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Oscar Penas: Music Of Departures And Returns

Read "Music Of Departures And Returns" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In putting together his fourth album, guitarist Oscar Penas looked to composers he connects with, songs that speak to him, and originals that fit comfortably with the rest. That's the concept here, plain and simple, and the end result is a thirty-eight minute beauty that's alluring and completely accessible.

Two different rhythm sections ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oscar Peñas: From Now On

Read "From Now On" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Oscar Peñas è nato a Barcellona, ma risiede negli Stati Uniti da parecchio tempo. Sull'asse Spagna-America si è sviluppata la sua carriera e anche la sua musica ne ha risentito positivamente. Il suo primo viaggio verso gli States è stato per diplomarsi alla Berklee School, poi il ritorno a Barcellona per cominciare la sua vera carriera jazzistica ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC: November 1 and November 5

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC: November 1 and November 5

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording From Now On Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 PM at the 55 Bar With Dan Blake (saxophones), Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums), and special guest, Gil Goldstein November 5 at the Bar Next Door With Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums) "It's difficult to separate Peñas the performer from Peñas the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording "From Now On"

Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording "From Now On"

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording From Now On Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 PM at the 55 Bar with Dan Blake (saxophones), Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums), and very special guest, Gil Goldstein November 5 at the Bar Next Door with Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums), "Oscar's music is inviting and from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

BJURecords to Release "From Now On" from Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas

BJURecords to Release "From Now On" from Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas

FROM NOW ON features: Oscar Peñas(guitar, compositions), Dan Blake (tenor & soprano saxophones), Moto Fukushima (six string electric bass), Richie Barshay (drums) With Special Guests: Gil Goldstein (accordion, piano), Franco Pinna (bombo legüero) "Oscar's music is inviting and from the soul; finely cultivated and fully realized...his writing and playing have beautiful motion and uniquely sensuous melodies."- Esperanza Spalding "Oscar is a very dedicated ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oscar Penas: From Now On

Read "From Now On" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The music on From Now On is modern jazz marinated in the seductive flavors of Spain and South America. Guitarist Oscar Peñas' path lead him from Barcelona to Brooklyn, NY, and this geographic duality is ever-present in the intriguing blend of music that's presented on this, his debut for BJU records.

While Iberian-influenced ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Oscar Penas: From Barcelona to Brooklyn

Read "Oscar Penas: From Barcelona to Brooklyn" reviewed by Tomas Pena

Oscar Peñas belongs to a generation of artists who believe there is more to being a musician than being technically proficient. Like his peers--many of whom are emerging, independent musicians--his music reflects his roots, his impressive credentials and his openness to new ideas and concepts. Oscar is part of a flourishing new music scene in Brooklyn ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oscar Penas: Astronautus

Read "Astronautus" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The music of this group led by Oscar Penas is firmly rooted in the post-bop mainstream, yet it sounds fresh and distinctive, possessing a quality of lightness coupled with considerable drive. And Astronautus serves notice that a major new saxophonist has arrived. His name is Javier Vercher, and with any kind of luck, we'll be hearing ...