Tag: Vasco Trilla

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,…




Memoria Uno – BCN ImproFest 2017

Juan Berbin: drums Ramón Prats: drums Vasco Trilla: drums Martín Leiton: electric bass Marc Cuevas: double bass Àlex Reviriego: double bass Dani Pérez: guitar Diego Caicedo: guitar Hilario Rodeiro: laptop Joan Bagés: laptop Ferran Besalduch: bass & sopranino saxophones Don Malfon: alto & baritone saxophones Tom Chant: tenor & soprano saxophones Albert Cirera: tenor &…




The guest list – Vasco Trilla’s top ten of 2016

This year, for the sake of fun and variety, alongside the usual aJazzNoise top ten list, I asked a few compatriots whose taste and artistic endeavours I trust and love to suggest their own ‘best of’ lists for 2016. Vasco Trilla (the Thriller?!) is a drummer. Which is like saying Borges wrote the odd story,…




Dymny / Trilla – Cave Canem

Michał Dymny (electric guitar) Vasco Trilla (drums) Paulina Owczarek (baritone saxophone) – tracks 6 & 8 Morbidezza Flechettes Xoloescuincle Scotoma Memory Hole Cave Canem Bigu Hskaner DNAR 2015 FMR Records FMRCD399 “Cave Canem” (Latin for beware of the dog) is a meeting of minds from Kraków and Barcelona – no prizes for guessing who might…




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…




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…




Reptilian Mambo at El Dorado – 19th Mar ’15

El Pricto (alto saxophone) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Pablo Rega (guitar) Vasco Trilla (drums) Maybe a little adversity or frustration is good for the concentration, or focus, or something… An audience that had mostly come along to see the hip-hop band; a set that started an hour late (thanks, hip-hop band); reduced to a quartet…




Nocturna Discordia #15 at Soda – 25th Feb ’15

Susana Santos Silva (trumpet) Tom Chant (tenor and soprano saxophone) Vasco Trilla (drums) Is it me, or is there a larger than usual crowd here tonight? If so, it’s hard to say who’s the ‘draw’. Chant and Trilla are both well-known (and well-respected, naturally) on the Barcelona scene, not least for their unpredictably puckish approach…