Tag: Barcelona

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2017…?

The year in music? Hardly. My year in music? Closer (esp. if you ignore all that Bon Scott-era AC/DC I listen to). The 20 new recordings that have had most impact on me in 2017? That’ll do. Wait, 20?! Yes. I could’ve whittled it down to the usual 10 and placed the remainder in a…




Phicus at Robadors 23 – “Keiji Haino meets AMM”?

Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – bass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion Robadors 23, Barcelona Why “Phicus”? What is a phicus? A fancy spelling of the plant? Or is the explanation more elaborate? I suppose I’ll have to ask… but in a post-truth society, it’s more fun to guess or fabulate… #phikenews? Well,…




Zer0deConducta – #1

Montserrat Marfany – voice, percussion, slide guitar offScope Jordi Buscà – guitar, bass, voice, effects & distractions Sir Pere Canals – guitar, bass, percussion Jaume Martín – guitar, synthesized guitar, percussion, glockenspiel, xylophone Dr. Antoni Robert – synthesized guitar, bass, IC4039 synthesizer, percussion Captain Enric Solà – drums, percussion, bass, distillates Living Fast Let’s Dance…




David Fiuczynski at BARTS Club, Barcelona

BARTS Club, 24th February 2017 David Fiuczynski’s latest album (Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! on RareNoise) ingests influences as diverse as Olivier Messiaen, J Dilla, Gagaku (ancient Japanese imperial court music), and birdsong. Tonight, before the first tune, Fiuczynski also promises us Beyoncé and The Simpsons. I missed the Beyoncé reference but caught The Simpsons theme…




Barcelona Piano Sculpture

“Don’t Mind” at Jamboree – 6th Mar. ’16 Josep-Maria Balanyà (piano) Josep-Maria Balanyà has been busy in Barcelona. Resident in Brussels, Bcn is his home town and on visits he can be heard and seen (and I recommend you do both) participating in various free improvisation performances. On this trip, he’s performed at two out…




Get the Blessing at Jamboree – 10th Dec. ’15

Pete Judge (trumpet) Jake McMurchie (saxophones) Jim Barr (bass) Clive Deamer (drums) You know you’ve been to a good gig when you wake up the next morning with one of the tunes still playing in your head. And I have to say, there are far worse things to wake up to than Get The Blessing’s…




Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 27th October ’15

Ivo Sans (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Diego Caicedo (guitar) Marcel Bagés (guitar) Ferran Besalduch (bass & sopranino saxophones) Marcel·li Bayer (bass clarinet, clarinet, flute) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) El Pricto (alto saxophone, clarinet) Fernando Brox (flute) Ilona Schneider (voice) Dario Fariello (alto saxophone) Oriol Fontclara (baritone saxophone) Frédéric Filiatrae (trombone) Amaiur González (tuba)…




Nocturna Discordia #42 at Soda – 7th Oct ’15

Albert Cirera (tenor & soprano saxophones) Olivier Jambois (guitar) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Vasco Trilla (drums) As Deep Thought pointed out, 42 is the answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything – what ritual incantations and great truths might we expect from the 42nd Nocturna Discordia…? We begin with harsh scrapes, squalls…