domingo, 2 de agosto de 2015

VIJAZZ 2015: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

"(...) Given what a rare combination of artists this project brings, "As a chemistry experiment, the album is a knockout," exclaims the New York Times music critic Nate Chinen. And given how different Redman's style is from the trio's, "it is impressive how much vital presence he brings to the Bad Plus without altering the band’s dynamic." This proves true straight through the end of the album, "Silence Is the Question." "Beginning in a hush and slowly building to a roar," says Chinen, "it’s the album’s closing track, for good reason: By the all-important metric of group cohesion, it couldn’t be any more convincing." Read the complete review at nytimes.com.

The album is "a roaring and beautiful summit meeting," says NPR's Tom Moon. "The ideas are impressive by themselves, but become more powerful as Redman and the rhythm section go about developing them ... [T]he real triumph of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman: It exhibits genuinely fresh thinking." The album, he concludes, "draws on a range of old ideas (as old as Chopin nocturnes and '60s rock) as fuel for a journey into the murky, terrifying, thrilling unknown." Texto íntegro en la web de Joshua Redman


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Ethan Iverson_piano
Reid Anderson_contrabajo
Dave King_batería

VIJAZZ 2015, Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, 04.07.15





sábado, 1 de agosto de 2015

VIJAZZ 2015: Stanley Clarke Band

"(...) I remember when we started out, when everyone was saying “Go get a manager,” we had friends. We all had about, between the four of us, we had like maybe 10-12 close friends, and they were -- that was our infrastructure. They were the guys who helped push us. And the radio hated us at first because we were jazz musicians with big amplifiers playing as loud as we could possibly play, and fast. And we looked good, and we were smiling, so we didn’t look like the typical jazz musicians who were strung out, with their back turned to the audience, you know, downtrodden and all that kind of stuff that the jazz critics loved to write about back then.

And so we just pushed our way through because we had people that believed in us. And I am still that type of idealist that believes that, when you have people who believe in you, it makes you greater. It makes you better and you just keep going. Now that’s what I would tell my kids (...)."  
Texto extraído de Stanley Clarke Interview: School Days Revisited for Bass Legend



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Stanley Clarke Band
Stanley Clarke_contrabajo_bajo eléctrico
Beka Gochiashvili_piano y teclados
Mike Mitchell_batería
Cameron Graves_teclado
VIJAZZ 2015, Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, 03.07.15



martes, 7 de julio de 2015

domingo, 28 de junio de 2015

Martirio & Raúl Rodríguez


Uno se despide

Insensiblemente de pequeñas cosas.

Lo mismo que un árbol
Que en tiempo de otoño se queda sin hojas.

Al fin la tristeza es la muerte lenta de las simples cosas
Esas cosas simples que quedan doliendo en el corazón.

Uno vuelve siempre a los viejos sitios donde amo la vida
Y entonces comprende como están de ausentes las cosas queridas.

Por eso muchacha no partas ahora soñando el regreso
Que el amor es simple y a las cosas simples las devora el tiempo.

Demórate a ti, en la luz solar de este medio día
Donde encontraras con el pan al sol la mesa tendida.

Por eso muchacha no partas ahora soñando el regreso
Que el amor es simple y a las cosas simples las devora el tiempo.

Uno vuelve siempre a los viejos sitios donde amo la vida...


Canción de las simples cosas
(Armando Tejada Gómez - César Isella)


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Martirio & Raúl Rodríguez
Filin' del Sur
Festival Internacional del Bolero
Jamboree, Barcelona, 20.06.15


domingo, 14 de junio de 2015

Tot és blanc

"Quan la sang té gust de gel, 
quan la fam és pols de neu, 
quan confons el fred i el vent, 
quan de nit sentim cridar les veus del sud, 
tot és blanc." 


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© R.Domínguez - Tot és blanc


Adrià Plana_guitarra y voz
Galdrid Plana interpretando Sir Ernest Shakleton
Gabriel Amargant_saxo
Pau Sala_contrabajo
Ramón Prats_batería
Jaume Coll_autor
Jamboree, Barcelona, 02.06.15