What are you listening to?: The stunning Magico-Carta de Amor is classic European Jazz produced by Manfred Eicher featuring Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti & Charlie Haden

A fascinating set from three strong and contrasting musical personalities: Norwegian saxophonist, Brazilian guitarist-pianist, and US bassist making purposeful and creative music together on this previously unreleased live recording. Carta de Amor documents music captured at Munichs Amerika Haus in April 1981. Two years on from the much-loved albums Magico and Folk Songs, the trio’s improvisational empathy and sensibilities were further honed by experiences as a touring group.

Repertoire includes five pieces from Gismontis pen, with the title track heard in two variations, opening and closing this enthralling double album. Also heard here are Garbarek’s folk song arrangements and an extended, freewheeling version of his composition Spor. Charlie Haden brings in La Pasionaria, from the repertoire of the Liberation Music Orchestra and All That Is Beautiful, not previously documented on disc.

Recorded by Manfred Eicher and Martin Wieland in 1981, mixed from original analog tapes by Eicher and Jan Erik Kongshaug in 24 bit/96 kHz in 2012. ~Editorial Review | Amazon

Original Release Date: August 14, 2012

At your leisure, spin the understated beauty of “MAGICOCARTA DE AMOR” by Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti & Charlie Haden

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