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The story of Sergi Sirvent Trio begins on March 2005 when I got the invitation to play with the tenor and baritone saxophonist Carles Davis at Jamboree. For this occasion, I called experienced musicians to join me on this special gig: contrabassist Horacio Fumero and derummer Peer Wyboris. The concert was a big success, a great nigth of music. For me -at that moment I was 27- to play live jazz with such widely experienced musicians meant a really deep lesson, right straiht to my years. Oc course I also had the feeling of playing with the rhyhtm section of Tete Montoliu, a jazz reference in Catalonia and Spain, and there we were.
After that, we were requested to play again at Jamboree just as a trio. By that time Peer Wyboris was very ill but he would still be able to play on that trio gig, and actually when he was playing that night he seemed not to be ill at all; the power of music is amazing. Unfortunately, few months after that concert the great drummer Peer Wyboris passed away. But the experience was already there... and it was clear for me already that we had to keep that idea of a strong trio going. And that's how Xirgu arrives to the story. I had the joy of playing with Xirgu a few times begore with Gorka Benitez and David Mengual, and also in the Giuilia Valle Quintet. He was a special touch, and we had always had a very good connection, so I knew already it was going to be an amazing experience to play with him and Fumero in trio.
I usually play my own compositions in my own band and projects, but this time, to make the experience of this trio a special one, I thought it would be great to play mostly jazz standards, and to just have a nice jazzy trio sound. We played a few times in Jamboree, actually the best jazz club in Barcelona. The Sergi Sitvent Trio performed and recorded live at Jamboree, in the MAS I MAS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2011, on august 31th.
So this album wants to be an homage to the memory of Peer Wyboris, and all the blessings for him. And I also want to thanks Jamboree Staff/Mas i Mas for his continuous support to live music.