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MORNING GLORY PLUS LIVE IN NEW YORK MAY 2009
The long awaited comeback of the widely acclaimed trio since its previous album Aurora.
The piano genious of Agusti Fernandez accompanied by Barry Guy on drums and Ramon Lopez on drums, this time under the label MAYA.
CD1 Morning Glory
... Morning Glory rises as a monument dedicated to all music; music that has come and gone, music in the making, and music yet to come. Any genre, any emotion, any referent finds expression in this work, where introspection (An Anonymous Soul) mixes with euphoria (Morning Glory), love (La ni a de la calle Ibiza) with grieving over a love that shall remain unspoken (Mourning), and a wink at baroque forms (Benito) with one at Ornette Coleman (Zahor)... Two sides of a coin, and a strong enough argument to accept the invitation extended by these three boatmen to enlist on a journey where relentless search, uncertain outcomes, and constant surprises are the leitmotiv for them surely, but for us as well. From the liner notes by Ferran Esteve.
Recorded in the Jazz Standard Studio, NYCD2 Live in New York
, May 14th 2009