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Sounds of the Nordic Islands II

by Villu Veski & Tiit Kalluste 5tet

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Öland 08:39
Come, come 06:11
Wheel 04:37
Voyage 04:19
Wellspring 09:43
Wedding Song 05:37


“Sounds of the Nordic Islands II” is a sequel to Villu Veski - Tiit Kalluste first album, Sounds of the Nordic Islands.

"The idea to record a CD of this name arose after a concert tour in Faroe Islands where the severe beauty of northern nature, folk tunes, legends and myths inspired us to journey also to other northern islands - Aland, Gotland, Öland, Rügen, Saaremaa (Ösel) and Hiiumaa (Dagö).
Gettings together with people who still remember ancient airs - once sung on coasts and islands - have fired to continue the rut once started. The saxophone-accordion sound, familiar from the first album is replaced on the present one by a quintet of musicians of different nationalities. Remained has the idea - to create music which contains centuries-old information encoded into sounds. In this way, and only within a song do meet two men from Muhu (Moon) and a musician of African roots who all together are on lookout for wife.
It is even slightly symbolic that the album was released on Faroe Islands - the place where the idea of recording the musical travelogue "Sounds of the Nordic Islands" once was born."
Villu Veski & Tiit Kalluste


released December 1, 2002

Villu Veski & Tiit Kalluste 5tet:
Villu Veski - soprano and tenor saxophones
Tiit Kalluste - accordion, diatonic accordion
Raimonds Macats - keyboards, harmonica and vocals
Taavo Remmel - double bass
Abdissa "Mamba" Assefa - ethnic percussions

Recorded at Estonian Radio's Studio in 2000/2001
Recording and engineering by Maido Maadik and Tanel Klesment
Mixing and mastering by Maido Maadik
Design by Atko Januson

Produced by Villu Veski, Tiit Kalluste and Kristian Blak


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Tiit Kalluste Estonia

Accordionist Tiit Kalluste specialized in improvisational music and jazz. His activities opened up a completely new facet in the Estonian accordion history. Starting out with classical jazz, Tiit has over the years found his own musical handwriting, in tune with the Nordic state of mind. He is one of the initiators and the author of the music of the projects NordicSounds and Jazz 'n' Tango. ... more

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