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Alex Martin's Amerique Latine - Nostalgia for Terra Incognita (2007)

21-10-2014, 05:06
Jazz | World | Latin

Alex Martin's Amerique Latine - Nostalgia for Terra Incognita (2007)

Artist: Alex Martin's Amerique Latine
Title Of Album: Nostalgia for Terra Incognita
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Alex Martin / Pajarito Verde Records
Genre: World Fusion, Mediterranean, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 00:58:52
Total Size: 355 MB


01. Sous Le Ciel De Paris (7:00)
02. Blue Baiao (4:11)
03. Coraçao Vagabundo (6:04)
04. Occaneechi (4:13)
05. Pas De Deux Des Frangines (4:58)
06. Tecún Umán, Pedro De Alvarado, and the Quetzal (5:07)
07. Chelsea Bridge (6:01)
08. Bye-ya (3:52)
09. We Returned to This (4:23)
10. Saudade Da Terra Incognita (6:20)
11. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (6:37)

Alex Martin (jazz guitar) found an ideal vehicle for this effort in the quartet Amérique Latine, formed with vocalist Lena Seikaly (of Palestinian descent), bassist Leonardo Lucini, and drummer Alejandro Lucini (brothers who grew up in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro).

What do you get when you put together a Franco-American jazz guitarist, former novelist, and poet with a Palestinian-American vocalist and two brothers from Rio who have been making rhythms together since they were old enough to slap their hands against the table? Amérique Latine, a Washington, DC-based quartet that has just released its first CD, Nostalgia for Terra Incognita. The group was brought together by the members' love of Brazilian music and a musical curiosity that keeps them exploring beyond, searching for uncharted regions of what they call "New World jazz." Martin's guitars pair with Seikaly's vocals to create a unique melodic voice that carries them through original compositions by Martin as well as standards from the Brazilian, French, and U.S. repertoires, all approached from Amérique Latine's distinct perspective on the musical world ...

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