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Happy Release Day: ODYSSEE – Quadro Nuevo

ODYSSEE – a journey into the light

Quadro Nuevo sails through the myth-ridden world of the Aeolian Islands in a large ensemble of artists.

In the encounter with Odysseus, Jason, Penelope, Athena, Sirens and other godlike figures,  music full of rhythmic power and archaic timbres unfolds.

An album that is definitely different from all previous ones by Quadro Nuevo.

You’ll find hymnal improvisations alongside a driven ska groove, a sea bossa nova in early-season 5/4 time as well as a heartfelt lullaby for the fallen Icarus or an earthy ballad for the waiting Penelope.

There were inspirations.
Odysseus’ swashbuckling journey back to the old homeland.
Aeneas’ search for a new home.
Icarus’ flight and flight to freedom.
Jason and his Argonaut companions hunting for the Golden Fleece as a symbol of power, wealth, luck, or even wisdom.

The great journeys, interwoven a thousand times with the gods and myths of antiquity, became central epics of Western culture.

What relevance do they have in our modern society?
Do their settings offer more than sunny bathing, Mediterranean food and a few temple remains?
Can we even derive references to current issues such as migration, climate change or the littering of the oceans?

An adventurous collective around the band Quadro Nuevo traced these questions.
The answers should be neither scientific nor political. But artistic.

More informations: https://www.glm.de/en/product/quadro-nuevo-odyssee/

Zum Album: https://glmmusic.de/Odyssee

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Happy Release Day: CALM – Evelyn Huber

All good things come in fours – after three remarkable albums (Somervilla Samba, 2011, Inspire, 2016 and Evelyn Huber & Sirius Quartet, 2019) another release by Evelyn Huber is coming after two years.

CALM is an album that puts the harp in the center, gives it space to sound and breathe.

With CALM, Evelyn Huber has succeeded in creating a special sound experience – devotional and atmospheric-meditative – this is how the mood of Huber’s playing on her new album can be described.

The pure harp sound, crystal clear and filigree recorded, make these recordings something special: Created from the silence of the Corona lockdown at home in their own acoustically genial dressing room sound studio equipped with the finest microphones.

Listen to the album: https://glmmusic.de/CalmWE

More informations: https://www.glm.de/en/product/evelyn-huber-calm/

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Happy Release Day: Mountain Melody – Mulo Francel

The essence of the mountain becomes sound.
The vastness of the view becomes melody.

Mulo Francel is a saxophonist and globetrotter. With his ensemble Quadro Nuevo he has been traveling the world for 25 years. As if he wanted to get an overview, the multiple ECHO prize winner soars high in all these places.

Growing up at the foot of the Alps, mountaineering is a natural need for the instrumental artist.

“Up here, the mind gains a generous attitude. The problems and proportions of everyday life stay in the valley.”

Over several years, in different countries, Mulo Francel climbed with musical friends*. Sometimes arduous, but always in good spirits. Always with high quality recording equipment. Always with an instrument. On the almost 3000 meter high seat of the gods, Olympus, they dragged a bass-balalaika and a copper tube glockenspiel in addition to a saxophone and an Indian harmonium.

More Informations: https://www.glm.de/en/product/mulo-francel-mountain-melody/

Listen to the music: https://glmmusic.de/MountainMelodyWE

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Happy Release Day: El Manisero – Carlos Barbosa-Lima & Johannes Tonio Kreusch

For too long, music in Germany has been pigeonholed. In serious and light music, in composed classical music and improvised jazz, in all kinds of Anglicisms from traditional-roots-music to modern-contemporary-avantgarde. The acoustic guitar often enough fell through the cracks and ended up in its own niche, a parallel world of organizers. All this is the only possible explanation for the fact that the 76-year-old Carlos Barbosa-Lima is still hardly known in this country. After all, he is not someone who would have served the pigeonholes, but a man who is a legend not only in the musica popu-leira of his native Brazil, but also in the Latin jazz of North America and in the worldwide gi-tarrist scene. He was considered a child prodigy in his hometown of Sao Paulo as early as the 1950s, made his debut at the age of 13, left for the world at 16, worked in Spain with the giant of classical guitar Andrés Segovia and later in New York – for a long time his “home base” – with Antonio Carlos Jobim, the inventor of bossa nova. Who has recorded more than 100 albums to date, in various genres, but always marked by his own unique, Brazilian-based style. And who has given concerts in the most important halls in the world, for example at the age of 21 for the first time in Carnegie Hall.

Kreusch and Barbosa-Lima are therefore the perfect team to make even the best-known earworms of Latin American music such as the title-giving “El Manisero” by Moisés Simons, “Rosa” by the Brazilian predecessor and choro grandmaster Pixinguinha or Manuel María Ponce’s “Estrellita” sound completely new, fresh, lively and with a very personal touch. Which is also due to the fact that Barbosa-Lima primarily selected pieces with which he has long maintained a strong individual relationship. To the famous “Manhã de Carnaval”, for example, one of Luiz Bonfá’s hits from the time when the very young Barbosa-Lima was personally introduced to the then star. Or, of course, to the Antônio Carlos Jobim songs “Canta Mais” and “Por Causa de Você,” which sprang from their joint work. Finally, it is no coincidence that three tracks on the album are by Alberto Ginastera: The collaboration with the Argentine composer was arguably one of the most satisfying and successful for Barbosa-Lima, culminating in Ginastera’s 1976 Sonata op. 47 dedicated to him, which became a landmark in classical guitar literature.

More informations: https://www.glm.de/en/product/el-manisero-carlos-barbosa-lima-johannes-tonio-kreusch/

Listen to the music: https://glmmusic.de/ElManiseroAlbumWE

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Happy Release Day: Stay away and play – Andreas Hinterseher

Andreas Hinterseher has been on tour for over twenty years.

On tour with the tireless world music band Quadro Nuevo. From the small jazz club to the big concert halls, from the intimate quartet concert with the three friends to the big gig with full orchestra.

Until March 2020.

Suddenly: quarantine, performance ban, lockdown – silence ….

… and from the silence sounds music.

The studio in Fischbachau (Germany), which until then had been used mainly for quickly practicing a new program or composing pieces, was suddenly the sole center of creative work.

More infos: https://www.glm.de/en/product/andreas-hinterseher-stay-away-and-play/

Listen to the album: https://glmmusic.de/StayAwayandPlayWE