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Valentín Caamaño: All The Gods

Read "All The Gods" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


All the Gods is the fourth album from Spanish guitarist and composer Valentín Caamaño, a recording which he describes as his most personal to date. On previous albums, Caamano revisited the works of boppers (be-and hard-) such as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Grant Green. On All the Gods—accompanied by saxophonist Xose Miguelez, bassist Alfonso Calvo and drummer Miguel Cabana— he updates those influences with a set of mostly original compositions that clearly trace their lineage back to those stars ...

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Alfonso Calvo Septet: Sea Ahead

Read "Sea Ahead" reviewed by James Nadal


From the burgeoning and prolific Spanish jazz scene comes another quality production on the progressive Free Code label, based out of Galicia. Continuing this musical momentum is local bassist Alfonso Calvo, who formed a septet to showcase his compositional and leadership skills on Sea Ahead. Calvo was motivated from his recent association with Marcos Pin's “Broken Artist," and expands upon the septet foundation with a sophisticated realization. He recorded in a quartet format in 2014, releasing “No Name," with the ...

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Valentin Caamaño Trio: The Joy

Read "The Joy" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Sometimes album titles have an air of mystery, an enigmatic collection of words that seemingly bear no relevance to anything, especially the music. No such problem with The Joy, from the Valentin Caamaño Trio. From the cheerily welcoming swing of Charlie Parker's “Yardbird Suite" to the relaxed beauty of Thelonious Monk's “Pannonica" this is an album that, to paraphrase Lord Byron and Otis B Driftwood, lets joy be unconfined.On The Joy guitarist Caamaño, from Santiago de Compostela in ...


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