Tag: Robadors 23

Dani Perez Trio at Robadors 23 – 26 Jan ’15

Dani Perez (guitar) David Mengual (bass) David Xirgu (drums) I like watching guitarists. Maybe because it’s the only instrument I have even a passing familiarity with, I have an appreciation for the skill required to wrench some music from the damn thing! Anyway, Dani Perez is a guitarist worth watching. Mostly for his inventive and…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 22 Jan ’15

Ramon Prats (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Míriam Fèlix (cello) An interesting departure from the usual instrumentation this week, with the addition of Míriam Fèlix’s cello and the subtraction of any type of woodwind whatsoever. That’s what I love about these Thursday evening sessions – the recipe changes every week. So, what we have is practically…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 15 Jan ’15

Ramon Prats (drums) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxes) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Iván González (trumpet) Here we are again… Robadors 23 on a Thursday night, a hard habit to break. This week featured what could be called the core line up, or at least, the most frequently appearing musicians. Anyway, we start with a muted…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 8 Jan ’15

Ivo Sans (drums) Marcel·li Bayer (clarinet, tenor sax) Johannes Nästesjö (bass) Marco Mezquida (piano) First live music of the year and where else but Robadors 23? It began with delicacy: a whisper of clarinet, a hand inside the piano, gentle arco bass, sparse punctuation from la bateria… in fact, it was so delicate, the chattering…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 18 Dec ’14

Ramon Prats (drums) Arnau Obiols (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Marc Cuevas (bass) Iván González (trumpet) Pol Padrós (trumpet) Tom Chant (tenor sax) For the last free Thursday session of the year at Robadors 23 (well, I think it was the last, there didn’t seem to be one on Xmas Day?) we had something symmetrically special:…




WRY Trio at Robadors 23 – 15 Dec ’14

Agustí Fernández (piano) Ivo Sans (drums) Ilan Manouach (soprano sax) Robadors 23 has this happy quality of being a tiny little cave of a place that nevertheless attracts hugely talented ‘name’ musicians who are more often seen drawing audiences at larger and much fancier venues. Which is a long-winded way of saying, if you want…




Free Improv session at Robadors 23 – 11 Dec ’14

Ramon Prats (drums) Don Malfon (alto sax) Iván González (trumpet) Tom Chant (tenor sax) Marcel·lí Bayer (soprano sax, flute) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Okay, this is becoming a habit. But this windowless little cavern really does play host to a great and creative (and mercurial) weekly free jazz session. What’s more, it’s free in the ‘gratis’…




Marcel·li Bayer, presenting “1680” at Robadors 23 – 10 Dec ’14

Marcel·lí Bayer (tenor & alto saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet, plus a touch of piano) Alexandra Garzón (visuals) Solo musical projects always fascinate me, and especially with instruments we’re not used to hearing unaccompanied. The piano and the guitar for example, both have a strong tradition of solo performance; but drums, bass, and – in…