Tag: Oriol Roca

Piccola Orchestra Gagarin at ArtTe – 29th July ’15

Paolo Angeli (Sardinian prepared guitar) Sasha Agranov (cello) Oriol Roca (drums, percussion) Piccola Orchestra Gagarin are a peculiar outfit. An Italian-Russian-Catalan trio with unusual instrumentation, pairing a cello with a guitar that has been practically turned into a cello (on steroids) plus an agile and inventive percussive approach that goes beyond the simple drumkit. As…




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….




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…




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…




Nit Discordian at Cafè del Conservatori del Liceu – 29 Nov ’14

Part of the Voll Damm 46th Barcelona International Jazz Festival, this was a night showcasing two bands / groups / collaborative endeavours from local record label Discordian. MUT Trio Miguel Fernández (tenor saxophone) Albert Juan (el. guitar) Oriol Roca (drums) A few years ago, I reviewed (favourably!) an album by the Miguel Fernández Quintet (“Transplanet…