Richard Galliano - Luz NegraWarner Jazz
Recorded in Sao Paulo last year this is Richard Galliano's first studio album since 2001's 'Face To Face'. There is of course a very strong Latin American influence but the jazz (he's played with Chet Baker, Michel Petrucciani and Jan Garbarek amongst many top jazz names) and classical references that have featured so prominently in his evolving career are woven within too by this excellent musician. Re-released at the same time is a remastered version of 1992's 'Solo' a tribute to Astor Piazzolla who was in a coma at the time of the recording. Both are full of textures, passion and superb music.
Graham Radley, 03/07