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RICHARD GALLIANO

LUZ NEGRA

Milan 399 078-2

 

 

  1. Tangaria
  2. Luz negra
  3. Guarde Che Luna
  4. Chat Pitre
  5. Fou Rire
  6. Gnossienne
  7. Escualo
  8. Indifference
  9. Sanfona
  10. Des Voiliers
  11. Barbara
  12. Sertao
  13. Flambee Muntalbanaise
  14. Les Foains

Richard Galliano - Accordion
Alexis Cardenas - Violin
Philippe Aerts - Bass
Hamilton De Holande - Mandoline
Raphael Mejias - Percussion
Amney Ribas - Percussion
Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September 2006

 

Richard Galliano is the absolute master of the jazz accordion and his fantastic technique is amply displayed here. I suspect that some of the other musicians are Brazilian, because the music seems to me to mainly a fusion of French with Latin American. Such a combination leads to dazzling displays of virtuosity by all concerned, but unfortunately as with most fusion, it is the jazz content that suffers.

The musicianship is stunning however, particularly that of the leader and the violin player Alexis Cardenas.

Don Mather

 

 



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