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La Locomotora Negra & Friends - The Jazz Room / Cova Del Drac Sessions (2-cd Set)

La Locomotora Negra

Featuring: La Locomotora Negra with special guests: Big Mama (vcl); Ignasi Terraza (p); Josep Maria Farras, Arnau Boix (tp), Oriol Romaní (cl), Joan Chamorro (bs), Toni Sola (ts), Benjamin Leon (Hammond organ), Biel Ballester (g), Marti Elias (d).

REFERENCE: LLNCD-001_2
BAR CODE: 9430384440016


Tracklisting:

CD 1
01. Happy 40th Birthday (Traditional) 1:57
02. Back At The Chicken Shack (Smith) 6:46
03. Perdido (Tizol) 4:23
04. Basin Street Blues (Williams) 5:38
05. Satin Doll (Ellington-Strayhorn) 4:41
06. Tour De Force (Gillespie) 5:00
07. Nuages (Reinhardt) 9:36
08. Beach Walk [Cha-Cha Morro] (Gili) 5:47
09. After you've Gone (Creamer-Layton) 4:16
10. C-Jam Blues (Ellington-Bigard) 6:04

Total time CD 1: 54:08 min.

CD 2
01. Flying Home (Goodman-Hampton-Robin) 6:10
02. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
(McHugh-Fields) 6:59
03. Minor Swing (Reinhardt-Grappelli) 4:43
04. Splanky (Hefti) 8:03
05. Sweet Georgia Brown
(Bernie-Casey-Pinkard) 4:44
06. Sophisticated Lady
(Ellington-Paris-Mills) 3:55
07. Crazy Drums (Gili) 5:36
08. Creole Love Call (Ellington) 5:11
09. I've Got My Mojo Workin' (Foster) 4:52
10. Tradi Birthday (Traditional) 2:19

Total time CD 2: 52:31 min.


Personnel:

LA LOCOMOTORA NEGRA
Ricard Gili (tp, vcl), Arnau Boix, Isidre Delgado, Miquel Donat (tp); Marc Trepat, Xavier Trepat, Victor González (tb), Oscar Font (tb, cl); Lluis Trepat (as, cl), Albert Gassull (as), Tomás González, Toni Gili (ts), Àngel Molas (bs); Tòfol Trepat (p), Albert Romaní (g), Jordi Casanovas (b), Carles Gili (d).

Enric Mestre (tb), replaces Oscar Font on tracks 3 (CD-1) and 2,4 & 5 (CD-2).

Guest musicians:
Big Mama (vcl); Ignasi Terraza (p); J.Mª Farràs, Arnau Boix (tp), Oriol Romaní (cl), Joan Chamorro (bs), Toni Solà (ts), Benjamin León (Hammond organ), Biel Ballester (g), Martí Elías (d).

Recorded live at “The Jazz Room/Cova del Drac”, Barcelona, on March 22,23,24 & 25, 2011.


Recording engineers: Ferran Conangla & David Casamitjana.
Mixed & mastered by Ferran Conangla
Production assistant: Ferran Cailà

Produced by La Locomotora Negra.

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Notes:

Throughout its 40-year of existence, the orchestra La Locomotora Negra has shared stage with many different musicians. Some of these meetings have been specific and sporadic, but some others have become continual and have even gone further. Because of their human qualities, their generosity, their support and obviously their affinity with our music, these performers have meant much more to us than it would have been in a chance meeting.

Some of them were with us at the very beginning and were a great example of the path we had to follow (Josep Farreras, Josep Tarazona "Pocholo" Jimmy and Mano Rena). With Gene Connors we listened to music, had dinners and recorded albums. With some others we have kept a close relationship, and have worked together on different projects (Josep Vadell, Oriol Romaní, Big Mama, Arnau Boix). Finally, there are some people we have shared specific and successful projects with (Kathy Autrey, Josep Maria Farràs, Ignasi Terraza, Biel Ballester, Joan Chamorro, Benjamín León). Some of them have performed with us in some of our recordings...

Now, by reason of our 40th anniversary, we wanted to bring some of these musicians / friends together in a project which consisted of two events. The first one was a large-scale concert at the Auditori de Barcelona with a remarkable amount of audience. The second one was a series of recording sessions at the Jazz Room, where the nearness of the audience would give the small jazz club a bit of atmosphere which would be great for the recording.

We should point out, that the current Jazz Room is the living heir of the legendary Cova del Drac, where La Locomotora Negra made its debut (as a quintet at that moment) on the 31st of January, 1971. The result of those sessions is this album we are presenting to you now. It is a gift of intense and emotional work that La Locomotora Negra would like to share with you. The outcome is a double album where these great soloists show the best of themselves in a warm atmosphere full of swing that our band always tries to offer.

And if the saying “my friend is your friend" can be applied to the world of music, we really believe that this album could mean "the beginning of a long friendship” to you.

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A lo largo de sus 40 años de existencia, la orquesta de La Locomotora Negra ha compartido momentos y escenarios con una buena cantidad de músicos. Algunos de estos encuentros han sido puntuales y esporádicos, pero otros han tenido una continuidad y una proximidad que han ido bastante más allá. Por su cualidad humana, su generosidad, su apoyo y, evidentemente, por la afinidad musical, muchos de estos músicos han significado algo más que un casual encuentro fortuito.

Algunos ya nos acompañaron en nuestros inicios representando para nosotros un buen ejemplo y un camino a seguir (Josep Farreras, Josep Tarazona “Pocholo”, Jimmy y Mano Rena). Con Gene Connors compartimos música, cenas y grabaciones de discos. Con otros hemos mantenido una estrecha relación (Josep Vadell, Oriol Romaní, Big Mama, Arnau Boix), a través de colaboraciones en diversas propuestas. Finalmente hay un buen puñado con los que hemos compartido puntuales pero fructíferos proyectos (Kathy Autrey, Josep Maria Farràs, Ignasi Terraza, Biel Ballester, Joan Chamorro, Benjamín León). Incluso, podéis escuchar a varios de ellos en alguno de nuestros discos...

Ahora, con motivo de nuestro 40 aniversario, hemos querido reunir algunos de estos músicos/amigos en un proyecto que ha tenido dos vertientes. Primero, un concierto de gran formato en el Auditori de Barcelona con una asistencia muy notable de público y, segundo, una serie de sesiones de grabación en el Jazz Room, donde la proximidad del público, en un ambiente propio de los pequeños clubes de jazz, nos transmitía una calidez especial. Cabe recordar que el actual Jazz Room es la sala heredera de la mítica Cova del Drac, donde el 31 de enero de 1971 debutó el entonces quinteto de La Locomotora Negra.

Fruto de estas sesiones es el álbum que ahora os presentamos. Un trabajo intenso y emotivo que nos hemos regalado y que La Locomotora Negra desea compartir con todos vosotros. Un álbum doble donde estos grandes solistas nos ofrecen lo mejor de ellos mismos arropados por la atmósfera cálida y plena de swing que nuestra orquesta siempre procura ofrecer.

Y si el dicho “los amigos de mis amigos, son mis amigos” se puede transferir al mundo de la música, estamos convencidos de que este disco puede significar también para vosotros “el inicio de una larga amistad”.

-La Locomotora Negra

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