Each title on Andina, Dino Saluzzi’s second solo album for ECM, describes a different facet of the bandoneón prodigy’s creative process. He is the forlorn sonic architect, using melody to construct a world of indelible impressions, and perhaps nowhere more so than in “Memories,” which in both concept and execution seems the culmination of his notecraft and the spirit on which it thrives. Saluzzi makes an organ of his instrument, suspending a new ornament from every echoed moment, each a forgiving step into a shaded past. And in that past we encounter a life in miniature.
DINO SALUZZI, bandeon, flute
Recorded May 1988 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo.
01. Dance - In The Morning 02. Winter 03. Transmutation - Romanza And Toccata 04. Remoteness - ...And The Years Went By 05. Tango Of Oblivion 5a. Introduction 5b. Dance 5c. The End 06. Choral - The Man Of The Miracles 07. Waltz For Verena 08. Andina 8a. Toccata (My Father) 8b. Huaino (...My Small Town) 8c. The End (...And The Days Arrived) O9. Memories