Norma Winstone

Descansado - Songs For Films (ECM 2567)

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Descansado - Songs For Films

Norma Winstone

ECM

602557869897

ECM 151780

ECM 2567

JAZZ

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CD 13,22 €

For its fourth ECM album, a creative journey into the world of film music, Norma Winstone’s trio with Klaus Gesing and Glauco Venier is augmented by guests Helge Andreas Norbakken and Mario Brunello. Together they explore music written by Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, William Walton, Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, Armando Trovajoli, Madredeus, Luis Bacalov and Dario Marianelli for the movies of Scorsese, Godard, Wenders, Jewison, Zeffirelli, Olivier and more.
Descansado, named after Trovajoli’s regretful-yet-buoyant tune for Vittorio De Sica’s 1963 film Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, is an album that works on several levels. Thoroughly involving as a set of graceful songs, it also invites the listener to reflect on the creative relationships between directors and composers, and the many ways in which music so often subtly contributes to the emotional tone of a film.
Some of the pieces here count as classics of the film song genre, among them Nina Rota’s “What Is A Youth” and Michel Legrand’s “His Eyes, Her Eyes”, transformed in the performances by Winstone and company. For six of the songs Norma has written new words.

PERSONNEL:

NORMA WINSTONE, vocals
GLAUCO VENIER, piano
KLAUS GESING, soprano sax, bass clarinet

Guests:

HELGE ANDREAS NORBAKKEN, percussion
MARIO BRUNELLO, violoncello

Udine, Italy, March 2017.

TRACKS:

01. His Eyes, Her Eyes
02. What Is A Youth?
03. Descansado
04. Vivre Sa Vie
05. Lisbon Story
06. Malena
07. Il Postino
08. Amarcord (I Remember)
09. Meryton Townhall
10. Touch Her Soft Lips and Part
11. "Theme from Taxi Driver (So Close To Me Blues)"
12. Vivre Sa Vie (var.)