.
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