Monthly archives: December, 2014

Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 18 Dec ’14

Ramon Prats (drums) Arnau Obiols (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Marc Cuevas (bass) Iván González (trumpet) Pol Padrós (trumpet) Tom Chant (tenor sax) For the last free Thursday session of the year at Robadors 23 (well, I think it was the last, there didn’t seem to be one on Xmas Day?) we had something symmetrically special:…




Living Room Trio at CCCB, Sala Teatre – 17 Dec ’14

Søren Kjærgaard (piano, elec) Thomas Strønen (drums, elec) Torben Snekkestad (soprano sax, trumpet with sax mouthpiece) It’s not often we see Scandinavian jazzers down here on the Iberian Peninsula. Must be the geography, a kind of cul-de-sac that doesn’t fit easily into European touring schedules. Even Barcelona, which is just a short jaunt across the…




WRY Trio at Robadors 23 – 15 Dec ’14

Agustí Fernández (piano) Ivo Sans (drums) Ilan Manouach (soprano sax) Robadors 23 has this happy quality of being a tiny little cave of a place that nevertheless attracts hugely talented ‘name’ musicians who are more often seen drawing audiences at larger and much fancier venues. Which is a long-winded way of saying, if you want…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 11 Dec ’14

Ramon Prats (drums) Don Malfon (alto sax) Iván González (trumpet) Tom Chant (tenor sax) Marcel·lí Bayer (soprano sax, flute) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Okay, this is becoming a habit. But this windowless little cavern really does play host to a great and creative (and mercurial) weekly free jazz session. What’s more, it’s free in the ‘gratis’…




Marcel·li Bayer, presenting “1680” at Robadors 23 – 10 Dec ’14

Marcel·lí Bayer (tenor & alto saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet, plus a touch of piano) Alexandra Garzón (visuals) Solo musical projects always fascinate me, and especially with instruments we’re not used to hearing unaccompanied. The piano and the guitar for example, both have a strong tradition of solo performance; but drums, bass, and – in…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 4 Dec ’14

Ramon Prats (drums) Don Malfon (baritone and alto sax) Iván González (trumpet) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Third consecutive week here for this session and while the faces and names are becoming familiar, the combination is different and fresh. As it should be 😉 Different line up, different start – this week, with just a quartet, we…