Juan Saiz, Marco Mezquida, Alex Reviriego, Genis Bages - H.C. Pindio (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 296.05 Mb | 56:11 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Leo Records - CD LR 760
This is quite extraordinary, being a collection of soundscape pieces formed around an eclectic variety of roots which includes free improvisation, conventional music and jazz. It is highly dynamic, often feverish, yet at times so understated as to be mesmerising. The disc opens with a fairly predictable piece that exploits and displays the whole of the quartet and its musical skills. Having got that out of the way, so to speak, the band segues into a different place altogether and its penchant for the avant garde comes to the fore. Structural experiments and investigations follow, and the four musicians each explores his own wide-ranging continuum of assets, both in skill and bravura. This allows them to develop their improvisation which is awe-inspiring, especially that from flute and piano.