Elina Duni

Partir (ECM 2587)

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Partir

Elina Duni

ECM

602567086413

ECM 151971

ECM 2587

JAZZ

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CD 13,22 €

After two highly ECM acclaimed albums - Matanë Malit and Dallëndyshe - with her quartet, Elina Duni issues her most intimate recording to date. On this entirely solo album, the Tirana-born vocalist accompanies herself on piano, guitar and frame drum, interpreting songs from very diverse sources - from folk songs and chansons to singer-songwriter ballads. Here we find traditional music from Albania, Kosovo, Armenia, Macedonia, Switzerland and Arab-Andalusia as well as Jacques Brel’s “Je ne sais pas”, Alain Oulman’s “Meu Amor”, Domenico Modugno’s “Amara Terra Mia”, Elina’s own “Let Us Dive In” and more. Twelve songs altogether, sung in nine languages: Albanian, German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Armenian, Yiddish and Arabic. Elina Duni’s uniquely-expressive voice and her pared-down arrangements locate a common thread of longing that runs through the material, as Partir brings together songs of love, loss and leaving, songs of the pain of separation and the courage to seek new beginnings.

ELINA DUNI, voice, piano, guitar, percussion.

Recorded July 14-17, 2017 La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines.

TRACKS:

01. Amara Terra Mia
02. Let Us Dive In
03. Meu Amor
04. Lamma Bada Yatathanna
05. Vishnja
06. Lusnak Gisher
07. Oyfn Veg
08. Kanga e Kurbetit
09. Ani Kaj Lulije
10. Vaj Si Kenka
11. Je Ne Sais Pas
12. Schönster Abestärn