And The Voodoo Children Collective · Volume 1 (Digipack)
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Toni Vaquer

And The Voodoo Children Collective · Volume 1 (Digipack)

Fresh Sound New Talent

Personnel:
Pep Garau, Julián Sánchez, Iván González, Pol Padrós, Natsuko Sugao, Félix Rossy (tp & flh), Vicent Pérez, Aram Montagut, Rita Payés (tb), Amaiur González (tuba), Joan Mas (as), Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar (ss, as & ts) Gorka Garay (cl, fl, a-fl), Albert Cirera, Santi De la Rubia (ss & ts), Enrique Oliver (ts), Marcel•lí Bayer (as, bs, cl, b-cl), Luís Rocha (b-cl), Albert Bover, Marco Mezquida (p), Jaume Llombart (g), Marc Cuevas, Pau Sala (b), Ramon Prats, Roger Gutiérrez (d), Jorge Rossy (vib & d)

Reference: FSNT-532

Bar code: 8427328435321

Tracklisting:
01. The Voodoo Kids (Toni Vaquer) 9:48
Solos: Vicent Pérez & Joan Mas
02. Nosferatu (Albert Bover) 11:51
Solos: Albert Bover & Marco Mezquida
03. Preludio (Natsuko Sugao) 9:08
Conducting: Iván González
Solo: Natsuko Sugao
04. Not Just the Blues (Pau Sala) 10:05
Solos: Pol Padrós, Marcel·lí Bayer, Enrique Olive & Albert Bover
05. La hormiga y las mariposas (Jorge Rossy) 6:46
Solos: Jorge & Félix Rossy
06. Hora Fèrtil (Marco Mezquida) 6:41
Conducting: Julián Sánchez
Solos: Marco Mezquida, Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar & Santi De la Rubia
07. Cincuatres (Jaume Llombart) 5:43
Solo: Jaume Llombart
08. El mar está agitado (Amaiur González) 11:12
Conducting: Albert Cirera
Solos: Albert Cirera, Ramon Prats & Amaiur González
09. Doni Doni (Toni Vaquer) 5:06
Solos: Enrique Oliver & Santi De la Rubia

Toni Vaquer arranger and conductor

Personnel:
Pep Garau, Julián Sánchez, Iván González, Pol Padrós, Natsuko Sugao (trumpets & flugelhorns), Vicent Pérez, Aram Montagut, Rita Payés (trombones), Amaiur González (tuba), Joan Mas (ato sax), Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar (soprano, alto & tenor sax) Gorka Garay (clarinet, flute, alto flute), Albert Cirera, Santi De la Rubia (soprano & tenor saxes), Marcel·lí Bayer (ato & baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet), Luís Rocha (bass clarinet) Jaume Llombart (guitar), Albert Bover, Marco Mezquida (piano, keyboard), Marc Cuevas, Pau Sala (bass), Ramon Prats, Roger Gutiérrez (drums).
Guests: Enrique Oliver (tenor sax on #1,4 & 5), Jorge Rossy (vibes on #1 & 5, drums on #6), Félix Rossy (trumpet on #5).
Recorded at Sala Omega, Taller de Músics, Barcelona, January 4 & 5, 2017

Recording engineer: David Casamitjana
Assistant: Marc Sangés
Mixed & mastered by David Casamitjana & Toni Castaño at Espai Sonor Montoliu, Montoliu de Segarra, June 2017

Artwork: Ana Golobart
Photography: Alexandra Garzón

Produced by Toni Vaquer
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
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Review:

"Vaquer came up through David Mengual’s admired Free Spirits Big Band in Barcelona, but arranging skills like these are surely God-given. Most of the compositions are by band members, with La Hormiga credited to special guest Jorge Rossy, but it’s Vaquer’s vision that holds the project together. The sound-world is fascinating: reminiscent of Mike Westbrook’s Metropolis-era tone-poems in the more abstract passages, but opening out into full-throated swing. If it’s the distribution of brass that lends to the former impression, it’s the almost Kentonish (or Schuller-ish) handling of reeds that delivers the latter. All with a hint of rock in the background, as the Hendrix-inspired band name suggests.

The overture is full of strange sounds and what sound like sequencer fills, though they may be produced acoustically. Everyone’s encouraged, or takes permission to play in non-idiomatic ways. Guitarist Llombart opens his own Cincuatres with some retuned effects before revealing a big romantic ballad that implies threes over fours. Elsewhere, as on Sugao’s Preludio and Sala’s unusual Not Just The Blues, time is handled imaginatively and with real grace.

It’s a long record, but for once the threat of a volume two turns into real promise and anticipation. This is about as exciting an ensemble date as I’ve heard in a dog’s age, up there with Either/Or, the Dorf and all the others that prove big bands are currently enjoying a Jurassic Park moment."

Brian Morton (November, 2017)
Jazz Journal Magazine
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$12.85  (tax incl.)

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