Trav’lin’ Light (Digipack)
  • Jaume Llombart Jaume Llombart
  • Pedro Campos Pedro Campos
  • Mayte Alguacil Mayte Alguacil

Mayte Alguacil

Trav’lin’ Light (Digipack)

Fresh Sound New Talent

Mayte Alguacil (vcl), Jaume Llombart (g), Pedro Campos (b), Felix Rossy (tp), Enrique Oliver (ts)

Reference: FSNT-1005

Bar code: 8427328480055

01. Everything Happens to Me (Dennis-Adair) 5:20
02. Trav’lin’ Light (Young-Mundy-Mercer) 4:08
03. Mean to Me (Ahlert-Turk) 5:08
04. I’m Old Fashioned (Kern-Mercer) 4:36
05. You Make Me Feel so Young (Myrow-Gordon) 4:14
06. What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Harry M. Woods) 4:30
07. For All We Know (Coots-Lewis) 3:06
08. I’ve Got the World on a String (Arlen-Koehler) 4:00
09. Good Morning Heartache (Higginbotham-Drake-Fisher) 4:52
10. I Was Doing All Right (G. & I. Gershwin) 4:00
11. My Old Flame (Johnston-Coslow) 5:31
12. Exactly Like You (McHugh-Fields) 7:02

Total time: 57:00 min. approx.

Mayte Alguacil (vocals), Jaume Llombart (guitar), Pedro Campos (bass).
Special guests: Enrique Oliver (tenor sax), Felix Rossy (trumpet).
Recorded at Medusa Estudios, Barcelona, January 24 & 25, 2017

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ferràn Conangla Mayor
Liner notes: Víctor Correa
Photography & design: Manuel Ocaña, Jaume Juan

Produced by Mayte Alguacil
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol


"Mayte Alguacil is from Mostoles, a small town just outside Madrid and was trained at the ESMUC Music School in Barcelona. Her record is remarkable: the music comes across as basically simple, with voice and on most tracks just guitar and bass, but it is completely unique and satisfying to the listener. If it were not for the occasional Spanish inflection on certain words you might think that English was Mayte’s first language; she sings so naturally and skilfully. The bad fortune epic Everything Happens To Me is given a heartfelt reading which convinces that she is in tune with every emotion expressed in the lyrics. She is similarly impressive on I’m Old Fashioned, singing with great intimacy and accompanied by just guitar and bass.

Many ingredients are required to make a vocal record as successful as this and Mayte appears to possess them all. A pure, vibrant voice comes first and then an expressive manner and good phrasing. She has these attributes and more and by choosing a sparse backing of just bass and guitar on many selections she enhances the warmth and intimacy. Last but not least comes the choice of material and here the selections can’t be faulted. Most of these standards are associated with star names but Mayte’s versions are all her own -fresh, and owing little or nothing to other vocalists. There is a special richness and warmth of expression in Mayte’s voice and delivery that is rarely encountered. As you will have gathered, this CD is highly recommended."

Derek Ansell (September, 2017)
Jazz Journal Magazine

"'Estoy chapada a la antigua', afirma sin complejos la madrileña Mayte Alguacil. Rasgo significativo de su personalidad que, junto a su voz pura y candorosa, enamoró al ilustre pianista Michael Kanan, un experto conocedor de esas añejas melodías, tan veneradas por ambos, compuestas por genios como Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen o George Gershwin. Ese vínculo le convirtió en mentor y piedra angular de su primer trabajo como líder: Day By Day (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2015). Kanan debe estar orgulloso al contemplar como la carrera de Mayte sigue madurando y subiendo peldaños.

El segundo, también bajo logo Fresh Sound Records, se titula Trav’lin’ Light (2017), y a pesar de no alejarse de la temática musical de su predecesor, contiene cambios substanciales. Alguacil ha substituido el piano por la guitarra de Jaume Llombart y eliminado la batería para dar más protagonismo al bajo de Pedro Campos (un rasgo que hubiera encantado a Chet Baker). Con este escueto colchón más las concretas aportaciones de Enrique Oliver y Félix Rossy a los metales, el disco transmite una sencillez fascinadora que abraza sin soltarte. La voz de Mayte Alguacil ha cogido más color, prestancia, seguridad, y una profundidad que cautiva en Everything Happens To Me, te absorbe en Mean To Me o emboba con Exactly Like You. Puedo imaginarla cantando sobre un piano, a lo Michelle Pfeiffer, I’ve Got the World On a String. Lo haría de cine."

Xavier Urrejola (Octubre, 2017)


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