Luz Negra

Richard Galliano

12 February 2007

Influenced by Latin-American melodies, Luz Negra was recorded in Sao Paulo in September 2006.  Richard Galliano's first studio album since 2001's Face To Face, this is a powerful and expressive offering.  Accordionist Richard Galliano has succeeded, through his musical emphasis on melody, rhythm and harmony, in imposing his instrument in musical contexts that previously ignored it ( jazz festivals Montreal etc.and classical) to revitalise a musical tradition, expanding its emotional range to reflect modern sensibilities, and opening it up to improvisation learned through jazz.