L’albero Dei Bradipi (Passion records, 2007)
Italian band Sur Sum Corda presents a collection of captivating songs that blend Italian folk, Mediterranean ambiance and troubadour music with classical, jazz and world music elements. The lyrics are poetic, with a charming delivery by Giampiero ‘Nero’ Sanzari, who is also a multi-instrumentalist. The rest of the band includes guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Piero ‘Cirano’ Bruni’; Francesco Saverio Gliozzi on cello and strings; and Claudia Verdelocco on oboe, slide flute and English Horn. In addition, there are guest musicians throughout the album on piano, percussion, accordion and trumpet, that add a rich palette of sounds.
The name of the group, Sursumcorda, derives from the the Latin Sur Sum Corda, which means “Lift up your hearts.” The group came to the attention of Passion Records in the United States. The label director Chris Florio and his wife met the sister of band member Gliozzi at a wedding in New York. “We fell in love with Sursumcorda’s music as soon as we heard it and are very proud to be helping to bring this beautiful music to American audiences.”
L’albero Dei Bradipi is a magical and richly expressive recording.
Buy the CD:
- In North America: L’albero Dei Bradipi
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.