Carlos Bermudo: Guitar.
Javier Delgado: Bass.
Nacho Megina: Drums.
Leandro Perpiñán: Tenor sax.
Rated 4 * (very good)
Lovers Again 5,48
I Don’t Know What To Do 6,20
Closely Unrelated Modes 5,38
Balada a la Esllingtraytonhorn 6,25
Olvidando (Per a T.C.) 6,36
THE DISC AND THE GROUP
Sevilla jazz in exist. Not everything is couplet, bugles and drums in the capital of Andalusia. Without reaching the level of other Spanish capitals, working in Seville for many years dozens of jazz musicians who do the possible and the impossible, professionally stay afloat in this haunting musical landscape that is ravaging our country. If live music in Spain is an arduous task, be jazz musician, working professionally as such, and support a family, and it is a Herculean task.
But no one said being a jazz musician was easy, and the history of this music there are hundreds of examples of musicians converted to other professions in order to survive. Therefore, above all, the quality of the music contained in this album, we bring this July 2012 at our record recommended this magnificent work of four musicians based in Seville and that under the leadership of the Valencian saxophonist (resident in Seville since 2003), Leandro Perpiñán, we have “Leandro Perpiñán Quartet”.
The album, self-produced by the components of the quartet (Carlos Bermudo on guitar, Javier Delgado on bass, Nacho Megina to the battery and self Leandro Perpiñán on tenor sax) contains 5 songs composed by the own Leandro Perpiñán and from the first track ” Lovers Again “already know where they will go the paths of the album. In my opinion, the disc contains a sincere tribute to swing from a modern perspective, influenced no doubt by contemporary masters of the tenor sax. Swing, Bebop Hardbop and shake hands in an hour totally enjoyable music that flows in every note of that magnificent quartet.
The album is, overall, well recommended, but I can not resist suggest that you listen carefully to the fourth song on the album entitled “Balada to Esllingtraytonhorn” almost a masterpiece arranged by Leandro Perpiñán, is a sincere tribute to two great musicians that marked the future of this music we call jazz: Duke Ellington and Strayhorn Billi.
The quartet chosen by Leandro Perpiñán to record this album between January and February 2012, is composed of three musicians hardened in a thousand battles. Capitalized musicians make their profession a manifesto against adversity. Hours and hours of rehearsal for “traipsing” dignity dozens of scenarios, make hundreds of “bowling” and concerts in search of an audience that always leaves satisfied with their performances. Carlos Bermudo on guitar, Javier Delgado on bass and drums Nacho Megina to speak the same musical language and that “feeling” is notra when the three accompanying Leandro Perpignan in the recording studio.
The same saxophonist has a solid musical training as evidenced by its passage through the prestigious and demanding school of Berklee College of Music where he completed his training in 2010 his studies with the highest score achieved in Performance “summa cum laude”. From Apoloybaco express our great joy to recommend for the first time on this website, a jazz group from Seville.
Hopefully this work is only the beginning of a future full of professional successes. They deserve without a doubt.