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Enric Peidro

A self taught musician,Peidro began playing tenor at the age of fourteen.A couple of years later he was playing on several blues and rhythm and blues bands. His interest in Jazz developed quickly and since then,Peidro has remained loyal to his musical heros: the big-toned tenors in Jazz,like Ben Webster,Don Byas or Gene Ammons and specially the Texas tenor school of Jacquet,Cobb,Tate,Johnson..etc Although his sound and phrasing are deeply rooted in the swing-era,his approach is so natural and genuine that he has achieved popularity as a real "keeper of the flame" among the classic jazz lovers all over Spain. Often reviewed as an "outsider",a "rara avis" or "an stylist swinmming agains the current" by jazz critics who appreciate his honest,unpretentious approach and invariably point out the richness of his tenor sound.


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“This is a great cd by tenor player Enric Peidro.I recommend it without reservation to anyone who likes swingin’ jazz and lovely ballads played by guys who really understand the music they play” (Scott Hamilton)

Peidro, always a faithful follower of the big-toned tenors in jazz, demostrates at every gig that he knows fairly well how to produce a beutiful tone on the tenor sax delivered together with his natural ability to swing hard, and still keep sounding relaxed. (C.B news, dec 2009)

Peidro is all breath and heat, a beautiful sound, with an expansive character dominated by it’s swingin’ sound. The sparks fly between him and the veteran guitar placer Santiago Reyes and the group makes us think of collaborations like Al Cohn with Herb Ellis, Scott Hamilton and Ken Peplowski or Spike Robinson with Louis Stewart. There was a time, friends, in which jazz records were like that: all you needed was talent, no big excuses were needed, nor anniversaries, nor tributes to the recently deceased in order to organize a recording session, because what you had was something beautiful distilled from everyday life, more or less loyal to the era of the protagonist’s career. Today we have the contrary: first comes the record, then you have to invent the skin and bones of the artist as he goes from one stage to the next, hiding well is defects by surrounding himself with elaborate lighting effects and dancers. But Reyes y Peidro have nothing to hide. On the contrary, what they have is the desire to show it all, in the best sense of the expression. You and I come out of it with 55 minutes of pure enjoyment. (Jorge Garcia,Critico de Jazz Cuadernos de Jazz)

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