The sound of Europe. Within ten years and hundreds of concerts in Scandinavia, Central-, Southern- and Eastern-Europe and the Near- and Middle East, the trio "Mare Nostrum", consisting of the Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, French accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano and Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren has established itself as one of the most prominent ensembles of "The sound of Europe", drawing inspiration from jazz, classical and folk-/song-tradition - from the northernmost to the southernmost part of the continent.
The old saying that ‘all good things come in threes’ might be a cliché with no particular logic to it, but as a way to describe the virtues of Mare Nostrum, it’s right on the money. Twelve years ago, Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, French accordionist Richard Galliano and Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren, all from the upper echelons of European jazz, formed their trio. Each has his roots in the musical tradition of his home country, and each has used it to develop his own musical language. These are musicians who bring their individuality and inspiration to a multitude of projects in modern jazz, and so transcend borders and connect genres. All three men have poetry in their playing. Their love of melody binds them together, and does so more than ever in this new third album.In fact, "Mare Nostrum III" completes a trilogy of alb...line up
Paolo Fresu / trumpet & flugelhorn
Richard Galliano / accordion, bandoneon & accordina
Jan Lundgren / piano
Produced by René Hess / HR Music
Recorded (May 28 - 30, 2018), mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg.
Cover art by Federico Herrero
Half Speed Lacquer Disc Cutting by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios Berlin
This record has to be played at 45rpm