Dino Saluzzi | Navidad de los Andes | Anja Lechner / Felix Saluzzi | ECM 2204



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Dino Saluzzi | Navidad de los Andes | Anja Lechner / Felix Saluzzi | ECM 2204
ECM 2204August 2011

Dino Saluzzi: bandoneon
Anja Lechner violoncello
Felix Saluzzi tenor saxophone

Brothers Dino and Felix started making music together as children in Argentina, and Felix frequently plays in Dino’s “family band” projects as heard on ECM albums including “Mojotoro” and “Juan Condori”. Anja Lechner has worked closely with Dino since the mid-1990s, beginning with the “Kultrum” alliance between Saluzzi and the Rosamunde Quartet; she has also recorded with him on the critically-acclaimed “Ojos Negros” in 2006. “Navidad de Los Andes” (Andean Nativity) has its own distinct character, at once simple and elusive, like the magical realist tales of the region. From the liner notes by Leopoldo Castilla: “In this beautiful musical work sound is born with the intensity of the wind and the powerful progression of the sand that preserves memories. Between these forces, the melody creates spaces that rise or cascade slowly downward like empty skies. (…) Suddenly, the tango, an outsider, with a hat and a black moon, enters the scene. A long shadow, enticed by the river of music.”