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Musica da lettura

Paolo Fresu

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With 850,000 volumes, 120,000 old books and a collection of 7,500 newspapers, the Municipal Library of the Archiginnasio of Bologna is a place steeped in history. It was here, in early 2021, that Paolo Fresu decided to celebrate his own history. For his 60th birthday, the Sardinian trumpet player gathered a handful of relatives for an exceptional concert, obviously without an audience. Together with bandoneonist Daniele di Bonaventura, pianist Dino Rubino, double bassist Marco Bardoscia and the Alborada Quartet, he wandered through various rooms in this magnificent library performing pieces in his own style. A colourful and hybrid jazz, European at heart and always strolling around. Without ever being a birthday retrospective with the feel of a funeral, Musica da Lettura shows above all the extent of Fresu's genius: an avid researcher and passer-by, capable of drawing on popular musical traditions from cinema, literature, classical or folk music and, of course, jazz... The repertoire of this album (available exclusively on Qobuz) mixes popular songs and themes speckled with electronic effects, to underline the distance between the history of the venue and the contemporaneity of the sounds. On El Ciego, the European tradition intertwines with Latin America. On Notte a San Stino, an almost new age composition that he performs alone, Fresu interweaves several takes of his instrument. And to further extend the field of possibilities, he draws his inspiration from Strauss' Metamorphoses, which he bathes in a solemnity inherited from Rossini. Chamber music or futuristic, nostalgic or groovy, meditative or dreamy, nothing is missing from this fiesta between friends... But the essence of this magnificent album lies in the organic and human character of the music. Despite the literary references and multiple influences, Paolo Fresu's trumpet remains a simple and beautiful language that speaks to the heart. A language brought alive by the bond he enjoys with his fellow musicians, all in tune with this anniversary that one would dream of endlessly... © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
O Que Será / El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido
00:06:37

Paolo Fresu, MainArtist - Chico Buarque, Composer - Sergio Ortega, Composer - Daniele Di Bonaventura, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

2021 Tǔk Music 2021 Tǔk Music

2
Mineralogia
00:04:46

Marco Bardoscia, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Paolo Fresu, Composer, MainArtist - Dino Rubino, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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3
No potho reposare
00:03:43

Paolo Fresu, MainArtist - Daniele Di Bonaventura, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Giuseppe Rachel, Composer - Salvatore Sini, Composer - Quartetto Alborada, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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4
Dici otto
00:04:40

Marco Bardoscia, Composer, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Paolo Fresu, Composer, MainArtist

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5
Ferlinghetti
00:03:19

Marco Bardoscia, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Paolo Fresu, Composer, MainArtist - Daniele Di Bonaventura, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Dino Rubino, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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6
El Ciego
00:05:10

Armando Canche Manzanero, Composer - Paolo Fresu, MainArtist - Daniele Di Bonaventura, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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7
Notte a San stino
00:03:05

Paolo Fresu, Composer, MainArtist

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8
The Way Forward (Introduction) / Metamorfosi
00:05:45

Marco Bardoscia, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Paolo Fresu, Composer, MainArtist - Diederik Wissels, Composer - Dino Rubino, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Quartetto Alborada, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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9
Preghiera in gennaio
00:05:06

Gian Piero Reverberi, Composer - Paolo Fresu, MainArtist - Fabrizio De André, Composer - Daniele Di Bonaventura, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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10
Catalina
00:05:25

Marco Bardoscia, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Paolo Fresu, Composer, MainArtist - Dino Rubino, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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11
M'U
00:02:56

Paolo Fresu, Composer, MainArtist - Quartetto Alborada, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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12
Abide with Me
00:04:36

Marco Bardoscia, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - William Henry Monk, Composer - Paolo Fresu, MainArtist - Henry Francis Lyte, Composer - Daniele Di Bonaventura, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Dino Rubino, Soloist, FeaturedArtist - Quartetto Alborada, Soloist, FeaturedArtist

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With 850,000 volumes, 120,000 old books and a collection of 7,500 newspapers, the Municipal Library of the Archiginnasio of Bologna is a place steeped in history. It was here, in early 2021, that Paolo Fresu decided to celebrate his own history. For his 60th birthday, the Sardinian trumpet player gathered a handful of relatives for an exceptional concert, obviously without an audience. Together with bandoneonist Daniele di Bonaventura, pianist Dino Rubino, double bassist Marco Bardoscia and the Alborada Quartet, he wandered through various rooms in this magnificent library performing pieces in his own style. A colourful and hybrid jazz, European at heart and always strolling around. Without ever being a birthday retrospective with the feel of a funeral, Musica da Lettura shows above all the extent of Fresu's genius: an avid researcher and passer-by, capable of drawing on popular musical traditions from cinema, literature, classical or folk music and, of course, jazz... The repertoire of this album (available exclusively on Qobuz) mixes popular songs and themes speckled with electronic effects, to underline the distance between the history of the venue and the contemporaneity of the sounds. On El Ciego, the European tradition intertwines with Latin America. On Notte a San Stino, an almost new age composition that he performs alone, Fresu interweaves several takes of his instrument. And to further extend the field of possibilities, he draws his inspiration from Strauss' Metamorphoses, which he bathes in a solemnity inherited from Rossini. Chamber music or futuristic, nostalgic or groovy, meditative or dreamy, nothing is missing from this fiesta between friends... But the essence of this magnificent album lies in the organic and human character of the music. Despite the literary references and multiple influences, Paolo Fresu's trumpet remains a simple and beautiful language that speaks to the heart. A language brought alive by the bond he enjoys with his fellow musicians, all in tune with this anniversary that one would dream of endlessly... © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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