Albert Sanz ha publicado discos significativos para la escena del jazz, y "Mediterraníes" es tal vez su disco más cercano y entrañable, y lo hace en esta ocasión especial acompañado al bajo y la guitarra por Munir Hossn,que ha trabajado con Joe Zawinul, Alex Acuña, Gilberto Gil , Javier Ruibal y Jerry González, y es uno de los más excitantes exponentes de la nueva generación de músicos brasileños,y por Sergio Martínez a la percusión, quien ha colaborado con músicos tan diversos como Diego el Cigala, Paul Simon, Danilo Perez o el ballet nacional de España.
Over the years, the young pianist Albert Sanz (Valencia, 1978) has become one of the leading jazz stronger in our country. Because of his age has toured with musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek and Joe Lovano, and is a regular contributor to artists like Jordi Rossy or Perico Sambeat. After his decisive role in one of the great successes of recent Spanish jazz (in the imagination with Silvia Perez Cruz & Javier Colina Trio), Albert Sanz takes a step forward and presents an ambitious new album. A project that makes him one of the great jazz musicians of Spanish who, increasingly, is also recognized beyond our borders.
Madrid-born tenor saxophonist and flautist Javier Vercher began his musical studies at an early age, under the direction of his father, himself a talented musician. Javier attended Berklee College in Boston, where he studied with Frank Tiberi, George Garzone, Greg Hopkins, David Johnson and Andy McGuee and learned directly from such figures as Mark Turner, Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Lacy, Mike Stern, Curtis Fuller and Bob Mintzer and on leaving Berklee began playing in drummer Bob Moses' band.
The fluidity of his playing on this album is amazing. Each note falls in place at exactly the right moment. Besides the well-known J.S. Bach, he also introduces us to several other less-known Baroque composers: Gaspar Sanz, Fernando Sor, S.L. Weiss, & Robert de Visee. Too often, Baroque music is presented as just an exercise in counterpoint. In this album, the rhythm is matched to human emotions in such a way that it's not just an academic exercise. The music is both exhilarating and soothing.