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Nicolas Simion:
Luca's Dream
LUCA'S DREAM coverRaised on folk and classical music in his native Transylvania, turned onto jazz during his military service and schooled in Bucharest and Vienna, saxophonist Nicolas Simion bursts on the scene with Luca’s Dream, a 10-tune musical travelogue with a Balkan bent.

Simion is joined, in this pianoless trio, by bassist Ed Schuller, drummer and multi-percussionist Patrice Heral (or, on several tracks, Victor Lewis) in a program of original folk and European classical music-influenced originals and modern “standards” by Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman.

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PERFORMERS
Nicolas Simion, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, kaval, percussion;  
Ed Schuller
, bassPatrice Heral, drums, tablas, percussion (1-3, 5-6, 8-9);  
Victor Jones
, drums (4, 7, 10)
   
PROGRAM
1. Transylvanian Blue 9:21
2. Underground #1 3:39
3. Letter from My Mother 8:23
4. Blues Connotation - Ornette Coleman 4:59
5. Flautando (Dedicated to George Enescu) 7:11
6. Gypsy Song 9:25
7. Duke Ellingtons Sound of Love - Charles Mingus 8:48
8. Bemsha Swing - Thelonious Monk/Denzil Best 7:38
9. Il Piccolo 7:54
10. Lucas Dream (Dedicated to Luca Novac) 6:21
 All compositions by Nicolas Simion, except where noted.
Recorded on June 23-24, 1992, except 4, 7 & 10 recorded April 3, 1996.
  
Executive Producer: Gunther Schuller
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