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Gorka Benítez

Bilbao

Fresh Sound New Talent

Personnel:
Gorka Benítez (ts), Dani Perez (g), Rai Ferrer (b), David Xirgu (d).

Reference: FSNT-281

Bar code: 8427328422819

Basque saxophonist Gorka Benítez, focuses his skills on a completely self-penned set except for a swinging reading of the well-known standard Because of You inspired by the city where he grew up. It is, to a certain extent, a contemporary post-bop session with varied pieces, full of surprises and wit that present the many different aspects of Benitez's formidable improvising talents. Gorka is backed by a supporting band of close-friends consisting of guitarist Dani Perez, bassist Rai Ferrer, and David Xirgu on drums.

Tracklisting:

1. Una Manera de Empezar
2. Because of You
3. Asken Zortziko Bat (*) Dedicated to Pilar Ormaetxea
4. Y dale!
5. Plaza Gris
6. Ronda Kalea
7. Cantan los Charcos el Lamento de las Gabarras
8. Otra Manera de Acabar

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jordi Vidal at Laietana Studios, Barcelona, October 16th, 2003.

Remixed, April 11th & 28th, 2006.

Review:

**** by Roger Roca

"Para el saxofonista vasco, su ciudad natal sabe a óxido y cemento, pero también esconde belleza asomando entre las ruinas. La dibuja a cuarteto con un jazz de formas angulosas, melodías claras y una sensibilidad que eriza el vello."

Price:

$12.04  (tax incl.)

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