Carlo Vutera | Ammore

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Ammore

by Carlo Vutera

Latin-Italian-Cuban World Music. The exciting next wave of "Buena Vista Social Club" musicians.
Genre: Latin: Bolero
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1. Anema e core
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3:45 album only
2. Maria o mari
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4:03 album only
3. Ammore
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4:31 album only
4. Resta cu'mme'
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3:45 album only
5. Malafemmena
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4:36 album only
6. Accarezzame
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4:18 album only
7. O sole mio
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2:15 album only
8. tu si na cosa grande
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3:41 album only
9. Passione
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4:17 album only
10. Munasterio e Santa Chiara
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4:10 album only
11. Nun e' peccato
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3:23 album only
12. Torna a Surriento
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4:07 album only
13. A Vucchella
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3:48 album only
14. O sole mio (Bonus track)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In the realm of "world music," Carlo Vutera has become a force to be reckoned with, having embarked on an entirely original undertaking with his album Ammore. Boleri Napoletani: Neapolitan love songs arranged in the manner of Cuban boleros. A professional tenor, he succeeds in adapting his operatic background to the service of the many types of music he has chosen to perform. And Naples has never seemed so close to Havana, thanks to the arrangements of three remarkable musicians: the groundbreaking pianist Roberto Carcasses; the alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry-Cabrera (best known for his contribution to !Cubanismo!); and the phenomenal drummer Dafnis Prieto. Here, the strings emphasize the romanticism of the original songs without ostentation, and on every track the sense of detail and nuance prevails, particularly in the playing of guest soloists such as Irakere trumpeter Julio Padron and exeptional voice of Anais Abreu. The brass arrangements by Yosvany lend a suggestive Afro-Cuban color to the tunes without overwhelming their Italian roots. One track, "Torna a Surriento," sings the praises of Sorrento and evokes the sirens, to whom myth attributes the founding of Naples: according to the story, one of the sirens perished at the exact future location of the city after throwing herself into the sea to evade the ruse of Ulysses. The song says that you can't leave the Sorrento coast « because of the mermaids, calling you, loving you. ». Music should always be like this: like his compatriots Gianmaria Testa and Romano Zanotti, Carlo Vutera is a singer of many charms.

Damien Bonelli
(Translation: Brent Hayes Edwards)


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Heather Berg

Ammore is pure ecstasy - a romantic's heaven on earth!
For the true romantics of the world, this cd is pure ecstasy! Carlo Vutera's singing takes you to another world where there exists only love and tenderness. The beauty of the Italian language in song coupled with the Cuban instrumentation tugs at your heartstrings and leaves them singing...this music has changed my life!

Heather Berg

Ammore is pure ecstasy - a romantic's heaven on earth!
For the true romantics of the world, this cd is pure ecstasy! Carlo Vutera's singing takes you to another world where there exists only love and tenderness. The beauty of the Italian language in song coupled with the Cuban instrumentation tugs at your heartstrings and leaves them singing...this music has changed my life!