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Take Five With...

Take Five with Carlos Barba

Read "Take Five with Carlos Barba" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Carlos Barba Carlos Barba is an active performer, composer, educator, arranger, improvisor, producer, and multi-instrumentalist residing in El Paso, TX. He has recorded seven full-length albums as leader, two as sideman (Juan Pedro Macias Trio & Gabriel Balderas Quartet), two E.P./minidiscs, and two singles. The Carlos Barba Trio had the opportunity of opening for Antonio Sanchez & Migration Band in the Cd. Juarez International Jazz Festival 2019. He also shared the stage with renowned musicians Brian Lynch, Obed Calvaire, ...

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Album Review

Carlos Barba Trio: Lightyears

Read "Lightyears" reviewed by Jim Olin


Stitching together a diverse blend of influences -classical, Latin, and experimental -the Carlos Barba Trio consistently engage and innovate on their new album Lightyears. While the Texas-based group is rooted in improvisation they never lose sight of accessible melodies, dynamic hooks, and emotional depth. This is cerebral jazz with a beating heart, introspective at times but never detached and incomprehensible. Barba is a gifted pianist with a poet's ear for instrumental dazzle. “Bluebird" opens with thumping avant-garde clatter ...


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