Toni Solà (ts, ss), Ignasi Terraza (p), Manuel Alvarez (b), Oriol Bordas (d)
Bar code: 8429916900174
Hard to find Toni Solà recording debut as leader, finally available. Really a collector's item and a must have for Modern Mainstream fans.
A job emerged from the collaboration of saxophonist Toni Solà with the trio of Ignasi Terraza. There, Toni's saxophone, with a warm and sensual sound, will gradually seducing us with his serenity and lyricism.
Accompanied by a magnificent Ignasi Terraza trio who shows, with elegance and authority, a wide range of stylistic resources. We can advise in this record this groups sweet moment, emphasized by the maturity and training reached after three months of playing the show Jazz a les fosques on a daily basis, just before this recording.
The repertoire, consisting of little known standards, surprise us nailing the proposal.
Night falls, the silence is imposed, the time has come to hear the night sounds.
"The four musicians on this CD are all Spanish and the liner notes are in Catalan, but there is no communication problem when it comes to the music, which is straight-ahead jazz. Toni Solà has a warm tone on tenor and sounds particularly comfortable caressing the melodies on the ballads although he also cooks on one of the most up-tempo versions of John Lewis' "Afternoon in Paris" ever recorded. In addition, Solà takes a solo worthy of Gene Ammons on the lowdown "Night Sounds Blues." Ignasi Terraza (who has led several CDs of his own) is a well-rounded pianist who is quite skilled both as a soloist and in accompanying the tenor. Bassist Manuel Álvarez and drummer Oriol Bordas are tasteful and swinging in support of the lead voices. Fans of bop-oriented jazz will certainly enjoy this release from the Spanish Swingfonic label."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide