Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa
Label: Tûk Music/Bonsaï Music
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: January 24, 2012
Alma is the new recording collaboration between six-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban composer and pianist, Omar Sosa, and celebrated Italian trumpet and flugelhorn player, Paolo Fresu. The CD features guest cello contributions on four tracks by the masterful Brazilian conductor, arranger, producer, and cellist, Jaques Morelenbaum.
The music on Alma, meaning ‘soul’ in Spanish, is a mix of jazz and Cuban and world music, melodic and soulful, including a fiery version of Omar’s composition Angustia. Mr. Morelenbaum is featured on both the title track, Alma, and the opening track, S’Inguldu, as well as Omar Sosa’s new composition, Crepuscolo, and the version of Paul Simon’s Under African Skies.