Valo, the Finnish word for "light", is the name of the new CD and project of Max De Aloe Baltic Trio in which the Italian musician plays with two champions of North-European jazz: the Finnish guitarist Niklas Winter and the Danish double-bass player Jesper Bodilsen.
The sound of the trio is influenced by the rarefied atmosphere of the Nordic jazz, but it is mixed with the authentic melodic flavor that has always characterized Max De Aloe's music.
The idea in Valo is to blend original tunes, composed by the three musicians, with revised early music tunes. Among the last ones we can find Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell but also some musical gems found in the Finnish cathedral in Turku on Graduale Aboense, a music score composed using neumes, dating back to the XIV and XV centuries.
The rarefied and magic Nordic jazz meets the music of the past and the great Italian melody. A musical journey through surreal and dreamy atmospheres, in which the listener is ravished by the idea of the light of the Great North expressed in music.
Max De Aloe, histrionic and visionary artist, leader of original and sophisticated musical projects, is considered one of the most active harmonicists in Europe.
Niklas Winter is an eclectic and original musician. He studied at the well-known Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has an intense activity in Northern Europe and Japan, where he has organized 17 tours in the last few years.
Jesper Bodilsen Who has been playing with Bollani Nordic Trio for years, won the Django d'oro jazz prize in 2004 as the best European musician. This is by far the most important Award in jazz world in Europe
De Aloe Max
- chromatic harmonica
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