Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Flemenco Side of Kind of Blue @ Jazz Standard 11/6/09

This was fabulous! I haven't seen much Flamenco in my life, but I definitely need to get to more. If the dancer wasn't up on the platform dancing, he was sitting in a chair onstage clapping his hands and tapping his feet as percussion instruments. There was a great vocalist. The piano was awesome. I loved the upright bass. The percussion was awesome. I really loved this show and I'm fortunate I was able to get there.

Thursday - Sunday December 3 - 6

Chano Domínguez Flamenco Quintet: “The Flamenco Side of Kind of Blue
Chano Domínguez – piano

Mario Rossy – bass

Blas Córdoba – cantaor

Israel “Piraña” Suárez – cajón 

Tomasito – dance and palmas
And now (as the saying goes) for something completely different: A stunning new interpretation of the 1959 Miles Davis classic Kind of Blue, as performed by a unique flamenco/jazz combo under the direction of the brilliant pianist Sebastian Domínguez Lozano, better known as Chano Domínguez. Born 49 years ago in the Spanish city of Cádiz, Chano began flamenco guitar studies at age eight, then switched to keyboards when he formed the band Caí, which fused traditional Andalusian roots with progressive rock. Beginning with the formation of his own trio in 1992, Chano has experimented endlessly with the alchemy of jazz and flamenco on such albums as Hecho a Mano and Imán. This is the final concert series of the Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival, proudly co-presented with Jazz Standard. Don’t miss the Chano Domínguez Flamenco Quintet in Kind of Blue – and somewhere, even Miles will be smiling.

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