Leandro Perpiñan, Valenciano birth and adoption artistic Hispalense. Soon his interest in music is evident bands participating in Valencia, being founder of the Society Artistic-Musical “La Unió” Quart de Poblet and of collaborator Musical Society “Artistic” of Buñol.
Teen purchase vinyls Coltrane or Miles Davis. At 16 known saxophonist Ramón Cardo, who would instill a passion for jazz and the conocimientor of the great Valencians jazzmen of the moment: Perico Sambeat, Jesus Santandreu (the Xiquet), David Shepherd, or Francisco Angel Blanco, better known as “Latino”. Integra as a saxophonist the “Jove Jazz Band” directed by Jesus Santandreu and participates in the project “New Music for Big Band Vol. 2: Valencia Jazz”, recording an album directed by Ramón Cardo and Perico Sambeat.
Scholarship at Berkley, march to the US in May 2007 and began his studies at the American musical institution having as teachers musicians prestige of Frank Tiberi, Dino Govoni, George Garzone, Vince Mendoza, Dave Santoro, Greg Hopkins or Dave Samuels. Returns to Seville where he continues playing with his group, with the Andalucía Big Band and other projects in the beautiful city of Seville. He currently teaches saxophone at the Conservatory of Music “Cristobal de Morales” of Sevilla.
The album begins with the re-writing of a classic 30s John Klenner Leandro renamed as “Lovers Again”. Nearly six minutes from excellent hardbop that fits the present time. The melody ‘coltraniana’ Leandro imposes generously Perpiñán. the choirs of the quartet succeed: the soul puts it soft guitar Carlos Bermudo, rhythmic ‘ala Blakey’ is performed by a lively and colorful Nacho Megina and there is always approached response Javier Delgado on bass, before any requirement other musicians. The issue really is short.
“I Do not Know What To Do” is a composition that starts close to America and cha-cha-cha and is filled with racial elements and Africanism; undoubted merit of the excellent percussion that gives us Nacho Megina. Speed, technical change of pace from Leandro tenor, short and expressive guitar riffs and a classic and elegant walking low by Javier Delgado, they believe more than enough arguments to that interests you this beautiful and modal “Closely unrelated Modes “.
After the vertigo, the Quartet presents us with a ballad that oozes melancholy and rootlessness. Probably a well-deserved tribute to a symbiotic relationship that made history in jazz: the talent of the small but great arranger Billy Straighorn with the vision and personality of the influential Duke Ellington. Finally I invite you to discover what hides the extensive “Forgetting”.
In short, a work that is short, shows the creativity of the Quartet in the improvisations and does not skimp on showing executions with rhythmic diversity, presented in very nice shape for the listener.
1. Lovers Again (5:48)
2. I Don’t Know What To Do (6:20)
3. Closely Unrelated Modes (5:38)
4. Balada a la Esllingtraytonhorn (6:26)
5. Olvidando (Per a T. C.) (6:36) .
Leandro Perpiñán – Tenor sax.
Carlos Bermudo – Guitar.
Javier Delgado – Bass.
Nacho Megina – Drums.
Autoproducción , 2012 .
Links of interest:
– Leandro Perpiñán page on MySpace
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Source: Zona de Jazz