Monthly archives: November, 2014

Nit Discordian at Cafè del Conservatori del Liceu – 29 Nov ’14

Part of the Voll Damm 46th Barcelona International Jazz Festival, this was a night showcasing two bands / groups / collaborative endeavours from local record label Discordian. MUT Trio Miguel Fernández (tenor saxophone) Albert Juan (el. guitar) Oriol Roca (drums) A few years ago, I reviewed (favourably!) an album by the Miguel Fernández Quintet (“Transplanet…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 27 Nov ’14

Ramon Prats (drums) Tom Chant (tenor sax) Marcel•lí Bayer (soprano sax and flute) Don Malfon (alto sax) Iván González (trumpet) Marco Mezquida (piano) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Pablo Rega (el. guitar) The second one of these Thursday sessions I’ve been to and I think I’m going to be a regular. There seems to be a core…




Mike Cooper at Heliogàbal – 26 Nov ’14

Mike Cooper (lap steel guitar, electronics) Mike Cooper is someone I don’t know much about but what I do know makes him fascinating(ly bizarre). In the early 60s, he turned down the Rolling Stones (they gave the job to Brian Jones instead) and instead followed his own increasingly idiosyncratic and wayward musical path. Starting from…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 20 Nov ’14

Ramon Prats (drums) Tom Chant (tenor and soprano sax) Iván González (trumpet) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Dani Comas (el. guitar) Just for fun, a ‘haiku review’ or two… horns scurry-flutter, one note strings buzz, drone & scrape, drums skitter & pound. did i imagine the Cherry-blossom horn, Don? a Codona touch? a tiny hint of a…