My Friend Marko
  • Marco Mezquida Marco Mezquida
  • Marko Lohikari Marko Lohikari
  • Carlos Falanga Carlos Falanga

Marco Mezquida

My Friend Marko

Fresh Sound New Talent

Personnel:
Marco Mezquida (p), Marko Lohikari (b), Carlos Falanga (d)

Reference: FSNT-426

Bar code: 8427328424264

Tracklisting:

01. Always Late 3:47
02. Checkpoint Charly 4:55
03. My Lady Loves Me in E-Flat 6:03
04. Alice 5:24
05. Agustí For President 7:48
06. Taiko 6:33
07. Dama de nit 8:51
08. Cançó de matinada 6:53
09. My Friend Marko 0:52

Total time: 51:18 min.

All compositions by Marco Mezquida



Personnel:

Marco Mezquida (piano), Marko Lohikari (bass), and Carlos Falanga (drums).

Recorded by Gorka Dresbaj in Barcelona, on April 10, 2012


Mixed & mastered by Ferran Conangla



Produced by Marco Mezquida

Executive producer: Jordi Pujol

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Reviews:

"Mezquida hails from Menorca and is pretty ubiquitous on the thriving Catalonian jazz scene; he features on at least six releases so far in 2013 as sideman and this is his first as leader of his own trio. Straight out of the gate, were treated to fast tempo pyrotechnics with all three musicians effortlessly displaying their wares. Having seen MM live, I can say he connects directly to his instrument, physically engaging with its range and possibilities and somehow that vitality has been captured well in the varied moods here: the pointillistic flurries and stabs of Agustí For President (a tribute to fellow Balearic, avant-jazz pianist Agustí Fernandez); the joyous swing of Checkpoint Charly; the cheeky flirting and subverting of piano trio clichés on Alice; the subtle dissonances and false steps of Taikos drunken waltz; the sultry summer night of Dama De Nit or the early morning improvisation of Cançó De Matinada which slows things down, gives a little more room to breathe fewer notes, more space and is perhaps the most modern piece here. And thats the thing, this album is very contemporary, very now and yet its roots show clearly. Mezquida & Co. know the past, revel in it, and yet create firmly for the present. As for the future... Mezquida is worth watching."

Dave Foxall -January, 2014
Jazz Journal

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"Marco Mezquida, que podem sentir i veure en multitud de projectes actuals, presenta aquest 2013 My friend Marko, el seu primer treball com a líder. Vuit temes i una propina, la frase de contrabaix que dóna nom al disc, en els quals Mezquida ens convida a descobrir una part del seu món a través de la formació de trio. Un disc en el qual posa sobre la taula el seu bagatge musical, que beu tant dels clàssics del jazz (Mehldau, Jarret, Monk), com dels de la música clàssica (Ligeti, Granados, Bach). Referències que conflueixen en un llenguatge expansiu que difícilment es deixa encapsular en els gestos melòdics que el músic proposa, els quals sovint es queden en lestat de motius que es dilueixen en feixos texturals basats en un pianisme exuberant (My lady loves me in eflat, Agustí for president, Dama de nit).

Les composicions, totes originals de Mezquida, estan dominades per complet pel piano, el qual marca la pauta del discurs del conjunt. Baix i bateria aporten groove i riquesa tímbrica, aquesta última treballada amb les incursions melòdiques de Lohikari i lús dels plats de Falanga, els quals van més enllà del pintoresquisme i generen contextos que transformen el sentit musical (My lady loves me in e-flat, Dama de nit). El resultat és un llenguatge fonamentat en la generació de textures riques harmònicament i tímbricament, les quals embolcallen i alhora són travessades per línies melòdiques que Mezquida traça sovint a diferents plans (Dama de nit, Alice) o en uníson (Check point Charly, Always late). Temes que sorganitzen mitjançant direccions dintensitat perfectament conduïdes pel conjunt, el qual eixampla i contrau volum, tessitura i pols. El debut dun trio i la carrera dun músic que cal seguir."

M.G. (Novembre, 2013)
Revista Musical Catalana

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$12.04  (tax incl.)

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