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October 2022


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.

A band that moves elegantly through Gonzalo del Val compositions, from the thrilling "Es Bot" and the evocative "Agrio de limón" to "Galeón" and "Los tres mulatos de esmeraldas", where different band members influences become evident. Record runs in perfect balance under Gonzalo del Val direction under contemporary jazz flavours and certain Jazz from the 70´s reminiscences, full of colors in "Azur" and "Simple" proving band´s virtuosity on "Big Nick" and ending this work with the delicate and Brazilian influenced "Gota d'agua”, the only song with vocal contribution with input from the splendid Catalan singer Carme Canela

"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.


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