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1 Sep 2014

David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band: Univers Evans

  • 01. Waltz for Debby
  • 02. Time Remembered
  • 03. Turn out the Stars
  • 04. Epilogue / Letter to Evan
  • 05. Displacement
  • 06. Very Early
  • 07. Despedida (for Alvaro Barbero)
  • *All songs composed by Bill Evans, except "Despedida", by David Mengual
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  • DIGITAL edition only
  • Re-Issue, 2011

Free Spirits Big Band is a band led by renowned bassist and composer David Mengual. The band has the structure of a big band but plays a repertoire of unique arrangements of jazz musicians from the scene of Barcelona and a risky proposal in which there is a lot of improvisation and all the musicians involved. Since its creation in 2009, improvisation has been gaining ground and continuity musicians and their involvement has allowed to build a musical community well established. Univers Evans, the band's first album, includes songs by pianist Bill Evans, arranged by Joan Diaz.


  • Musical and artistic direction: David Mengual
  • Arrangements: Joan Diaz

  • David Mengual: rhodes, melodicas
  • Alvar Monfort, Natsuko Sugao, Ivan López: trumpets
  • Joan Mas: alto and soprano sax
  • Juan Clavero: alto sax and harmonica
  • Gonzalo Levin: tenor sax and flute
  • Aram Montagut, Marc Joaniquet, Isidre Palmada: trombones
  • Guillem Jubany: guitar
  • Lina Lomanto: piano, rhodes
  • Alex Reviriego: double bass
  • Santi Colomer, drums
  • Joan Díaz: piano on track 3
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