FLAMENCOLOGIE is a project of already expanded existence led by the flute player and saxophonist Carmelo Muriel. This proposal was conceived from the beginning with the intention of treating flamenco from the different contributions, which at a linguistic level, have been adding a lot of artists in recent years. These contributions have been not only formal or instrumental, but also at the repertoire level.
But in this question Flamencologie creates its repertoire starting from the cantes themselves, trying to expand the flamenco discourse and trying to escape through the multiple windows that are currently open for and for flamencos.
In all its existence this project has been formed with very different formations by which musicians from different backgrounds have passed, such as Nono García (guit.), Juan Sainz (bat.), Piet Verbist (cont.), Ana González (dance). , Jesús Helmo (dance), José Millán (cante), May Fernández (cante), Samara Montañéz (cante), Luis Balaguer (guit.), Carmen Jurado (violin), Pedro Domenech (vlnch.), Rafael Crespo (guit. ), Ale Benítez (bass), Kuki Santiago (dance), David Gavira (percussion) and a long etc. in addition to the training that we present today.
When music is approached from the personal prism, particular voices, own sounds and projects with personality arise. This is the case of these four musicians who are after a long trajectory of individual search, with projects that converge in the use of elements such as the popular repertoire, jazz improvisation and the language of flamenco.
The flute player and saxophonist Carmelo Muriel with a varied background that goes through the classical school, jazz music or flamenco, has collaborated with almost all the musicians of his environment (Antonio Toledo, Carlos Villoslada, Pedro Cortejosa, Javier Rubial, Chano Domínguez, Los Guapos, Trapecistas, Cai, Leo Power, Sonra Big Band, Niño la Leo, Toma Castaña, Juan Villar JR and a long etcetera) as well as leading their own project in “El jardín de las oranges” and “Flamencologie”.
Carmelo Muriel: flautas
Nono García: guitarra
Tito Alcedo: guitarra
Joan Massana: contrabajo
“My music is no more than a reflection of what my life has been up to now”
Eva Cortés, singer, lyricist and composer born in Honduras and raised in Seville, has a unique and convincing voice within the scene of jazz and creative music. His music lives up to its roots and looks to the future with depth and passion. Eva is considered a woman of today with the advantage of growing up in a multicultural environment where the musical experience prevailed since in her family there were singers, instrumentalists and music teachers.
The journey that Cortés began has crossed many paths: through his uncle he got to know the funk, soul and music of Motown and through his grandparents, the opera. His family left Honduras when Eva was 3 years old and settled in Triana for a few years and then to the outskirts where flamenco was part of every day. “Everyone hummed, I cooked with the radio and the windows open, the music in the South impregnates you.” Eva recorded her first demos at age 4, which led her to record the album “Cosas de niños” in 1980 with artists such as Miguel Bosé, Mocedades, Víctor Manuel and Ana Belén.
In 2000, Cortés settles in Madrid, where he develops his particular style observing, coinciding and collaborating with musicians such as Jerry González, Pepe Rivero, Antonio Serrano, Manuel Machado, among others. Six years later he traveled to Chile with a handful of original compositions and recorded his first album “Sola Contigo” (Lonely with You). Shortly after he moved to Paris where he finished mixing and mastering this work. The album was released in 2007 under the auspices of EMI.
Cortés made sure to put together an incomparable band and recorded his acclaimed “Like Water Between Fingers” in 2009, formed by original compositions except for the versions “You Do not Know What Love Is,” and ” La Vie En Rose. “The work was very well received and the press called Eva” rising star “” the new queen of Latin Jazz “.
Her place as “one of the most interesting composers and interpreters of the jazz scene in Spanish” was consolidated in 2010 with the launch, once again through Universal, of her highly recognized “The Sea of My Life” (The Sea of my Life).
In 2012 he published his most ambitious project, a live recording (CD / DVD) “Jazz One Night with Eva Cortés in Madrid”. After touring Spain, France, Holland and New York, he created a great union and rapport with his band … The one that is created after traveling and sounding continuously for a long period of time. “Jazz One Night” is probably the most definitive portrait of Cortés to date. His latest work “In Bloom” will be published in the United States in February 2015 under the auspices of Truth Revolution Records.
CROSSING BORDERS is your seventh job as a leader. It presents a series of original songs and some classics of the Latin American repertoire, all wrapped in a Latin jazz atmosphere with flamenco echoes.
Crossing Borders was produced by Grammis 2018 nominated trombonist / arranger Doug Beavers and has featured musicians such as Robby Ameen, Luques Curtis, Pepe Rivero, Marvin Sewel, Jon Cowherd, Luisito Quintero and Christian McBride. recording.
Eva Cortés: voz
Alvaro Vieito: guitarra
Juan García: contrabajo
Nacho Medina: batería
The composer and pianist Jose Carra is one of the most creative pianists of the new generation of Spanish jazz musicians. His music, strongly influenced by classical music and jazz, refers to many other styles such as rock, pop, electronic or popular music. Poetry also plays a fundamental role in his music, creating a totally personal and recognizable universe.
In 2016 he received the Muéstra-T Málaga award in recognition of his career as a musician and promoter of the image of the city of Malaga and in 2017 the Prize for Record Work of the Association of Musics of Jazz and Modern Music of Catalonia.
2018 is the year of launch of the new work of Jose Carra. An album titled DIARIO DE FLUEL with original songs by Carra, recorded with Bori Albero (double bass) and Dani Domínguez (drums). After the success of the last album of the trio “Verso”, this time they are immersed in a more electronic sound, with minimalist melodies and a rhythmic base close to the electronic and rock.
In “Verso”, this lyrical universe is already captured in which many landscapes are drawn, from the energy of rock to the lyricism of minimalist classical music. One of the tracks on the album, “Kodama”, was named Track of the day in the prestigious digital magazine “All About Jazz”. In his previous album “El Camino”, Jose Carra recorded with the singer Beatriz Pessoa, the saxophonist Enrique Oliver, the bassist Romeu Tristao, the drummer Joao Lopes Pereira and the percussionist Carlos Cortés.
In addition to these projects as a leader, Jose has played and recorded with prestigious jazz musicians such as Sheila Jordan, Eric Alexander, Chris Cheek, Stanley Jordan, Perico Sambeat, Javier Colina, Roberta Gambarini and the world of flamenco as the cantaora Argentina, Jorge Pardo or Carles Benavent. He has worked with some of the best record labels such as Sony Music, Black and White Music or Fresh Sound Records.
As a composer he has made music for film and theater, as well as compositions and arrangements for different symphony orchestras, including the composition of the soundtrack “Coleccionista” Prize of the Fantastic Film Festival of the UMA, the arrangement and orchestration of “Huelva sounds different” of the album of the flamenco cantaora Argentina (Sony Music Spain) and orchestrations for the disc of the Boys of the Choir of Saint Marc “Sing The Beatles” (Black and White Music)
Jose Carra: Piano
Bori Albero: Contrabajo
Dani Domínguez: Batería
He has just received the award for EXCELLENCE IN JAZZ PRODUCTION from the sample of Jazz BBK Jazz by Troublemaker. Bobby McFerrin, chose her as a support for her concert at the MadGarden Festival.
Awarded as one of the best young voices in European jazz at the International Festival “Nomme Jazz” in Estonia, Noa Lur has reached Number 1 in sales at Itunes Jazz with her single “Walk your talk”, song included in her second album ” Troublemaker “with whom he recently opened at the Apollo Theater for Macy Gray.
Says the prestigious magazine “Cuadernos de Jazz” of her that is “an exuberant and playful voice, feminine, talented, broad in sound and dramatic registers, of charming and fine playful sense that is truly captivating”.
In October 2016, after signing for WARNER MUSIC, the new Troublemaker album was officially presented at the Teatro Lara in Madrid, with a resounding success for critics and audiences.
Recorded in a base quartet format, it surprises with the presence of a dazzling big band at times. Contemporary, open and experimental sound, direct melodies and arrangements that go through the European groove and sounds without forgetting their Basque roots. A fresh album with original Noa songs and some great national jazz composers. A positive message as well as a claim.
TROUBLEMAKER with the executive production of Noa Lur and musical production by Noa Lur and Moisés Sánchez, and mixed and mastered by great engineer Pete Karam (Pat Metheny, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton …) also shines thanks to the participation of top musicians line.
Carlos Sarduy is one of the trumpeters of Latin Jazz with the greatest international projection, a brilliant and promising artist who arrives on the European music scene in 2008, conquering international stages with great artists from the Jazz and World Music scene as well as Flamenco.
He was born in Havana (Cuba) in 1985. He began to play the trumpet when he was 4 years old, he lived a unique and special childhood, where he developed as an early musician. He continues his studies at the Amadeo Roldán conservatory. Besides being a spectacular trumpeter and percussionist, he is also a pianist, composer, producer, bandleader.
In his concerts he offers a magical and vibrant musical journey through a melodic, sensitive discourse, characteristic of a personal language that reflects his great knowledge about Afro-Cuban music and his mastery to develop in jazz in an innovative way.
He has performed at the most important international jazz festivals as well as the most emblematic jazz clubs in the world, such as the Blue Note in New York and the SF Jazz in San Francisco and has received several awards and recognitions among which:
First prize in the “JoJazz” contest in Havana, which he won with 16 years. American Grammy to Irakere 40 with Chucho Valdés 2016Grammy Latino to “Techarí” with Ojos de BrujoGrammy Latino to “El último trago” with Concha Buika and Chucho Valdés. 2009
In Afro Cuban Jazz the music is clearly based on the influences of Afro-Cuban music developed in a jazz setting with the influences of American Jazz. The poliritmia of the touches of Batá, the rumba, or the guarapachangueo, are the popular elements and protagonists that are reflected in these compositions.
The Band that collaborated in the recording of this work is formed by Lukmil Pérez to the Cuban drum set in Paris, Regis Molina to the Saxophone, Cuban also currently lives in Berlin, Reiniel Elizarde to the Cuban contrabass settled in Madrid and Aruan Ortiz Cuban pianist who lives in New York Among other great collaborations such as Abel Marcel on piano and Munir Hossn on guitar.