Cuore di Terra
CNI, Italy (www.cnimusic.it)
Lucilla Galeazzi comes from Umbria with a classic voice; controlled, refined and yet so full of spirit it absolutely explodes. She has performed in theater groups, semi-classical ensembles and folk music revivals, but it was her work with Philippe Eidel's Mammas project (with Equidad Bares, Yiota Vei and Hayet Ayad) that brought her recognition around Europe and America. Now her 1997 album Cuore di Terra has been reissued, and it is a most welcome one, indeed. It is a stripped down affair featuring a fine ensemble. Massimo Nardi's guitar anchors the sound with percussion from Nicola Raffone. The core trio is rounded out by Carlo Mariani on launeddas, a reed instrument with a drone much like a bagpipe. There is occasional flute, clarinet or bass for color.
See a review of her 2001 recording, Lunario
Lucilla Galleazzi's CDs are available at cdRoots
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