New in February from ECM: Mistico Mediterraneo

On February 22nd ECM will release Mistico Mediterraneo, a mesmerizing collaboration between lyrical Italian jazz improvisers Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura and the Corsican vocal ensemble A Filetta

Mistico Mediterraneo
ECM (2011)

Paolo Fresu trumpet, flugelhorn
Daniele di Bonaventura bandoneon

A Filetta:
Jean-Claude Acquaviva: seconda
Paul Giansily: terza
Jean-Luc Geronimi: seconda
José Filippi: bassu
Jean Sicurani: bassu
Maxime Vuillamier: bassu
Ceccè Acquaviva
: bassu

“Sketches of Corsica: the radiant lyric trumpet of Paolo Fresu glides across the massed voices of A Filetta, the singers who are both trailblazers and keepers of tradition in the realm of Corsican polyphony. The ancient and the experimental blend seamlessly in these compositions, several of them written by ensemble founder Jean-Claude Acquaviva, who has directed the singing group for more than 30 years. A powerful showing here also for Italian bandoneon innovator Daniele di Bonaventura, who contributes new music, solos imaginatively, duets with Fresu, and envelops voices and trumpet with an almost orchestral sense of form.”

Paolo Fresu

Daniele di Bonaventura

A Filetta

The album at Amazon, the CD $19.59, the .mp3 album $9.49