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David Virelles | Román Díaz | Nosotros Ensemble


  • Type CD
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0602557651157
  • Catalog number ECM 5765115
  • Release date 15 September 2017
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In this vivid and exciting project, the Santiago-raised and New York-based pianist-composer David Virelles looks towards one melting pot from the vantage point of another. A far-reaching work with deep cultural roots, Gnosis speaks of transculturation and traditions, and of the complex tapestry of Cuba’s music – the sacred, the secular, and the ritualistic – but the work’s shapes and forms could only have been created by a gifted contemporary player thoroughly versed in the art of the improvisers. Strings, woodwinds and percussion all have their roles to play in Gnosis, viewed by Virelles as “several families functioning within one unit: this dynamic symbolizes multicultural interaction.” Virelles’ responsive piano and the vocals and percussion of Román Díaz, a profound figure in the transmission of Afro-Cuban musical history, are at the centre of the action. Gnosis was recorded at New York’s Avatar Studios in May 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Keith Jarrett en David Virelles in de Benelux


image Hij is niet vaak in de Benelux, en in België wil hij enkel optreden in de Henri Le Boeufzaal in BOZAR omwille van de uitzonderlijk goede akoestiek: Keith Jarrett, hij speelt 13 november tijdens het Hello Jazz Festival en kaarten voor zijn concert waren bijna direct uitverkocht! Laten we hopen dat Manfred Eicher daarvan weer een fantastische opname maakt, die wij over een tijd op CD zullen terugzien en horen. Op dezelfde ...

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