January 9, 2008

Dino Saluzzi - Responsorium

" Like his "Cité de la Musique" (1995), Responsorium finds Saluzzi in an intimate trio with the mellow guitar of his son, José, and the expert pulsating bass of jazzer Palle Danielsson. Thoughtful and exploratory, the nine tracks recall both the audacious "tango nuevo" of minimalist Eduardo Rovira and the sadder side of "criollo" roots music. Though often regarded as abstract and cerebral, Saluzzi is led by feeling. ... Saluzzi's tangos are sequences of perfect fragments held together by a bandoneon closer to the church organ than the barrel organs of proto-tango. For some he is the officiating high priest of new tango, but while arguably the best act around, this still sounds more like a gorgeous preamble than the final word.
Chris Moss, Songlines"
Songlines, Top of the world
Jazzman, Choc du mois
Le Monde de la Musique, Choc du mois
Audio, Jazz CD des Monats
Part1 & Part2
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Erunestian said...

Thank you, thank you, for this! All this ECM releases are great. Can't wait to listen to it. :)

Sotiris said...

Thanks. I have almost all his discography. Great musician and great personality!!