Reference: SA 008
Bar code: 8427328450089
From his beginning this outstanding Catalan pianist has been developing a personal touch and an incredible left hand offering powerful performances full of virtuosity and creativity, where he breaks up the piano with hot and tasty organ Hammond B3 tunes. Being one of the most requested piano players in Spain and considered an specialist, he has lectured on the history of Blues and Boogie Woogie piano, being one of the few pianists in Spain able to recreate the primitive styles of this genre.
Lluís Coloma plays his own compositions in a performance full of power, dynamics and honesty. His music evokes the New Orleans pianists sound going trough Barrelhouse style to Chicago, cradle of electric Blues. In his new album, Lluis Colomas trio is accompanied by four saxophonists, a guitarist and a percussionist. His music is a pure boogie-woogie jazz.
01. Goin' to Malaysia 4:08
02. Rolling Left Hand 3:47
03. Lonely Avenue 3:44
04. The Ball 6:07
05. The Spirit of the Blues 4:24
06. Early Days (5:18
07. Magda (4:26
08. Jumping Fives 3:14
09. New Bles 5:32
10. Slow Sunset Blues 4:57
11. Yancey Meets Booker 4:19
12. Tea at Dawn, Part One 4:12
13. Tea at Dawn, Part Two 7:36
All arrangements by Lluis Coloma, except #12 by Lluis Coloma and Manolo German, and #3 by Doc Pomus and arrangement by Lluis Coloma.
Lluis Coloma (p, Hammond B3), Manolo German (b), Marc Ruiz (d), Pep Pascual (as), Dani Perez (ts), Natxo Romero (ts), Joan Chamorro (bs), R.M. Gera (g), Manuel Quintana (conga).
Recorded at Rosazul Studio, Barcelona, June 15th to 18th, 2006.
For more information visit: www.lluiscoloma.com
Produced by Lluis Coloma
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
"Spanish pianist Lluís Coloma tears up the 88s on Lonely Avenue (Swing Alley 008), his latest set of original boogie-woogie, barrelhouse, stride, and stomp piano instrumentals. With full saxophone section (two tenors, baritone, and alto) augmenting Colomas basic trio (drummer Marc Ruiz and bassist Manolo Germán), the sound is huge, and jumping numbers like Goin to Malaysia and The Ball will appeal to audiences who have never heard of Pete Johnson or Albert Ammons, much less Jimmy Yancey or James Booker (Yancey Meets Booker is among Colomas fanciful compositions). Coloma is also capable of gorgeous lyrical invention, as in Tea at Dawn, and moves to the Hammond B-3 for his jazzy Slow Sunset Blues and the title track, a staggering interpretation of the Doc Pomus/Ray Charles classic. Highly recommended."
Tomm Hyslop -Blues Bites