Emilio Solla (p, lead), Chris Cheek (ts, ss), Gorka Benítez (ts & fl), Benet Palet (tp), Juanjo Mosalini (bandoneón), David Ballesteros (violin), Manuel Martínez del Fresno (cello), Omer Avital (b), Jorge Rossy (d), David Gómez (perc)
Reference: FSWJ 018
Bar code: 8427328425186
The Suite Piazzollana is divided in three parts; the name of each being an anagram of Piazzolla: Astor. If I am allowed, I advise listening to it as a whole, non-stop, at least the first two times. Thanks.
Mi Buenos Aires Blues is a C Minor blues with a "new tango" rhythm. We had already recorded a version of this piece with Afines on 'Folclores' (FSWJ 001), but I wanted to recreate this piece with the nonet to give more room to improvisation and thus take advantage of the very individual voices of these soloists (and to let them catch their breath after hitting them with the maillards of written notes that make the Suite!).
Adiós, Noneto is a small farewell piece. It became the inevitable ending once it was named, in a fine brush stroke by David Xirgu (a Catalan poet who plays drums), to paraphrase the very emblematic "Adiós, Nonino" by Piazzolla. The night before recording I wrote a lead sheet for soprano sax and piano (everything else is improvised), and the following morning I made nine copies and passed them around. We barely spoke. We recorded two takes, I did a bit of editing in the mix, and this is what is left. Hope to see you soon, very soon, Noneto." - Emilio Solla
I - Rotas
01. Milonga 0:48
02. After-milonga 5:09
03. Otro Buenos Aires 4:57
04. ¿Volver qué? 2:17
II - Ratos
05. Ratos 9:44
III - Tarso
06. Tarso 2:09
07. Tierra adentro 3:55
08. Tierra afuera 6:45
09. Metatarso 1:36
10. Finale 3:00
11. Mi Buenos Aires Blues 9:25
12. Adiós, Noneto 2:50
13. Milonga (Extended Mix) 1:40
Total time: 54:22 min.
All music composed & arranged by Emilio Solla
Emilio Solla y su Orquesta
Chris Cheek (tenor & soprano sax), Gorka Benítez (tenor sax & flute), Benet Palet (trumpet), Juanjo Mosalini (bandoneón), David Ballesteros (violin), Manuel Martínez del Fresno (cello), Emilio Solla (piano, lead), Omer Avital (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums), David Gómez (tinaja on #6, cajón on #8,10).
Recorded at Estudios Moraleda, Barcelona, June 15 & 16, 2001
Engineered by Jordi Vidal & Ferran Conangla
Mixed at Bit a Bit, Barcelona, by Ferran Conangla & Emilio Solla
Mastered at Haura, Esplugues, by Maurizio Tonelli
Art: Lucile Chaurin
Photos: Aurelio Santos
Produced by Emilio Solla
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
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