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Ten years later

Jul 15, 2021

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.

 

There are musicians who have the ability to transform the immovable into flexible, portraying soundscapes of stillness and silence. Nature as a source of inspiration can only lead to balance, to reach the top for such artists, is to have the virtue of stopping when movement stops  at the right moment and observe nature's pulse to make it its own, endowing with musical notes what previously was just silence.

He began his training taking improvisation, harmony and arrangement classes and studying at Musikene music school.Besides focusing his career as a guitar and jazz language teacher, Miguel Salvador has collaborated with countless artists, he is a Mauri Sanchis Band and Zubipeko band member and Marmara Dixieland Band collaborator. He has participated in numerous references, both national and international Jazz festivals. In 2007 he materialized his own personal Project releasing his first record in 2009, releasing “Viaje a Etreum” in 2011.  In 2012 he composed the music from “Bajo Cero” the documentary and “Cervino” movie. In 2015, he releases his third work named “Codigo”, with saxophonist Javi Alzola collaboration.

Recorded at Tío Pepe studios in Urduliz by Unai Mimenza. "Ten years later" is the consequence of the journey, the creative peak reached after years of work by an imaginative and unrepeatable guitarist who is joined to its achievement by three prestigious musicians from the scene. Marcelo Escrich playing double bass, Gorka Iraundegi playing drums and Bilbao pianist Jonathan Hurtado, the best possible choice for the occasion.

The unalterable is sometimes supported by certain artists as a paradox, sound as a landscape, nature painted by sound., Miguel Salvador along this record pays tribute and provides sound to the majesty of the mountains and its unique stillness through his guitar right from the self-title  song to “Jurekentzat”, in  recognition to the great mountaineer Jerzy Kukuczka figure on the thirtieth anniversary of his death. The quartet, based on Salvador's experimentation, devises the perfect atmosphere, recreating the almost magical unreality of  Pyrenean forest in "Gamoeta"  driving us with the freedom that gender provides, to the infinite spaces on "And the mountains spoke" and the beautiful orthodoxy on "Orizabako citla". Uniqueness of the Urkiola massif as a tribute to the Basque mountains through the accessible melody on "Alluitz" while the unison between guitar and double bass opens the space for experimentation coloring the Balaitus Pyrenees mountain , on the fast-paced " The great diagonal ”. The precious "Entre trigales" (“Among wheat fields”) highlights author´s subtlety in a retrospective glance towards his own origins, alternating guitar, double bass, and piano solos as a contribution to a spirit of improvisation, always present throughout the record. “Peña Castil´s ice cavern” in the perfect sound frames contrast by the band, due to of the fascination for the ancestral, timeless Peña Castil mountain in Picos de Europa

"Ten years later" transforms the grandeur of nature into flexible musicality through contemporary Jazz performed by a musician who possesses the virtue of the precise moment, the exact balance of those who observe the eternal pulse of the mountains, valleys and forests and make them his own.