Odyssee - A Journey into the Light Quadro Nuevo

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Label: Fine Music

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

Artist: Quadro Nuevo

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  • 1Odyssee Calling03:29
  • 2Between the Waves06:01
  • 3Poseidon's Revenge03:56
  • 4Ciclope Senza Vista Mare05:01
  • 5Dionysos05:23
  • 6And, Pull!04:12
  • 7Vulcano04:12
  • 8Waiting08:07
  • 9Odysseus in the Surf03:32
  • 10My Name Is Circe06:14
  • 11Lullaby for Ikarus05:56
  • 12Children's Daydream05:12
  • 13Aeolian Echoes03:46
  • 14Swinging Odyssee03:30
  • Total Runtime01:08:31

Info for Odyssee - A Journey into the Light

Many of the ancient tales that continue to inspire us to this day involve epic journeys…

Icarus’ flight to freedom, Jason and his Argonauts, Aeneas’ search for a new home and, of course, Odysseus’ swashbuckling journey.

Globetrotting German group Quadro Nuevo have long been enthralled by these tales of Greek mythology and their latest release brims with stories, adventure and contemplations on power, wealth, luck and wisdom.

You’ll find hymnal improvisations alongside a driven ska groove, a sea Bossanova in early-season 5/4 time as well as a heartfelt lullaby for the fallen Icarus or an earthy ballad for the waiting Penelope.

Planned for months before launching into action, the adventurous collective around Quadro Nuevo, consisting of 30 travelers, sailed through the realms of ancient stories for weeks, via Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, entering the Wild West of the ancient world.

While the 4-piece band brought four other musicians on board for this journey, they were also accompanied by a brain researcher from the Berlin Charité, Homer specialists who speak Ancient Greek, art historians, an adventurous biologist who studies the history of mankind, a crime writer, a yoga master and a range of photographers and culture enthusiasts.

“Like children on a great adventure playground, we sail through the myth-enshrouded world of the Aeolians. Mediterranean islands far removed from our digital high-speed age. Bubbling volcanoes, blue sea depths, rocks like sculptures formed by an artist’s hand”

Meandering around the ancient sagas, and listening to this Odyssee, perhaps this tale will inspire others on their own epic journey.

Quadro Nuevo

Quadro Nuevo
The group Quadro Nuevo was born on a grey January day in 1996 when four young musicians met for the first time on a parking lot near Salzburg.

The four, who had only vaguely heard of each other before then, had been commissioned to produce a movie score for the Austrian TV station ORF. The fee for the recording was subsequently blown in the local Casino and the film was never broadcast.

But on that day, one thing was clear: a new quartet with an unmistakable sound had been born. From now on, there would only be Quadro Nuevo, the love of nostalgic acoustic music, traveling together evening after evening, from stage to stage. A dream became reality, the joyous exuberance audible in every note.

The quartet has now performed at many renowned festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, the International Burghausen Jazz Weeks, the Rheingau Music Festival, Merano Music Weeks, Saalfelden Jazz Days, the Ollinkan Festival in Mexico City and the Quebec Festival. Aside from their numerous CDs, the group has published the 224-page autobiographical road book Grand Voyage and audiobooks with Ulrich Tukur, Ulrike Kriener, Udo Wachtveitl and Michael Fitz.

This album contains no booklet.

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