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Joan Torres

Bassist and composer Joan Torres has lead the Jazz Fusion ensemble All Is Fused since 2011. With 3 albums released to date, multiple award nominations, and the Vox Pop award for the Fusion Album category of the 14th Annual IMAs, the ensemble has been described as going "far beyond complex musical ideas managing to weave in a true sonic narrative" in their music (Music News 2016). Throughout several releases they have appealed to genre and non-genre fans alike. Since childhood, Torres grew as a musician, developing a deep interest for Jazz music that has guided his compositions for over a decade

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Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

Inspired by redefining music genres and pushing boundaries, Joan Torres Music presents a one-of-a-kind live performance at the SFJAZZ Center on August 23rd 2018 showcasing the great Michael Manring, The Barely Jazz Ensemble, and the cross-continental Joan Torres’s All Is Fused. The night starts with Manring opening the show, and grows progressively more collaborative as musicians ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Of The Musical

Read "Of The Musical" reviewed by Paul Naser

Bassist Joan Torres's journey as a musician led him to many interesting places. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he gravitated towards bass at an early age and attended several Berklee College of Music programs as a high school student. It was through one of these that Torres met world-renowned bassist Oscar Stagnaro, whom he counts ...

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Second Album By Joan Torres's All Is Fused

Second Album By Joan Torres's All Is Fused

After a successful crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo. The powerful ensemble from Puerto Rico, Joan Torres's All is Fused, release their second album, The Beginning Bassist and educator Joan Torres does not believe in rushing things. He called his first CD “Before” and this one, actually his second, “The Beginning”. “One of my goals is to find my own voice as a composer”, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jonathan Suazo: Extracts of a Desire

Read "Extracts of a Desire" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Albums by bassist Joan Torres ( Before, self-produced, 2012)) and guitarist Gabriel Vicens (Point in Time, self-produced, 2012) give every indication of a burgeoning jazz renaissance in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Marked by technical proficiency, these players have matter-of-factly eschewed New York and set about to build a scene in San Juan.

Among the most ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Before

Read "Before" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Bassist Joan Torres calls his group All Is Fused. Before, the band's début recording, features electric bass, electric guitar and (mostly) electric keyboards. Is this a fusion album?

Yes and no. Torres knows his fusion history, and appropriates from it with a sure touch. On “Doorway," the group channels the light samba sound of pianist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joan Torres: Before

Read "Before" reviewed by James Nadal

Fledgling musicians coming up in these accelerated techno times can benefit from pursuing individual projects without having to rely on major labels or other people to make decisions for them. Joining this crop of young lions is bassist Joan Torres, who is out to make it on his own terms with All is Fused, without ever ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joan Torres's Debut Album

Joan Torres's Debut Album

A group of diverse musicians assemble to form the group Joan Torres's All is Fused and perform his new original Modern Jazz Fusion tunes on the album Before Bassist and composer Joan Torres got into music at a young age. After getting the best out of most of the music he could listen to on the radio or through his family ...