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The album “SulaMadiana” is a collaboration between the duo of French percussionist Mino Cinelu and the Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, although on this evidence it’s probably best to regard both musicians as multi-instrumentalists.
The album title is not some ancient spell, but a confession to the musicians’ respective biographies. Sula is the island from which Molvær stems, Madiana is a synonym for Martinique, where Cinelu’s father comes from.
Mino Cinelu, who has achieved international fame on Miles Davis albums such as “We Want Miles” or “Amandla,” has worked with Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Sting, Santana, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.
Nils Petter Molvær is one of the most important figures in European jazz. His journey into the unexplored areas of music spans nearly a dozen records, with which he has explored various combinations of acoustic and electronic sounds.
They represent two worlds, which – at first glance – could hardly be more different but both are masters in the visualization of sound, and in changing the visible into the audible.
percussion, loops: Mino Cinelu
trumpet, loops, effects: Nils Petter Molvær