Tag: Oriol Roca

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2016…?

Top ten lists. Aren’t they awful? Always incomplete. Always missing your favourite album. Well, this is aJazzNoise’s (my) top ten albums – that I’ve listened to – in 2016. It won’t be your top ten. And if I’d heard all the great music you have then maybe it would look very different. But I haven’t…




Memoria Uno – gettin’ jazzy…

Oriol Roca (drums) Martín Leiton (bass) Toni Saigi (piano) Marcel·li Bayer (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone) Joan Mas (alto saxophone) Fernando Brox (flute) Iván González (conduction) Another month, another incarnation of Memoria Uno. It’s the free improvisation equivalent of Doctor Who – always the same entity with the same drive but looking and sounding totally different….




Memoria Uno – curiouser and curiouser…

Memoria Uno at Robadors 23, 25th October 2016. Ilona Schneider (voice) Tom Chant (tenor saxophone) Joan Mas (alto saxophone) Marcel·lí Bayer (bass clarinet) Pablo Selnik (flute) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) Marc Cuevas (electric bass) Oriol Roca (drums) Iván González (conduction) Any improvisation is, by definition, an experiment. But not all improvised input overtly experimental. Mundanity…




MUT Trio at the LEM Festival – dancing on the edge

Miguel Fernández (tenor saxophone) Albert Juan (electric guitar) Oriol Roca (drums) MUT Trio were appearing at Soda as part of the programme for the LEM experimental music festival, a yearly event that always brings together a wide variety of non-mainstream soundmakers. I was unable to get out to see much of the 2016 programme but…




Memoria Uno – new season, new venue

Memoria Uno #13 at Robadors 23 – 27th September ’16 Marcel Bagés (guitar) Martín Leiton (bass) Oriol Roca (drums) Joan Mas (baritone saxophone) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) El Pricto (saxophone, clarinet) Marceŀlí Bayer (bass clarinet) Iván González (conduction) Memoria Uno has moved; not conceptually, just geographically. After some changes in direction for Sala…




Piccola Orchestra Gagarin – Vostok

Sasha Agranov (cello, voice) Paolo Angeli (prepared Sardinian guitar, voice) Oriol Roca (drums, percussion, objects) Mandla Maseko Krutitsa vertitsa shar goluboy Dum Kalthoum Llama Canço sense lletra Piaghesa Canço de bressol Crater Malaria Himne Laika come home Duck and cover (39.38) Dry Town Studios, Barcelona, 9th February 2016 Whatabout Music WAJ 030 AnMa Productions RER…




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…




Memoria Uno – …a balm for a troubled…

Memoria Uno #11 at Sala Fènix – 31st May ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Àlex Reviriego & Marc Cuevas (bass) Marcel·lí Bayer (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) Pablo Selnik (flute) Núria Andorrà (percussion) Pol Padrós (trumpet) Oriol Fontclara (baritone saxophone) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) Pablo Rega (guitar) Agustí Fernández (piano, conduction) Iván González (conduction, trumpet)…