Aug 8 2007
Quadro Neuvo is a German group that plays a mixture of Jazz & World Music. The passion of Quadro Nuevo has always been the tango, the Valse Musette, the Flamenco and the affectionate revival of selected film music. With each release Quadro Nuevo interpret the old Italian Tango and the lyrical Canzone in their very own way. This is the music of an almost lost Italy, which has been performed by charmed but already forgotten singers such as Carlo Buti, Nilla Pizzi, Begnamino Gigli and Claudio Villa. These are the songs that arouse dreamlike imaginations, which have always inspired the melancholy fantasies of the north and middle Europeans. Extended musical journeys through Italy gave Quadro Nuevo the ideas and inspiration for their CD. During their journeys they performed their songs not only in concerts but in a really original and exciting way: as street musicians in the narrow streets and alleys of the old Mediterranean cities. The stylistic interpretation lies between European music tradition, Jazz and World Music. Their’s are great CDs for lovers of all things Italian – or for lovers everywhere!
The band takes turn in highlighting an instrument and delivers an easy listening album filled with lovely tunes. There are no weak songs on this album, so just switch on the cds and go about doing your daily routine – surf the net, read a book, do housework, shine your shoes or whatever it is that you do. Or do it the best way, keep a pot of black coffee next to you, sit back with a cigarette or a cigar (if you smoke), keep some snacks handy and relax, while the music whisks you away to the Italy of your dreams. No one song particularly sticks out, although that might be a great thing! How many times have you bought a cd on the strength of one or two songs and then be disappointed at the lack of quality of the rest of the songs? Numerous times for me. Even the greatest albums have alteast two or three weak songs or songs we do not consider to be as good or even worthwhile of the artist. But with Quadro Nuevo you don’t get weak songs, their entire catelog of songs were meant to be, well it seems to me atleast, to be ripped into mp3s and played one after the other, in any order that you may chose to and to be enjoyed on a lazy afternoon at home. It does not matter what else you do, the music will stay on with you, like the effects of a good wine.
Mulo Francel: Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, C-Melody Sax, Bass-Clarinet
Robert Wolf: Guitar, Octave Guitar
Heinz-Ludger Jeromin: Accordion
D.D. Lowka: Acoustic Bass, Freless Bass, Udu Drum
Song for the day – “Nature Boy” – Quadro Neuvo