Port Saïd Street

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Returning for a more European album of jazz, cellist Jonas Tauber combines with guitarist Francis Coletta for Port Saïd Street, at once an ode to Marseilles and an exploration of modern string jazz. The pieces center around the interplay between deep and light sounds, all persisting for just a bit after the initial plucking and wavering with a bit of added color. The cello in particular allows a bit of a seaside ambience as it moves from bowing to plucking and back, entirely fitting for the Marseilles tribute. The compositions feature a mix of pieces specific to the artists' time in Marseilles and combine the seemingly nautical aspects of the cello with the guitar's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Returning for a more European album of jazz, cellist Jonas Tauber combines with guitarist Francis Coletta for Port Saïd Street, at once an ode to Marseilles and an exploration of modern string jazz. The pieces center around the interplay between deep and light sounds, all persisting for just a bit after the initial plucking and wavering with a bit of added color. The cello in particular allows a bit of a seaside ambience as it moves from bowing to plucking and back, entirely fitting for the Marseilles tribute. The compositions feature a mix of pieces specific to the artists' time in Marseilles and combine the seemingly nautical aspects of the cello with the guitar's relevance for pieces befitting a bustling port. They run through João Gilberto-like samba elements to Andalusian guitar elements and straightforward cool jazz elements alike. Even the classic numbers ("Body and Soul," "Caravan") get a treatment befitting the environment, and just a bit of a knowing wink to the Hot Club jazz of old.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2011
  • Label: Origin Records
  • UPC: 805558258022
  • Catalog Number: 82580
  • Sales rank: 369,829

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Surfin' On The Neck - Francis Coletta (3:59)
  2. 2 Vasilè - Francis Coletta (6:59)
  3. 3 Nica's Dream - Francis Coletta (5:14)
  4. 4 Body And Soul - Francis Coletta (8:31)
  5. 5 La Calanque - Francis Coletta (5:34)
  6. 6 How Insensitive - Francis Coletta (7:16)
  7. 7 Route Des Epices - Francis Coletta (5:30)
  8. 8 Misty Cat - Francis Coletta (5:10)
  9. 9 Port Saïd Street - Francis Coletta (3:08)
  10. 10 Caravan - Francis Coletta (6:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jonas Tauber Primary Artist, Cello
Technical Credits
Horace Silver Composer
John Bishop Layout
Duke Ellington Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Jonas Tauber Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Friedrun Reinhold Cover Photo
Francis Coletta Composer, Producer
André "Averell" Schorderet Mastering
Bryan Coletta Engineer
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