Different Roots

Rodrigo Faina

Label: Red Piano Records
Released: 2021
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Opening; Deep, Dark and Blue; At Night; A Room Full Of People; An Installment Of Time; If I'm To Live; Deep, Dark and Blue (alternate version); Dreams (bonus track).


Rodrigo Faina
composer / conductor
Fanny Alofs
voice / vocals
Nils van Haften
Guillermo Celano
guitar, electric
Jules Buckley
composer / conductor
Victor Belmonte
trombone, bass
Marc Kaptijn
Iman Spaargaren
saxophone, tenor
Kees Krabben
saxophone, alto
Lars Wouters
Ilse Eijsink
clarinet, bass

Additional Personnel / Information

Clemens van der Feen: double bass ; Jasper Le Clercq: violin; Nina Hitz: cello; Rodrigo Faina: electric guitar.

Album Description

Different Roots, Change Ensemble´s first album, is inspired by Rodrigo Faina´s adolescence and childhood in Argentina, where the literature of Julio Cortazar and Jorge Luis Borges went hand in hand with jazz music and played a fundamental role in Rodrigo´s life. Each piece is inspired by literature and organically incorporates some form of improvisation. The album’s music evokes feelings and sensations that remain with us after having read each story, and aims to take us to a fantastic place that exists only in the composer’s mind. Sound, space and a certain autumnal lyricism are the real common thread through the entire album, and some pieces arouse a deep feeling of nostalgia that some listeners might associate with tango music. The instrumentation of most of the album is clearly rooted in jazz music. One could say that the ensemble is some kind of extended big band, although the characteristic orchestral writing takes the listener to unexpected places.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Different Roots

Red Piano Records


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