All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Marcos Pin

Content by tag "Marcos Pin"

Marcos Pin: Broken Artist

Read "Broken Artist" reviewed by James Nadal

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, is famous for the religious pilgrimage, but in the jazz world it is gaining a reputation as a breeding ground for premier musicians. A host of piano players make the area home, so guitarist Marcos Pin easily stands out in the crowd. The hard bop influenced Broken Artist is his tenth release ...

Telmo Fernandez Organ Trio: The Soul Jazz Beat Vol. 1

Read "The Soul Jazz Beat Vol. 1" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Telmo Fernández Organ Trio is a bit of a throwback--to the classic hard bop organ trios of yore. The title of the trio's first album, The Soul Jazz Beat Vol. 1, tells it like it is--a soulful, jazzy, collection that's high on melody and groove, a head-shaking and hip-swinging sort of album, low on pretention ...

Telmo Fernandez and Marcos Pin: Take A Second

Read "Take A Second" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

As the name suggests, Take A Second is number two in guitarist Marcos Pin's Duology series. Pin's long-term plan is to record a series of ten albums in duet with a range of musicians. As plans go, it's not the most complicated ever hatched, but the two albums that have so far seen daylight suggest that ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gio Yáñez: Zero Point Energy

Read "Zero Point Energy" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Guitarist Gio Yáñez makes his debut as a bandleader and recording artist with Zero Point Energy. He leads an impressive group of Spanish and Portuguese musicians on a set of original compositions that draw on contemporary jazz and rock as well as on the music of Galicia, where the guitarist began his studies with players such ...

Marcos Pin and Yago Vazquez: Marcos Pin: Duology

Read "Marcos Pin: Duology" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Duology: Session 1 features the duet playing of guitarist Marcos Pin and pianist Yago Vazquez. The album is a tour through some of the most popular jazz standards. The duo format and individual talents of Pin and Vazquez bring a life and energy to the tunes, revealing the depth and potential in even the most frequently ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marcos Pin: Duology Session 1

Read "Duology Session 1" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Galician guitarist Marcos Pin is no stranger to ambitious projects. His Barbanza (Free Code Jazz Records, 2012) was a cinematic, expansive large ensemble work that fused modal jazz orchestration with his native musical heritage. His Duology is much more intimate yet no less challenging an undertaking. It will consist of ten separate sessions, each a duet ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Jazz Quanta: February

Read "Jazz Quanta: February" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

February's Jazz Quanta is a beautifully mixed bag of blues, jazz instrumental and classical. There is never a dull moment.

Renee' and the Walkaways--The Walkaway Sessions (Self Produced, 2013). Vocalist Renee' Cheek heads up the piquant gumbo talent of her very own band, the Walkaways. The Walkaway Sessions is a Louisiana grassroots affair ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Marcos Pin: Duology / Barbanza

Read "Marcos Pin: Duology / Barbanza" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Marcos Pin is one of the most interesting jazz guitarists in Europe. On his latest album, Duology, the Spaniard teams up with pianist Yago Vazquez to explore the fast, fluid bebop tradition of such stellar axemen as Tal Farlow and Jimmy Raney.

It follows hard on the heels of Barbanza, featuring a ten-piece ...

Manuel Gutierrez: Illa Da Lua

Read "Illa Da Lua" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Manuel Gutierrez has built up a sizeable discography, but he's not previously released an album under his own name. Illa Da Lua is his debut as leader, but it's worth noting that the cover gives equal prominence to his rhythm section partners, bassist Tom Warburton and drummer Dani Dominguez. It's a fair share of the credits, ...

Marcos Pin Factor E-Reset: Barbanza

Read "Barbanza" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Spanish guitarist, composer and arranger {[Marcus Pin}}'s debut as a leader of a large ensemble follows the legacy and the aesthetics of mainstream American jazz with great love and owes little to the rich musical cultures of the Iberian peninsula. Pin focuses Barbanza on his strengths as an arranger who is well-versed in the vocabulary of ...