Vicens Martín & Dream Big Band i Gemma Abrié

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Vicens Martín & Dream Big Band i Gemma Abrié

Jamboree celebrates the Sant Jordi literary festival with the live premiere of the album-book 'Els Fruits Saborosos', where musician Vicens Martín has brought the poetry of Josep Carner to big band territory accompanied by the voice of Gemma Abrié. A work that has been hailed as the best new jazz offering of the year by popular vote in the Enderrock awards, and also feature recitations by Mariona Blanch. A magnificent musical date to round out the Sant Jordi festival celebrations.

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Excellent performance of original modern jazz compositions.  Gemma's control was quite good yet very evocative. The band comprised horns saxes trombones, trumpets and a few others, guitar (Vicens), bass, piano and drums, 16 pieces if I counted right.  All was tightly rehearsed but free in juxtaposing complex arrangements and solos.  Interspersed with poetry reading to musical background. Well worth checking out.