Carles Benavent

“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.

 

 

Carles Benavent presents “Vida” (CD&DVD)

Carles Benavent presents new album: “Vida”, a live concert with his regular band, dedicated to the memory of drummer Roger Blavia. Release date: September 21, 2018

After the tragic death of Roger Blavia -Benavent’s life-long friend, and musical brother-, “Vida” is dedicated to him. A live concert recorded on July 4/5, 2017 at Jamboree Jazz Club in Barcelona, featuring:

  • Carles Benavent, electric bass
  • Roger Blàvia, drums and percussion
  • Roger Mas, piano
  • Raynald Colom, trumpet
  • Tomasito, baile, palmas and vocals

The album is available in digital formats and CD&DVD physical format, with extra content and rare video performances. Watch the official trailer

Vida es lo que daba Roger a todos los proyectos que con él compartí.

Vida es el nombre de este álbum que, para mí, junto a los videos y

material extra del dvd, dan fé de ello

Gracias Roger! (Carles Benavent)

“Vida” (life) is what Roger gave to all projects that we shared together.

“Vida“ is the title of this album, which for me, along with all videos and

extra material compiled for the dvd, give faith of it…

Thank you Roger(Carles Benavent)

In Memoriam Roger Blàvia (1963-2017)

 

 

New release: Iñaki Sandoval “Electric Trio Live”, featuring Carles Benavent and Roger Blavia

 

Available on February 20th, 2015, on all digital stores

Full video of the live concert (DVD), available on Youtube

Physical deluxe edition (DVD & CD) available on March 25th

 

CD cover

 

 

Iñaki Sandoval Trio, featuring Carles Benavent and Roger Blavia

May 10th, Theatre La Sala, Argentona, 21h. Tickets

InakiSandoval-Argentona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great articles in All About Jazz Magazine about Carles Benavent

A wonderful review of “Un, dos, tres…” and an article about Carles Benavent’s music and life, by Bruce Lindsay.

All About Jazz. “Un, dos, tres…” review, by Bruce Lindsay. Jan 2013

All About Jazz. “Carles Benavent: Jazz, Flamenco and Blues”, by Bruce Lindsay. Jan 2013

allaboutjazz

 

Articles, interviews and pictures from Carles Benavent “Un, dos, tres,…” concert presentation in Barcelona

Concert pictures

El Periódico + Video. By Núria Martorell

La Vanguardia. By Esteban Linés

All About Jazz. By Bruce Lindsay

Jazz Times Magazine. By Ashley Kahn

All About Jazz – Italy. By Libero Farnè

 

November 24h, 2012. Luz de Gas, Barcelona

More at the Press page

Carles Benavent presents “Un, dos, tres…” at the Barcelona Jazz Festival on Nov. 24th

Voll-Damm 44 Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona

Saturday November 24th, 2012 – Luz de Gas, Barcelona (21:30h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

bebyne artists Carles Benavent and Iñaki Sandoval included in the book “The 100 Best Records of Catalan Jazz”

“Un, dos, tres…”, Carles Benavent: CD of the week at Radio JazzPress in Poland

Carles Benavent performing in Brugge with Stéphane Galland’s “Lobi”

 

September 8th, Brugge (Belgium)