Monthly archives: June, 2015

Disassembler – What Is

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Annie Whitehead (tb) Trevor Warren (g) Dudley Phillips (b) Mark Lockheart (ts, ss) Winston Clifford (d) flicker abe reggaetton sweet torture pop 2 interlude there’s no sound in space great leap forward London, 13-14 July, 2009 CD-075-T Compositionally, this is Trevor Warren’s project but Disassembler…




Free Improv Session at Robadors 23 – 25th June ’15

Àlex Reviriego (bass) Frédéric Filiatrae (trombone) Iván González (trumpet) It’s been a while, Robadors – especially for this Thursday night free session – but in a changing world, it’s reassuring to find that some things remain the same. The revolving roster of musicians in R23 continue to effortlessly create an hour’s meditative sound sculpture on…




Agustí Fernández & Barry Guy – Some Other Place

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Agustí Fernández (p) Barry Guy (b) Annalisa Barnard’s Loop How to go into a room you are already in Rosette; Blueshift (for M.H.) Boomerang Nebula Crab Nebula Some Other Place Dark Energy The Helix (54.17) Barcelona, May 2008 and April 2009 Maya Recordings MCD0902 Both…




Blood Quartet at Heliogàbal – 18th June ’15

It begins with an echoing trumpet tone, a handful of harmonics from a Fender Jazzmaster, a shimmer of cymbal, and a scrape of a bass string… Blood Quartet are here. It was their first gig proper and the launch of the debut album, “Dark Energy” and Heliogàbal in Gràcia was packed out. On other days,…




Memora Uno at Sala Fènix – 2nd June ’15

Oriol Roca (drums) Marco Mezquida (piano) Marc Cuevas, Àlex Reviriego (bass) Margarida Mariño, Míriam Fèlix, Mireia Pla, Joan Antoni Pich (cello) Alicia Domínguez, Pepi Izquierdo (viola) Violeta Paulina, Sabina López (violin) Iván González (conducting) It’s impossible to become tired of seeing Memoria Uno perform – the changing roster, the improvisatory daring, and just the sheer…




A post-Primavera jam at Magia Roja – 1st June ’15

Hans-Joachim Roedelius (analogue synthesizer) Christopher Chaplin (iPhone) Francesc Diaz Melis (analogue synthesizer, sequencer) Florenci Salesas (melodica, xylophone, analogue synthesizer) Nuno Rebelo (guitar) Eli Gras (amplified objects, guitar) El Pricto (alto saxophone, plus a touch of synth) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Antoni Robert Gadea (guitar) Is there a difference between a jam and an improvisation? Is…