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Published on March 19th, 2014 | by mundohr

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Albert Vila Quartet inaugurates the VII 1906 Jazz Season

ALBERT VILA

On Wednesday 19 March the VII edition of the 1906 Jazz Season begins at Jazz Filloa in A Coruña with the Albert Vila Quartet concert.  The emblematic Coruña club will hold three of the concerts in the Season, the second being Jason Lindner “Now vs. Now” on March 26, and Atomic on April 10.

ALBERT VILA QUARTET

Most artists that have triumphed abroad at some stage return to demonstrate that they can be prophets in their own land.  Barcelona welcomes with open arms, and a great following, a guitarist who, after having started in the Taller de Musics, gained experience in Amsterdam and in 2004 won an award for the best composition in the Dutch Jazz Competition. This composition would be part of his debut album as leader of Foreground Music three years later. Meanwhile, he continued his training in New York, but it was in the Dutch city where he could take part in workshops with Metheny, Scofield, and Rosenwinkel, three major references of modern guitar music.  The influence of the latter is clear in Vila’s cutting, bop phrasing, but also in his facet as a composer, undoubtedly one of the strengths of his talent.  Although he feels very comfortable working with standards (as “Moments”, his duet with Clara Luna, and the recent “Standards”, as a trio, demonstrate), Vila focuses on compositions that respect the language of jazz but have their feet firmly in the present.

Albert Vila: Guitar

Roger Mas: Piano

Rai Ferrer: Double bass

David Xirgu: Drums

Concerts on the Tour

Jazz Filloa (A Coruña) Wednesday 19 March / 10pm and 11pm

Xancarajazz (Vigo) Thursday 20 March / 11pm

Jazzazza (Murcia) Friday 21 March / 11pm

1906 Jazz Season

1906hosts three very intense months with a total of 50 concerts of the best jazz in some of the best jazz clubs in Spain.  The 1906 Jazz Season will reach 12 cities and 16 venues with such quality artists as Brad Melhdau, Kenny Garrett, Avishai Cohen and Atomic, along with many others.

The 1906 Jazz Season has always been characterised for setting jazz in its natural environment, jazz clubs, where the 1906 small great moments that the brand boasts can be fully enjoyed.  In this sense, in Galicia we will be able to enjoy concerts from this Season in A Coruña (Jazz Filloa), Santiago (Dado Dada), Vigo (Xancarajazz), Lugo (Clavicémbalo), Ourense (Café Latino) and Ferrol (Bla Bla Café).

The music programme will also reach Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Murcia, in addition to Oviedo which is a new addition to the Season. Also, the concerts will include venues like the Teatro Principal (Santiago de Compostela) and Teatro Lara (Madrid).

 

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