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Marta Sanchez

Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, pianist and composer Marta Sánchez is actively working in the contemporary creative music scene in New York City and around the globe. Charting a significant path through her innovative and original music, she has reached an international audience, gaining significant global recognition. After finishing her classical training at the Conservatory, she began her academic training in jazz and contemporary music at School of Music Populart, earning a grant from A.I.E. (Spanish Association of Musicians.) The first band she created, Zafari Project, was selected by the Spanish agency for youth (INJUVE) as one of the most promising on the Spanish scene, giving them the opportunity to tour Spain playing in different jazz festivals

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Marta Sanchez: Danza Imposible

Read "Danza Imposible" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Terzo disco a proprio nome per la giovane pianista e compositrice madrilena Marta Sanchez, formazione classica e alcuni anni passati a New York dopo la decisione di dedicarsi interamente al jazz. La formazione che qui guida è un classico quintetto composta da un trio e da una front line di due sax, ma ha la particolarità ...

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2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

Danza Imposible

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Copa de Luz; Danza Imposible; Scillar; El Girasol; Board; Nebulosa; Flesh; Junk Food.

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Marta Sánchez: Danza Imposible

Read "Danza Imposible" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Dovetailing lines, capering rhythms, and colorful harmonies rise to the surface and coalesce on pianist Marta Sánchez's Danza Imposible. Just don't expect them to arrive in predictable fashion. Instead of taking the obvious pathways through or directly to an idea, Sánchez paves byways and discovers wormholes that prove far more interesting and meaningful as travel routes. ...

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John Blevins: Matterhorn

Read "Matterhorn" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Convincente album d'esordio (prodotto dal Kneebody Shane Endsley) di un ottetto/nonetto capitanato dal trombettista e compositore John Blevins, giovane musicista attivo nel jazz, nel funk, nel folk-rock, nella classica contemporanea e presenza costante nei circuiti underground newyorchesi. Matterhorn riunisce giovani musicisti, alcuni già in evidenza con album da leader come la pianista Marta Sanchez, qui impegnata ...

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John Blevins: Matterhorn

Read "Matterhorn" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Back in the 1960s, when the music now commonly known as fusion was called “jazz-rock," the earliest bands to get plastered with said label were essentially funk and rock rhythm sections--guitar, bass, keys and drums, plus or minus congas--with a lead singer and a jazzy horn section tacked on. Think Blood Sweat and Tears, or Tower ...

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I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Marta Sanchez

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Marta Sanchez" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Jaki Byard --The Last from Lennie's (Prestige--2003). Ho ascoltato spesso Jaki Byard durante l'ultimo anno. Ora sto indirizzando la mia attenzione su questo disco con Joe Farrell. La versione di “After You've Gone," suonata in trio è sorprendente. Subito dopo l'esposizione della melodia piano, basso e batteria eseguono dei soli. Lo stride di Jaki ...

Partenika

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Opening; Patella Dislocation; Partenika; Balada Del Momento; Yayyy; Andy; Small Game; El Paso De Los Anos.


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