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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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More music from Quadro Nuevo you find here; https://www.glm.de/en/artists/quadro-nuevo/

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International Jazz Day

For todays International Jazz Day here is our playlist with more than four hours of music:

 

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TODAY ANOTHER INSIGHT INTO QUADRO NUEVO – SECRET RECORDINGS AND ANOTHER WORK FROM THE SERIES CONTEMPLUM

QUADRO NUEVO – SECRET RECORDINGS

SUSANNATA

Susannata was one of Mulo Francel‘s first compositions from the early 90s.

It is the first piece he developed not on guitar or piano as usual, but on the soprano saxophone during an extended journey through Latin America, taking inspiration from Afro-Cuban music and playing it in the style of a fast 6/8 groove. Later it was played live by the band Mind Games for many evenings and recorded at concerts with the sparkling Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi (see the album Mind Games & Claudio Roditi: Live).

The title of the song refers to a dedication to the pianist Susi Weiss, with whom Mulo Francel on saxophone, Quadro Nuevo colleague D.D. Lowka on bass and many other regiolnal musicians organized a Jazz Jam Session every Sunday in the tranquil Upper Bavarian town of Rosenheim. There was the small club Le Pirate. And from here the young musicians started their career.

Susannata was also an essential element of the Quadro Nuevo debut album Luna Rossa, where the virtuoso theme of the song was played by Robert Wolf on the flamenco guitar.

https://smarturl.it/qnSusannata

 

and another work from the series

CONTEMPLUM – Meditation – Contemplation – Music Flow

Stay Away and Play – Andreas Hinterseher

In the spring of 2020, almost all the musicians were banished to their homes and were no longer allowed to pursue their concert activities. Apart from all the consequences, there was one thing above all: being thrown back on the essentials, an encounter with oneself. Free from any distraction. Actually something that many of us have always wished for. In the strictest phase of the lockdown, Stay Away And Play  was created. In a meditative moment in the face of a completely empty diary and without contact with the outside world. In complete self-control, from composition to arrangement, from recording to the finished mix. Stay Away And Play 

 

https://smarturl.it/contemplumStayAway