Iñaki Sandoval (el-p, keyb), Carles Benavent (el-b), Roger Blàvia (d, perc)
Bar code: 8427328884761
New musical project of Spanish jazz pianist Iñaki Sandoval, featuring bassist Carles Benavent and Roger Blàvia on drums. Released in double format, audio CD and DVD, the album presents the live concert recorded in Barcelona in May 2014. The movie has been directed by Aarón Barreiro.
The music for this album is entirely written by Sandoval and Benavent, featuring some songs considered already classics, such Miracielos, Sausolito Hotel Existence, De perdidos al río, among others, and including four Sandovals new compositions: Joana, Gracia, Maialen, and Meet you at Trident in 15 minutes. The album electric concept Sandoval only plays here electric pianos and synthesizers, and the mixture with Benavents flamenco rhythms, gives the music a real fresh and original approach, even with the older songs. Electric Trio Live music, could be described as a combination of jazz, Mediterranean rhythms, and flamenco, all under Sandovals distinctive personal style of writing.
03. Copla para Alberto
04. De perdidos al río
05. No Excuses
07. Bluestorius (*)
12. Meet You at Trident in 15 Minutes
13. Tirititrán (*)
Total time: 67:02 min.
(*) Songs in DVD only
All songs by Iñaki Sandoval, except 4 & 7, by Carles Benavent
Iñaki Sandoval (electric piano & keyboards), Carles Benavent (electric bass), Roger Blàvia (drums & percussion).
Recorded live in Barcelona, May 2014
DVD running time: 103:46 min.
Film directed by Aarón Barreiro
Produced by Iñaki Sandoval
IÑAKI SANDOVAL is one of the top and more international Spanish jazz pianists. He has three previous albums as a leader (Sausolito, Usaquén, and Miracielos), recorded in acoustic piano trio format, with great rhythm sections featuring Eddie Gómez, Billy Hart, Horacio Fumero, David Xirgu, and Peer Wyboris. He is a Steinway Artist, and the director of the Jazz Department at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona.
CARLES BENAVENT is an authentic legend of flamenco, having performed and recorded with artists as Paco de Lucía, Camarón de la Isla, Chick Corea, and Miles Davis, among much others. His last album as a leader is Un, dos, tres... (bebyne records, 2012).
ROGER BLÀVIA, Benavents companion for the last decade, is one of the most solicited drummers in the scene. He combines percussion elements into the drum set, mixing the flamenco palos and Mediterranean rhythms, all with a precise, rich, and solid sound.
Full video of the live concert available on