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by Troica

“Dor” is the result of Claudia Cervencaʼs longing for her real home. Although geographically speaking, this place is in Romania, every time you travel through the sonic worlds of “Troica” you will feel more clearly that her real home is the whole world. A
Genre: Jazz: Crossover Jazz
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1. Feata Museata
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2. Doda, Doda
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3. Batraneti, Haini Reli
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4. Seven Moods
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5. Dor
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6. Barbu
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7. Pasaruca de la Munte
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8. Fetele de la Capalna
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9. Departari
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10. Akirfa/Miorita
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Album Notes
Longing for faraway places. Inspired by her
imagination throughout her childhood and
teenage years, this longing for inaccessible
worlds behind the Iron Curtain had been there
from the beginning. And it was this longing that
made her move to Austria soon after
Ceauşescu`s dictatorship had ended. She
moved to a country where almost nobody spoke
her native language, a country where nobody
sang Romanian songs. She was cut off from the
music of home for many years. Then it
happened at a concert by Nicolas Simion, a
saxophonist and composer from Braşov,
Claudia Cervenca's home town, that some of
the ballads the band played evoked childhood
memories of Dumitru Fărcaşu, a famous
Romanian taragot player. Gradually, her desire
grew to sing those ballads herself - songs from
childhood days, sung by Sofia Vicoveanca and
later on by Maria Răducanu. Listening to these
songs revived her yearning ("Dor", which is also
the title song of the album) for those wonderful
Romanian landscapes studded with farmhouses,
haystacks on the meadows, horse-drawn
wagons on the roads...
Later on in her search for suitable songs,
Claudia Cervenca discovered songs in
Aromunian (Feata Muşeata). The sound of this
language had fascinated her ever since she was
a young girl because some words of this
minority language spoken in the Balkans
sounded like "Romanian with the syllables
turned upside down" to her - mysterious and
familiar at the same time.
Thus, the search for ancient songs, some of
them long forgotten, led right to the production
of "Dor", the debut album of "Troica". Romanian
folk music, however, was only the starting point
for the ten pieces on the album. Although the
roots of these songs are in Romania, when
listening closely you will find that they
sometimes reach out far beyond their "home
country" - ultimately, into another world.
Thus, "Depărtări/Afar" is a piece that might as well be based on the song of a
female shaman from Siberia or an Inuit chant from northern Canada.
Claudia Cervenca has found two congenial partners in Jan Roder on double
bass and Uli Soyka on drums, who support her with extraordinary empathy.
Together, these three musicians, highly experienced in jazz and free
improvisation, create a common language, a style of "painting" that uses
rhythms, sounds, bird calls as on "Păsărucă de la Munte" ("Little Mountain Bird")
to give the entire album a consistent musical character.



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