Sunday, April 8, 2012

Chano Dominguez: Flamenco Sketches @ Jazz Standard 4/4/12

I saw this a few years ago when they did the CD recording at Jazz Standard.  It was one of the special shows for Jazz Standard's 10 year anniversary.  This music was extremely good.  I was blown away by all of them.  I especially loved the piano.  I loved the bass and drums, Dafnis Prieto is always awesome.  I considered staying for the 2nd set, but I was still jetlagged.  It seemed it was going to get better and better in subsequent shows.  They almost ended too early that night.

Chano Domínguez – piano
Omer Avital – bass
Blas Cordoba – vocals/percussion
Dafnis Prieto – drums
In 1959, “Flamenco Sketches” was one of the most haunting tracks on Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue – later to become the best–selling album in jazz history. Now, Flamenco Sketches is the title track of a new Blue Note CD by Chano Domínguez, wherein this brilliant Spanish flamenco jazz pianist offers a fresh and invigorating take on the songs of Kind Of Blue. Flamenco Sketches was recorded live on our stage over four incredible nights as part of the 41st Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival. Born 1960 in Cadíz, Spain, the artist transcended early influences like Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk to become an explorer of flamenco forms through the lens of the post–bop tradition, including collaborations with Paquito D’Rivera, Paco de Lucía, and Wynton Marsalis. Chano first played Jazz Standard as a featured artist in the “Catalan Days | Barcelona Nights” event in May 2009, and we welcome him back to celebrate our tenth anniversary.

No comments: