Wed April 3, 2024

Yta Moreno / Christian Gonsior / Bernhard Koeper 'Ouro Negro' (BRA/A)

Yta Moreno: guitar, vocals
Christian Gonsior: tenor saxophone, flute
Bernhard Koeper: percussion

Ouro Negro - CD Präsentation

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"Ouro Negro" enchants with the melancholy, special harmony of tenor saxophone and voice, supported by percussion. Transparent sound creates a unique sound through the deliberately reduced, unusual instrumentation: light, airy, relaxed. "Ouro Negro" means "Black Gold" and refers to the valuable treasure of music that we owe largely to the black population of North and South America, with the suffering of slavery and discrimination palpable in the background.

The all-rounder Yta Moreno from Rio (here on vocals and guitar) and the Viennese saxophonist Christian Gonsior have been making music together since the mid-1990s and share an enthusiasm for the infinitely rich Afro-Brazilian music world. They immerse themselves in the fascination of rhythms and sounds, create something new from them and take the listener on an exotic, magical journey. As a trio, they present well-known, old-fashioned bossas and sambas as well as their own compositions, influenced by the musical colorfulness of Brazil and North American jazz. Moreno composes funky pieces, but also choros inspired by nature experiences, such as birdsong, and naturally integrates the melancholy mood of lost loves, the melancholy and the Brazilian attitude to life of saudade. Retro! (press release)