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Mare Nostrum

Jan Lundgren, Paolo Fresu, Richard GallianoAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Mare NostrumPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 5:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. PrincipessaPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Eu Nao Existo Sem VocePaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The SeagullPaolo Fresu, Richard Galliano & Jan Lundgren 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Que reste-t-il de nos amours?Paolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Years AheadPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Sonia's NightmarePaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Chat PitrePaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Valzer del RitornoPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Open Your MindPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Liberty WaltzPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Mio Mehmet, forse il destino m'impedirà diPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Ma Mère L'OyePaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Para JobimPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Varvindar FriskaPaolo Fresu - Richard Galliano - Jan Lundgren 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 11, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Act Music + Vision
  • ASIN: B000QXD5NA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful than paradise May 27, 2008
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Paolo Fresu (trumpet - Italy), Richard Galliano (accordion and bandoneon -France) and Jan Lundgren (piano - Sweden) have collaborated for a very sentimental album that can win everybody's heart easily. Fresu's style is somewhere between Chet Baker and Enrico Rava (not as sophisticated as Rava). His "mediterranean touch" is so strong. He generally prefers muted solos to create this effect. Galliano is the top player for accardion and Lundgren presents a perfect base for their solos. Eleven of songs are original compositons, other's from Jobim, Ravel and Trenet. That's a perfect combination altogether. And for me, as a Turkish listener, 12th cut, "Mio Mehmet, forse il destino m'impedira di rivederti" is a real surprise. Because, Fresu's inspiration in this compositon is Nazim Hikmet. Thanks to the universal language of his poetry and Mr. Fresu's in-depth knowledge and sensitivity...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Contemplation of beauty and melancholy February 23, 2009
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The contemplation of beauty and melancholy. An album where Lundgren's piano, Fresu's trumpet and flugelhorn and Galliano's accordion and bandoneon are immersed in a calm sea, just lapped by a light mistral at sunset.
The choice to avoid rhythmic instruments (there are no drums and bass in the album) makes this music timeless, ethereal, sweet and melancholy, as an emotion that is part of us and accompanies us throughout life . A taste, a smell, an emotion. A precious piece of art for lovers of good music, not an album for lovers of technical jazz. This is the highest honor of the album: the lack of cultural barriers and technicalities which would require a jazz background to be able to appreciate it, although they are indeed three great jazz players.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A pearl August 21, 2013
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Even though this music is dark and brooding much of the time, still it manages to soar. The performances are, as one would expect of this trio, filled with heart and enough technical panache to please most jazzophiles. The recording quality is superb. I only wish I could purchase the DVD of this live performance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTERPIECE OF HARMONY AND MELODY April 19, 2008
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Among the best jazz interplays ever made worldwide and one of the best albums of this decade .What to say stellar playing from Paolo fresu/trumpet flugelhorn Richard Galliano /accordion bandoneon and Jan lundgren / piano .Rich Meditteranian sound colours dominate the recording along with melody and harmony .SUPERB .
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Project December 23, 2012
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I have long been a fan of Richard Galliano, but for some reason had never heard neither of Paolo Fresu nor of Jan Lundgren. And were it not for YouTube, I may never have come across Mare Nostrum. I was recently posting a Richard Galliano cut to facebook from YouTube and noticed on the sidebar that someone had posted this to YouTube in it's entirety. So I listened, liked, and bought.
Mare Nostrum is a very pleasant album that draws it's vibe from the musical heritages of the three musicians, two from the Mediterranean area and one from Scandinavia. It mostly works very well as no one dominates and all are able to demonstrate their virtuosity and their compatibility. My favorites are the title cut, Principessa, the Seagull, Chat Pitre, Valzer del Ritorno, and Para Jobim. There is a pleasing mix of moods and styles, so the listener should never be bored.
The CD comes with an attractive booklet that explains the project and introduces the listener to each of the musicians, gives minimal but sufficient information on the music, and offers a few photos of the musicians. I like Mare Nostrum well enough to make me want to hear more of Lundgren and Fresu. It may be a journey to a new musical realm. Let's see how that works out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisitely lyrical music September 13, 2012
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This is a marvelous recording. Beautiful, lyrical music with improvisations by bandoneon, trumpet or flugelhorn and piano. These are some of Europe's greatest jazz inspired musicians at the top of the form. The music is not traditional jazz, but very fluid and melodic. Perhaps my favorite recent musical purchase.
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