Tag: Barcelona

Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 7th July ’15

Roger Gutiérrez, Oriol Roca (drums) David Parras, Dario Garcia (tuba) Aram Montagut Garcia, Frederic Filitrae, Josep Tutusaus (trombone) Joan Camps Claveria (french horn) Miguelon (euphonium) Pep Garau, Òscar Latorre Cascante, Pol Padrós, Natsuko Sugao, Àlvar Monfort (trumpet) Iván Gonzalez (conducting) and guests: Tom Chant (tenor saxophone) Yolanda Sey Asare (voice) The end of the season….




Free Improv Session at Robadors 23 – 25th June ’15

Àlex Reviriego (bass) Frédéric Filiatrae (trombone) Iván González (trumpet) It’s been a while, Robadors – especially for this Thursday night free session – but in a changing world, it’s reassuring to find that some things remain the same. The revolving roster of musicians in R23 continue to effortlessly create an hour’s meditative sound sculpture on…




Agustí Fernández & Barry Guy – Some Other Place

[This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010.] Agustí Fernández (p) Barry Guy (b) Annalisa Barnard’s Loop How to go into a room you are already in Rosette; Blueshift (for M.H.) Boomerang Nebula Crab Nebula Some Other Place Dark Energy The Helix (54.17) Barcelona, May 2008 and April 2009 Maya Recordings MCD0902 Both…




Blood Quartet at Heliogàbal – 18th June ’15

It begins with an echoing trumpet tone, a handful of harmonics from a Fender Jazzmaster, a shimmer of cymbal, and a scrape of a bass string… Blood Quartet are here. It was their first gig proper and the launch of the debut album, “Dark Energy” and Heliogàbal in Gràcia was packed out. On other days,…




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…




A post-Primavera jam at Magia Roja – 1st June ’15

Hans-Joachim Roedelius (analogue synthesizer) Christopher Chaplin (iPhone) Francesc Diaz Melis (analogue synthesizer, sequencer) Florenci Salesas (melodica, xylophone, analogue synthesizer) Nuno Rebelo (guitar) Eli Gras (amplified objects, guitar) El Pricto (alto saxophone, plus a touch of synth) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Antoni Robert Gadea (guitar) Is there a difference between a jam and an improvisation? Is…




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…




Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 12th May ’15

Sònia Sánchez (dance) Agustí Fernández (piano) Ramón Prats & Oriol Roca (drums) Marc Cuevas & Àlex Reviriego (bass) Julián Sánchez & Pol Padrós (trumpet) Oriol Fontclara, Tom Chant & El Pricto (saxophones) Marcel•li Bayer (bass clarinet) Aram Montagut y Frédéric Filiatrae (trombones) Amaiur González (tuba) Albert Cirera (saxophone, conducting) Iván González (conducting) Often, people attend…