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Tribute, game, and sensory joy.

Oct 18, 2021

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.

 


Nucli Trio is partly one more branch of the fertile and inexhaustible tree of music from David, Aleix and Guillem, expressed as a unit of three musicians without protagonisms or hierarchies and in total synchrony. True to the style and the enthusiasm that has brought them here, this new breath of air comes after a couple of years touring and performing. By the time songs have grown enough the trio decides to lock themselves at Soiart studios in Badalona to record these delicious pieces of jewelry sounds the old-fashioned way, in a single session, live, capturing all the freshness of their speech and conveying the sensual warmth of their unmistakable sound. It´s mostly about original creations from the trio itself, with the addition of some covers from their most beloved ones such as Sam Rivers, Marco Mezquida or Carla Bley.

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Aleix Forts, despite his youth, already accumulates considerable experience, in part alongside Guillem himself in Monk electric band or in David Viñolas Trio, with whom has established a solid and fertile rhythmic bond. Graduated at "Conservatori superior del Liceu de Barcelona", he studied with Horacio Fumero, David Mengual, Masa Kamaguchi or Crostoph Rahn among others, and worked on projects such as Robert Nesta songs by Adrià Plana, Avantbrass, Retina or the Alfons Bertran 5tet ETC.

 

Guillem Plana is another young value from the Barcelona Music Workshop that has been part of different bands like Funkystep & The Sey sisters, Guillem Roma & Camping Band Orquestra, Gorg Trio, The Gramophone Allstars Big band or Joana Serrat. In 2014 he released "Monk Electric Band" as an eclectic tribute to the master Thelonious Monk and in 2019 he releases his first solo album with his own compositions, "Projecta Astrolabi", an eclectic ode to the cosmos with a jazz fusion flavor, which has been very well received.

 

David Viñolas, has the longest career, being the most experienced among these three musicians. Born blind, David breathes music from head to toe and has worked and studied alongside Toni Pagès, Marcelo Valente, Javier Feierstein, Marc Miralta, José Reinoso, Jo Krause, Marko Djordjevic, Calixto Oviedo; and Ernesto Simpson, Johny Almendra and Jeff Ballard during his stay in New York in 2004. He has also developed many projects with musicians such as Sergi Sirvent, Roberto García, Omar González, Santi Careta, Joao Balao, Adrià Plana, Joana Serrat, Raül Reverter, Feliu Ventura, La Cava Big band directed by Marc Vernis, Dijous paella, Dúmbala canalla, Funkystep & the Sey Sisters, Col·lectiu soroll and many more. A career so far culminated with different projects such as David Viñolas Trio (saxophone/bass/drums), and his overflowing melodies and polyrhythmias, live poetry recital with swing, groove, and free jazz forms. David Viñolas Cuban Trio, with a very personal island hot rhythms point of view. Sirvent & Viñolas and his solo performances where he displays his inexhaustible curiosity and inventiveness in all its splendor...