Tag: Marco Mezquida

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…




JpBalcazar Trio + Carola Ortiz at Robadors 23 – 22nd Apr ’15

JP Balcázar (bass) Marco Mezquida (piano) Carlos Falanga (drums) Carola Ortiz (voice, clarinet) Sometimes, I think it might be easier to list the Barcelona musical ensembles that don’t feature Juan Pablo Balcázar (or JpB as he’s otherwise known). From swinging jazz to Portuguese songstering to edgy hip-hop, he’s pretty ubiquitous. This evening featured a kind…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 5th Mar ’15

Ramon Prats (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Tom Chant (tenor and soprano saxes) Marco Mezquida (piano) Iván González (trumpet) Dani Comas (guitar) No preamble, let’s not mess about, just straight in, okay…? Piano, bass and drums – it’s a classic trio combination and that’s what we start with, But, of course, this trio is in the…




Memoria Uno – Crisis

Iván González (conducting) ~40 musicians (playing pretty much everything) [i.e. too many to list here, see below for the full roster…] Conducción #4 Conducción #5 Conducción #8 l’Ateneu Barcelonés, Barcelona 18th June 2014 Okay, any line up that has a five-strong cello section is clearly serious about getting a hefty sound (I could have mentioned…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 26th Feb ’15

Ramon Prats (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Tom Chant (tenor and soprano saxes) Marco Mezquida (piano) For once, the bar area at R23 is free of chatterers. Not that it’s a great problem, usually. Sometimes a snatch of conversation is like crossed wires with another world and – if brief – might even enhance the listening…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 19th Feb ’15

Ramon Prats (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Tom Chant (tenor and soprano saxes) Dani Comas (guitar) Pope (trumpet, flugelhorn) Marco Mezquida (piano) Here’s a random thought: can we apply the principle of Darwinian natural selection (that stronger, more survival-oriented genes and traits are more likely to survive and therefore dominate the gene pool/species) to improvised music?…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 8 Jan ’15

Ivo Sans (drums) Marcel·li Bayer (clarinet, tenor sax) Johannes Nästesjö (bass) Marco Mezquida (piano) First live music of the year and where else but Robadors 23? It began with delicacy: a whisper of clarinet, a hand inside the piano, gentle arco bass, sparse punctuation from la bateria… in fact, it was so delicate, the chattering…




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…