“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)

 

 

Iñaki Sandoval’s “Harmonic Etudes” just released

 

“Harmonic Etudes”, third, and last part of the “Estonian Trilogy”, released on June 21st!

Solo piano original works exploring piano sonorities and textures, as impressionistic painters searched for their personal color palette.

Listen “Harmonic Etudes” on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon

Iñaki Sandoval “Mimesis”, just released. Second part of the Estonian trilogy solo piano works

Iñaki Sandoval “Winter Poems” to be released on December 21st

Iñaki Sandoval’s solo piano album “Winter Poems”, first part of the Estonian Trilogy, to be released on December 21st. Available in all stores.

More info

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Iñaki Sandoval’s “Estonian Suite” already available

“Estonian Suite” released today. Already available in all stores in physical and digital formats:

Physical CD/DVD, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes

 

Iñaki Sandoval new CD/DVD: “Estonian Suite: Live in Tallinn”

Release date: September 21st, 2017

CD&DVD Solo piano concert recorded live in Tallinn on March 15, 2017, featuring works from The Estonian Trilogy studio albums “Winter Poems”, “Mimesis”,  and “Harmonic Etudes”, which will be released in 2018. All brand new compositions by Iñaki Sandoval.

The music of “Estonian Suite: Live in Tallinn” is inspired by Estonia: its people, traditions and culture, its beautiful nature and landscapes, forests, lakes and rivers, its peacefulness, winter, solitude and silence. Under the prism of jazz and improvisation, the language is closer to the classical and impressionist music of the 20th century with influences of minimalism, folk and popular music.

“Estonian Suite” invites to withdrawal, meditation and inner reflection, even to listen with closed eyes. The piano is located in the middle of the concert hall, with soft lighting and the audience forming a circle around the interpreter. The proximity of the artist and the audience make it possible to listen actively and closely, receiving directly the vibrations of the strings of the piano without intermediation. This is when the music no longer belongs to the artist, but to the listener.

Iñaki Sandoval new work “Suite for piano No. 2 -Mimesis”, premiere in concert

“MIMESIS”, suite for for solo piano. Concert at the XVIII Edition of “Semana de la música de Ronda”, Málaga (Spain). Organized by the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda + info

Sergio Pamies “What Brought You Here”: new album!

Release date: May 20th

SLOW & CANELA, upcoming concerts in Barcelona

DAVID MENGUAL SLOW QUARTET + CARME CANELA, presentation of the new CD “Extraña alegría de vivir”.
 
Upcoming concerts in Barcelona:
 
Tuesday 9 May – 20h y 22h – Jamboree, Barcelona
Thursday 11 May – 22.30h – Hot Blues, Igualada
Tuesday 23 May – 20h – Sala Artte Bcn, Barcelona
Thursday 1 June – 21.30h – Nota 79, Barcelona
Friday 2 June – 23h – Mirinda, Mataró