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Flamencojazz Company Rumbo Desconocido KAR7844 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberKAR7844
Release date06/12/2013

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      FLAMENCOJAZZ COMPANY releases their third record in barely three years. After their veryflamenco debut “NIKELA” and the follow-up flamenco jazz rendition to national and foreign classical standards – from Chueca to Rachmaninoff – on “In a classical mood”, here they come again with “RUMBO DESCONOCIDO” (“Unknown direction”). As its name suggests, this is a record of search and, certainly, of finding, a record of continuous discovery through a musical proposal that is becoming more solid at every turn. “RUMBO DESCONOCIDO” unfolds a wide variety of sounds with just the same harmonic idea and melodic and rhythmical development. FLAMENCOJAZZ COMPANY is composed of a jazz trio, more precisely, a flamenco-jazz trio, lead by pianist and author of most of FJC repertoire, PEDRO OJESTO, the double-bass player JOSÉ MIGUEL GARZÓN and Cuban drummer and percussionist FERNANDO JAVIER. They are jazzmen of flamenco soul, accompanied by guitarist JONI JIMÉNEZ and singer ISRAEL FERNÁNDEZ. Just listen to Jiménez’s guitar ‘solo’ after Ojesto’s one on “Somos esa luz”. Or just get closed to Israel’s voice on “Me enamoro fácilmente” (“I fall in love too easily”), that is flamenco of course, but this guy is singing jazz as well. There is no copy and paste or mere forced fusion; it is just the development that every musician has embraced in their own musical speech. The album starts off with bulerías highlighted by clapping, Fender piano and guest artist Segundo Mijares on EWI (Electric wind instrument) or midi sax, as stated on the album credits, to be followed by one bolero where the variety of Israel’s vocal registers can be appreciated; to continue with a cover of Pablo Milanés’ “Mandela” in the mood of tangos with special guest Juan Parrilla on flute. And more tangos on the song that provides title to the album, with a modern jazz treatment. A romance played by voice and guitar will end up into a 7/8, a jazz beat that FJC make it sound very flamenco. The jazz style continues with “Recuerdo a Mariano” featuring Jorge Pardo on soprano sax, a personal FJC homage to one of the most beloved managers in Madrid jazz scene, Mariano Gutiérrez. The album ends up with the voice of Miguel Montero and the guitar of David Cerreruela, former member of FJC on previous works who recently settled down in Barcelona. “Very few bands – quotes Pedro Ojesto- can play one week at Café Central and then at Casa Patas the week after with nearly the same repertoire. We just do”. This is the music that sounds in the jazz and flamenco temples of Madrid. Now you have it home.

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      CD 1
      • 1.Bulería de los Chicos (bulería)06:42
      • 2.Somos esa luz (bolero)06:42
      • 3.Mandela (tangos)05:03
      • 4.Rumbo desconocido (tangos)04:58
      • 5.Tú eres la dueña de mi corazón (romance & 7/8)09:49
      • 6.Donde se bañó el León (fandango)04:44
      • 7.Me enamoro fácilmente (balada)05:48
      • 8.Lo que eres tú pa’ mí (tangos-rock)05:03
      • 9.Reina Mora (tanguillos)08:47
      • 10.Recuerdo a Mariano (jazz)07:49
      • 11.A la luna (siguirilla)05:02
      • Total:01:10:27