“Beautiful by Necessity – 10 Years”

“Beautiful by Necessity – 10 Years”, released today! 

Bebyne Records celebrates its 10th anniversary with the publication of its 25th release, a double size compilation album (24 songs, one from each of the 24 references), featuring the following artists: 
Carles Benavent, Stefan Karlsson, Iñaki Sandoval, David Mengual, Horacio Fumero, Adrian Iaies, Sergio Pamies, Claudia Bardagí, Joan Garrobé, Ricardo Curto, Jose Alba, Carles Benavent, Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Christian Scott, Angie Benavent, David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band. 
Thank you all so very much!

Available in all digital stores and streaming platforms. 

“Whatever is beautiful, is beautiful by necessity” be-by-ne
(Pindar, ca. 522–443 BC).

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“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 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.