Nuove Musiche


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Review Text The idea behind Sarah Pillow's Nuove Musiche was to take 17th century melodies and give them a jazz-rock treatment. Pillow sings the original lyrics, whether they be in English, Spanish, Italian, or French (an English translation is provided in the booklet). Musical background is provided by the jazz-rock outfit Brand X (Percy Jones, bass; John Goodsall, guitars; Frank Katz, drums; Marc Wagnon, keys), helped by guests Chris Speed (clarinet on one track) and Beverly Au (viola on one track). All tracks have been rearranged by Pillow, Wagnon, and Goodsall, keeping the melody and most of the chord progressions intact, but the incarnations this music takes are varied and quite surprising, including jazz-rock ("Usurpator Tiranno"), funk ("Exulta, Filia Sion"), jazz ballad ("Il Mio Cocente Ardore"), and classical crossover ("Orphée"). The album's unifying factor resides in Pillow's warm and delicate voice delivering these beautiful melodies from Purcell, Monteverdi, Caccini, and Dowland, which can't help but sound anachronistic. The stylistic shifts from one piece to another might puzzle some listeners and, the fact is, some experiments are not that conclusive. Overall, however, Nuove Musiche is an enjoyable attempt at revamping and introducing this repertoire to the jazz public. ~ François Couture

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Amarilli Mia Bella - 5:31
  2. 2. Come Away, Come Sweet Love - 4:19
  3. 3. Exulta, Filia Syon - 6:12
  4. 4. Mio Cocente Ardore - 4:07
  5. 5. Dido's Lament, Recitative - 1:46
  6. 6. Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas - 5:03
  7. 7. Usurpator Tiranno - 6:13
  8. 8. Fatal Hour - 4:26
  9. 9. Air (Decid Cómo Peude Ser) - 5:47
  10. 10. Orphee - 3:33
  11. 11. Can He Excuse My Wrongs? - 4:08

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