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Clean, fresh, and exciting

Clean, fresh, and exciting

 Xahu quartet, living up to its own name, love and play jazz in a very genuine way. Both rehearsing and playing live performances that the pandemic stopped for too long. A band that expresses itself freely, elegantly and in a warm atmosphere of complicity. In those great jazz improvisers way not being afraid of what future holds, always fresh and natural. Now that artists and audiences are returning to live performances with renewed energy, the band releases this wonderful debut record.  Gero Gerokoak  (Then will come what will come)

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THE DIRT ROAD BAND

THE DIRT ROAD BAND

The Dirt Road Band is the brainchild of guitar legend Steve Walwyn, mainly known as the longest-serving guitarist in Dr. Feelgood (32 years). During this time he has amassed a massive reputation as a bona fide blues hero in the UK, Europe & beyond. He says, 'I'd always liked the idea of a power trio - stripping everything back to basics: guitar, bass, drums.'

To help him in this he has recruited the services of Ted Duggan - professional since the 60's, including stints with Badfinger and world techno giants Banco de Gaia.

Bass player Horace Panter is better known as a founding member of The Specials.

This, then, is Steve's dream team rhythm section that swings as hard as it rocks. 'We're starting to develop that musical telepathy that makes a band more than just the sum of its parts. It's a thrilling thing and keeps the Blues alive.'.

See you down the Dirt Road...

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Tornaviaje

Tornaviaje

Tornaviaje is the story that talks about the return after having explored other vital horizons. Gonzalo del Val is that artist who set sail in search of a favorable wind and current and who returned to tell the tale. The one who left to probe the limits of creativity, mapping the unknown and who returns assuming the challenge of abandoning himself to change, to transformation.

 

In 2016 he moved to Dublin where he developed his musical career over three years, collaborating with some of the most important musicians from the scene. “Tornaviaje" was born as a result of this experience. A record in which Gonzalo del Val not only takes up his skills as a composer but also moves away from the usual trio format to adapt and perfectly design each of the compositions to a quartet line up, considering both the language and the stylistic contribution from band´s members. A spectacular quartet integrated by Romain Pilon, one of the most outstanding and influential guitarists from the French scene and Brian Blade, Greg Hutchinson collaborator among others.  Renowned and award-winning trumpet player, Raynald Colom whose career runs alongside names such as Nicholas Payton, Greg Osby and Chano Domínguez among others and the young and virtuous double bass player Manel Fortiá, a reference and one of the most promising figures of his generation. 

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Rollin’ Black Dice

Rollin’ Black Dice

Rollin´Black Dice features Juanma Montero (The 44 Dealers, Special 20) on lead vocals and guitar, Luis Fuente (El Incredible Pájaro Metálico, Fran T) on guitar, bass and vocals, Jose Funko (Aurora and the Betrayers, Speak Low) on guitar, bass and backing vocals and drummer Antonio Álvarez Pax (La Vacazul, Tres mil hombres, Los reyes del KO). Four renowned and experienced musicians whose careers have developed in the American roots music scene over several decades.  

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 Dive into the Sea

Dive into the Sea

Dive into the sea  has a brilliant production that immerses into sound depths that taste of contemporary jazz without forgetting tradition with different influences, full of nuances and colors that are left to filter through an excellent collection of compositions written by Eva Alcaide throughout her years as a student inspirated by the sea and its iconography. He presented the album as a quintet at the 57th San Sebastián Jazz Festival. 

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Brilliant sound experimentation

Brilliant sound experimentation

David Sancho . Since first solo "Piano solo" in 2019 and “From home" in 2020 releases, pianist from Madrid has shown an absolutely original and versatile vision, sustaining his work on a melting pot of influences ranging from classical music and jazz to pop, electro or hip-hop. Away from any superficial virtuosity, he shows his interest in allowing the background to prevail over the form, providing his own work with great depth and flexibility making always the message reach the inner side of the listener. Meditaciones. It is his third album accompanied by Borja Barrueta (drums) and Jesus Caparrós (double Bass)

 

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Strikers

Strikers

"Grebalariak" does not forget about the socio-political concerns that always permeate Juan de Diego musician's albums, and in this case refers to the general strike called La Canadiense in 1919 on its 100th anniversary. Tribute, commitment, and pure sound pleasure.  

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Short Stories

Short Stories

 

"Short Stories" is exactly that, a collection of seven stories. Seven tributes from their creators to artists and people who have influenced them. Covers from their most admired artists (Kenny Dorham, Wes Montgomery) and his own compositions inspired by their loved ones. Seven songs wrapped in an omnipresent Hammond organ warm lullaby with Brother Jack McDuff tradition, Lou Bennett, or Jimmy Smith echoes. Seven crystalline jazz moments, luminous and genuine, ready to revive and mutate into new and vibrant forms in the intimacy of our listening.

 Soul and swing rhythm, cool R&B elegance, endearing warmth from infallible hammond organ. Experience and talent always at the service of the story and the communication with the listener.   Organizing    is the band.

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Ennio Pinillos Jazz Quintet

Ennio Pinillos Jazz Quintet

 Solipsism is a free topic project conceived within his master’s degree in Musikene (San Sebastian) music school. It was recorded live a year ago with hardly any touch-ups, to maintain the freshness and original spontaneity as a faithful reflection of the magical connection that operates between the band: Satxa Soriazu on piano, Javier Callén on double bass, Miguel Moisés on trombone and Juanma Urriza on drums. Ennio Pinillos is the sax leader of the quintet.

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FAMILY FOLKS - Naufrage

FAMILY FOLKS - Naufrage

Once again and with the sea as the key player in a clear allegory to the inevitable death and rebirth process in all orders of life, FAMILY FOLKS the band formed by Bosco Hill on vocals , acoustic and electric guitar, banjo and percussion, Rubén Xuárez  on vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, percussion, Xabier Vieitez on keyboards, carillón and backing vocals, Jorge Lorre Bajo, backing vocals , Rufus “El Guarro” on  drums and backing vocals, give birth a record that consolidates a career  traced by  constant evolution, with a more electric and even experimental spirit, where instruments that used to be part of the band's sound  in previous records hand over their leading role and have been replaced by keyboards, electric guitars or even the Theremin, present in some tracks, consolidating a new and interesting sound proposal. NAUFRAGE. 

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Youth, talent, curiosity, work, and a lot of love

Youth, talent, curiosity, work, and a lot of love

Kike Arza Electric 4tet (second project on behalf of bass player/double bass player). A record rigorously developed, and deliciously fresh in its subsequent enjoyment at the same time.

Kike Arza 4tet's music is inspired by all of them without trying to prove them. Kike's compositions thrill with their evocative elegance and with the light of their beautiful melodies, with that cinematic view just like small soundtracks from films that perhaps we watched or thought we believed we did or sometimes dreamed to watch or live in our own flesh. Everything overlaps and gets confused in a single second, in a song, in a lifetime.

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The Cinelli Brothers

The Cinelli Brothers

The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when brothers Marco (guitarist and lead singer) and Alessandro (drummer) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.

Joining the two brothers on stage, Enzo Strano on bass and Tom Julian-Jones on harmonica and guitar.

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GAUR Living music

GAUR Living music

GAUR   (Today). Ancestral songs, jazz improvisation, colorful music, tradition, avant-garde music. Music is above all, a living being that interacts with its environment, with its past and present, constantly mutating. This is just the way is understood by Noa Lur through this project backed by a luxury band. Ander Garcia on double bass and electric bass, along with David Sancho on piano and keyboards, David Fernandez on drums, and Alejandro Fernández on Octapad, in addition to María Toro occasional flute contributions and Carlos Sagi arrangements from the string quartet composed by Maureen Choi, Julia Alvarez, Pedro Barberán and Javier Romero.

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Contemporary sound experimentation

Contemporary sound experimentation

 

Pedagogical session, historical claim, and contemporary sound experimentation at the same time. "Euskal Danbolinaren Aroak" (the stages of the Basque txistu and drum) reflects Joserra Senperena and Piter Ansorena performance at Igartza Palace in Beasain on April 8, 2021. Continuing "Chillida-Lekutik" (from Txillida-Leku live) record released in 2006 achieving a deep and exhaustive investigation that has lasted several months, offering a wonderful opportunity to taste the results with all the attention that its delicate nuances and blends require.

The colorful and enriching diversity on this record reflects the duo´s wisdom and experience, but the most important and perhaps most valuable about what it brings is the ability and talent to radiate that unexplained freshness to the one who listens or plays a melody for the very first time.  It's probably that same wisdom and experience that allows them to weave their dialog with such delicate sensitivity and get excited, making us feel that those old tunes are, once again, totally new to us.

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Tribute, game, and sensory joy.

Tribute, game, and sensory joy.

Nucli Trio is essentially a classical jazz guitar trio formed by Guillem Plana on guitar, Aleix Forts on bass and David Viñolas on drums. Classy outfit and stage setting, fresh, playful, and contemporary in their warm interior as well as in their exciting monthly live performances at the Jazz Cava in Vic, where they invite different local musician playing with great care a repertoire adapted for the occasion, exchanging games, ideas, sounds and experiences with musicians such as Raynald Colom, Edna Sey, Adrià Plana, Alba Careta, Eloi Escudé or Marta Roma among others.

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Bilbao-born flamenco cantaor Juanjo Navas

Bilbao-born flamenco cantaor Juanjo Navas

Flamenco universal language knows no borders, nor does it know origins, it understands no other language than its own, so much so that the Bilbao-born cantaor Juanjo Navas has been emerging as one of the most outstanding, restless and original singers on flamenco current scene. In addition to participating in numerous festivals and having performed in very different stages, his career is endorsed by the edition of a first album "Reflejos de Andalucía", where he recreates texts by Bilbao writer Beñat Arginzoiz. Purist and heterodox at the same time, Juanjo Navas happens to be the first singer in history to perform a saeta in Basque, thus providing a new and original vision, a fact that, along with his career, enabled him both to make contact with the Blas de Otero foundation and to make this second album "Digo vivir" where the singer interprets the texts of the poem "Redoble de conciencia" by one of the essential poets of the century XX, Blas de Otero.

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Tribute, commitment, and pure sound pleasure

The restless and prolific trumpet player from Bilbao, Juan De Diego, is back with a new project and that is always good news for lovers of the intrepid, elegant, and full of nuances kind of jazz that he always displays. "Grebalariak"(Strikers), has been recorded in a new format never used by Juan until now, an acoustic quartet (piano, bass, drums, and trumpet) is no exception but adds a resting point to his compositions and rhythms allowing us to appreciate in deep detail the delicacy in which the melodies are interwoven in a colorful and beautiful tapestry of sounds. In a be-bop classical record style, built with a vivacity that tastes more, much more, of pure enjoyment in the personal exploration of its infinite possibilities than a mere nostalgic recreation.

"Grebalariak" is based on 10 unpublished compositions by Juan himself and features the contribution from three superb and sought-after artists: pianist from Mallorca Toni Vaquer, double bass player Pere Loewe and drummer Ramón Prats.

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The Inward Eye

The Inward Eye

A record composed and performed entirely by the British guitar player Emmet Crowley along with Basque Jazz reference Ander Garcia on double bass. A record beyond  contemporary Jazz paths, ostensibly oblivious to labels since its inception with "The Inward Eye", inspired by the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by english romantic poet William. 

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Marco Martinez & NOI

Marco Martinez & NOI

 NOI comes from jazz, it has some of the most elegant Pat Metheny flavor, growing in every hearing, becoming one with the images it feeds on from the ones that it conjures up and finally sounding just like Marco Martínez or anything else that we wish to imagine and name it by. A world in itself. A record forever.

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Ten years later

Ten years later

Forth record from Bilbao guitarist Miguel Salvador has the flavor of the mountains and valleys, a contemporary Jazz work that offers  the point of view from an artist and his encounter with the places that have served as a source of inspiration over the past ten years.

Marcelo Escrich playing double bass, Gorka Iraundegi playing drums and Bilbao pianist Jonathan Hurtado, the best possible choice for the occasion.

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