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Happy Release Day: Quadro Nuevo – December

music & spirit for the cold season

The new album of the world music ensemble Quadro Nuevo is dedicated to the wintry mood. The musicians, who have already released three Christmas albums in their long band history since 1996, do not see December as another work of this genre, but nevertheless they interpret melodies of religious or spiritual origin on it.

They opine:
“Figures like Jesus, Mary and Joseph were formative for our occidental mindset. Regardless of whether one is a believer, whether one understands them as historical persons or as myths, their story can give us orientation.
In the course of life, we can move away from them, lose track of them, reinterpret them again and again, and approach them again. Especially in the darkest time of the year, we reflect particularly intensely.

More infos: https://www.glm.de/en/product/quadro-nuevo-december/

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

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Happy Release Day: Nicole Heartseeker & Mulo Francel – That’s Amore

 

Canzoni della Bella Italia

Melodies full of affection and longing.

Images of the sweet and southern life that have always fired the imagination of the Central European.

Picked up on many trips to the Mediterranean sea.

Songs from Bella Italia, once performed by enchanting singers like Claudio Villa, Ornella Vanoni, Gino Paoli, Roberto Murolo or Pino Daniele.

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

More infos: https://www.glm.de/en/product/nicole-heartseeker-mulo-francel-thats-amore/

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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: 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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International Jazz Day

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

 

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