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Alex Martin's Amérique Latine | Nostalgia for Terra Incognita

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Nostalgia for Terra Incognita

by Alex Martin's Amérique Latine

"New World jazz" that includes Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, and other influences, including French and Arabic music
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Alex Martin's Amerique Latine
7:00 $0.99
2. Blue Baiao
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4:11 $0.99
3. Coraçao Vagabundo
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6:04 $0.99
4. Occaneechi
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4:13 $0.99
5. Pas De Deux Des Frangines
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4:58 $0.99
6. Tecún Umán, Pedro De Alvarado, and the Quetzal
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5:07 $0.99
7. Chelsea Bridge
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6:01 $0.99
8. Bye-ya
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3:52 $0.99
9. We Returned to This
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4:23 $0.99
10. Saudade Da Terra Incognita
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6:20 $0.99
11. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
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6:37 $0.99
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Born in Brittany, the Celtic province of France, raised mostly in rural North Carolina, and a traveler through Spain and Latin America now living in Washington, DC, Alex has always sought to create music that expresses his unique confluence of world cultures, what he calls “New World jazz.” A former novelist and poet with an MA from the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at Austin, he seeks to make music that tells stories of the exotic and the familiar--the “exotic” always being familiar to some of us. He found an ideal vehicle for this effort in the quartet Amérique Latine, formed with vocalist Lena Seikaly (of Palestinian descent), bassist Leonardo Lucini, and drummer Alejandro Lucini (brothers who grew up in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro). The group’s CD, Nostalgia for Terra Incognita (2007), navigates the waters where these cultures meet. Nostalgia includes six compositions by Alex as well as five standards from the U.S., French, and Brazilian repertoires, approached from the group’s distinct perspective on the musical world. The result is an attempt to map the group's own Terra Incognita, a land of memory and imagination.



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nostalgia for terra incognita
I live in Paris and hope Alex Martin andhis band will tour through France soon. I especially love the songs Occaneechi and Pas de deux des Frangines, but they are all great. Can't wait for the next album!


Refreshing and evocative
I just bought this CD at Artmosphere (Mt.Rainier,MD) and love it! It is so nice to have such quality music originating from our city! I never really got into jazz much
(except maybe with Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Return to Forever or even Jean
Luc Ponty) but this is so nice, the chording is refreshing, the vocals superb, bass is so right, percussion excellent. The music as a whole evokes a peaceful yet thoughtful place and time. Keep it up!