In Bop We Trust
Jazz Guitarist and composer.
Marcos Pin, Galician guitarist and composer , is one of the names you hear again
again, when talking about Jazz in Spain.
Heir to the hard bop tradition led by guitarists as Jimmy Raney or Tal Farlow to
couple, Pin defends the beauty in his sound and flow of his solo lines but with an
originality of ideas that fit contemporary times. A modern sound that comes
evolution of the great Jazz tradition.
Born october, 1974, Marcos started playing guitar at 8 years of age.
Lugo, his hometown was not a “Jazz place” at all. As a teenager, he played pop,
and folk styles until he discovered Jazz. And that was through the only Jazz radio
broadcasting program at the time: “Jazz porque Si”. Listening to Juan Claudio
conductor and newsreader of the program, he realized that this was what he
wanted to do
in life as a musician.
Really hard to get recordings at the time!, no internet, no jazz record shops, Lugo
of a desert, musically speaking, but still, an oasis existed!: Club “Clavicémbalo”
place. A nice venue where catalonian musicians used to play. Right there he
some answers and most important: LP´s!!!...making copies in old cassettes, every
was a treasure, not many, but listening until exhausted was the point.
Right after that period, about ten years long, he enrolled in the Royal
Netherlands. Main thing there: to play/ think Jazz 24 hours, 7 days!.
Right there he met Thanos Athanasopulos, great tenor saxophonist from Greece.
of them played hundred if not thousand gigs together and they run the project
“Athanasopoulos/Pin Jazz Quartet” for about 10 years now.
After accomplishing his studies Marcos moved back to Spain where he teaches
Escola de Música) and survives as a freelance guitarist and composer trying to get
to his two sons and wife.
Discography as a leader:
Directions (Marcos Pin Trio) FreeCode Jazz Records 2007
Pin Cirera Legido Martinez FreeCode Jazz Records 2007
Maybe in Other Life (Organic Collective) Audia Records 2008
Knock Before (Athanasopoulos-Pin Jazz Quartet) FreeCode Jazz Records 2009
Modern Money Mechanics (Athanasopoulos-Pin Jazz Quartet) Free Code Jazz
Groovy Meditation (Organic Collective) 2012
Barbanza (Marcos Pin Factor E-Reset) FreeCode Jazz Records 2012
Duology, Session 1 feat. Yago Vazquez FreeCode Jazz Records 2013
Duology, Take a Second feat. Telmo Fernandez FreeCode Jazz Records 2014
BROKEN ARTIST FreeCode Jazz Records 2016