Magico: Carta de Amor
|Magico: Cara de Amor|
|Studio album by Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti & Charlie Haden|
|Released||November 6, 2012|
|Recorded||April 1981, Amerikahaus, München|
|Jan Garbarek, chronology|
Magico: Carta de Amor is live album by saxophonist Jan Garbarek, guitarist Egberto Gismonti and bassist Charlie Haden recorded in 1981 and released on the ECM label in 2012. The album follows the trio's first two recordings Magico (1979) and Folk Songs (1981).
The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "Magico: Carta de Amor is a musical treasure trove that features three players from three continents working in near-symbiotic dialogue, offering music that showcases compositional and improvisational mastery, yet transcends the limitations of genre classification".
The Guardian's John Fordham noted "It's an impassioned and fiercely improvisational collection of variations on powerful themes by all three, touching on Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra repertoire and Garbarek's free-jazz history".
All About Jazz correspondent John Kelman commented "Carta de Amor is a reminder of how a particular point in time, when the pan-cultural and cross-genre interests of three artists from vastly different backgrounds and musical upbringings, could come together in rare synchronicity".
All compositions by Egberto Gismonti except as indicated
- "Carta de Amor" - 7:25
- "La Pasionara" (Charlie Haden) - 16:26
- "Cego Aderaldo" - 9:50
- "Folk Song" (Traditional) - 8:09
- "Don Quixote" - 8:25
- "Spor" (Jan Garbarek) - 14:01
- "Branquinho" - 7:37
- "All That Is Beautiful" (Haden) - 15:35
- "Palhaço" - 9:12
- "Two Folk Songs" (Traditional) - 3:39
- "Carta de Amor, Var." - 7:35
- Charlie Haden — bass
- Jan Garbarek — soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
- Egberto Gismonti — guitar, piano