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Carles Margarit: Ah te quedas

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The transfer of knowledge from the past to expressions of the present is profoundly voiced on Ahi- te quedas. Though representing the full post bop idiom--full of glorious swing and intensity--the music is executed by young musicians with new musical timestamps of today's jazz.

An active member of the thriving jazz climate of Barcelona, saxophonist Carles Margarit is one of the city's rising musicians, involved in many music outlets in performing, composing, and leading his own group. His debut recording features a quintet with two saxophones, piano, and rhythm section. The opening title piece, loosely translated as “There You Remain, ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carles Margarit Group: Ahi Te Quedas

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The Carles Margarit group is a quintet of young musicians from Barcelona, Spain. They play a few standards, but their repertoire consists largely of the leader's attractive compositions. While Margarit's writing falls within the general parameters of hard bop, he crafts declamatory, catchy themes with intriguing harmonies, such as the relaxed minor blues of “Bee-Boop" or the rhythmically churning title tune.

The CD booklet has little text, but there are photographs of each musician. These are young players, Spanish young lions, and based on the performances on this CD, they show some real promise. The leader is a ...



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