“Agüita que corre – Revisited”, Carles Benavent Ensemble

 

At the same time that “Vida” is released, Carles Benavent wants to pay tribute to drummer Roger Blavia (also featured in this session) publishing a unique and beautiful album “Agüita que corre – Revisited”, featuring arrangements for string quartet, by guitarist Joan Sanmarti.

 

CARLES BENAVENT ENSEMBLE:

  • Carles Benavent, electric bass, mandola, piccolo fretless, double bass
  • Joan Sanmarti, arrangements, guitar, sitar-guitar
  • Roger Blàvia, percussion
  • Angie Benavent, vocal (track 6)

STRING QUARTET:

  • Carlota Amargós, violin
  • Biel Graells, violin
  • Ushi Amrgós, viola
  • Jordi Claret, cello

“Agüita que corre” was originally released in 1995, as one of legendary Carles Benavent’s most celebrated albums. In 2012, under the musical direction and arrangements of guitarist Joan Sanmarti, a revisited version of the album is produced and recorded with the occasion of the Jazz Granollers jazz festival. Now the music is released under the title “Agüita que corre – Revisited”, featuring a string quartet along with the rhythm section leaded by Benavent on the electric bass, mandola, piccolo fretless, and double bass. An original and beautiful new angle to Benavent’s classic repertoire, with his unique virtuosity, freshness and Mediterranean flamenco sound.