Tag: Naná Rovira

Memoria Uno – school’s out for summer

Memoria Uno #12 at Sala Fènix – 14th July ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Marcel·lí Bayer (‘bass-er’ clarinet) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet, voice) Jordi Santanach (bass clarinet) Naná Rovira (bass clarinet) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) El Pricto (clarinet, duck call) Ilona Schneider (voice) Tura Gómez (dance) Johannes Nästesjö (bass) Sarah Claman (violin) Iván…




Nocturna Discordia #55 at Soda – 13th Jan ’16

This week at Soda, a double or even triple bill for the latest Discordian ritual in the (dark?) heart of Gràcia. First up: Piotr Melech (clarinet) Jacek Mazurkiewicz (bass) Vasco Trilla (drums) This trio was an interesting confluence of influences. As usual for a Nocturna Discordia, everything is spontaneously improvised and this trio brought some…




Naná Rovira & Fernando Carrasco at Taller Volta de la Perdiu – 22nd May ’15

Naná Rovira (bass clarinet) Fernando Carrasco (guitar, effects) For a few days in May, the hidden workshops of Barcelona open their doors and display the talent within. Hopping from barrio to barrio, the Tallers Oberts festival settled in the central Ciutat Vella neighbourhood from the 22nd to the 24th. One of these open workshops, Taller…




Discordian Friday #8: Friday Bloody Friday Again at Taller Milans – 17th Apr ’15

El Pricto (clarinet) Naná Rovira (bass clarinet) Luiz Rocha (clarinet, bass clarinet) Enric Ponsa (drums) Jazzers are familiar with the concept of the Great American Songbook, and particularly its inclusion of non-jazz tunes which have become classics, interpreted over the years with various degrees of latitude. John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things” springs to mind, as…




Discordian Friday #7: Friday Bloody Friday at Taller Milans – 20th Mar ’15

Ozzy Pricto (clarinet) Naná ‘Tony’ Rovira (bass clarinet) Luiz ‘Geezer’ Rocha (clarinet, bass clarinet) Enric Ponsa-Ward (drums) The first Discordian Clarinet Trio gig focused on a last-minute choice (well, a few hours before the performance) to subject some of Black Sabbath’s early tunes to the free improv treatment. Typical Discordian whimsy and I think maybe…




Nocturna Discordia #14 at Soda – 18th Feb ’15

El Pricto (clarinet) Naná Rovira (bass clarinet) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Owen Kilfeather (conducting) Billing themselves as the “Black Sabbath Clarinet Trio” was a sure way to get my anticipatory juices flowing. I may be into all kinds of improvisatory weirdness these days but I grew up on classic rock and 80s metal. Any attempt…