FREE SPIRITS BIG BAND "VERTEBRATS"

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FREE SPIRITS BIG BAND "VERTEBRATS" - Jazz Live Act in Barcelona

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Mystery and opacity to the epic celebration, festive, intimate feel of Impressionism, the last work of David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band “Vertebrats”, is a musical and visual journey of shared sounds. The compositions comprise a small, original versions articulated in six suites that are born from the pen of Toni Vaquer, and interact with the dance and choreography Louste Juliette Gomez and Tura.

After previous releases “Menta, diari sonor”, and “Univers Evans”, in “Vertebrats” the Free Spirits Big Band continues to promote improvisation and risk group with a very human statement. The big news is the natural incorporation of the language of contemporary dance orchestra. Two dancers interact as a first-class musician with the band to shape the work of the talented pianist Toni Vaquer, under the artistic and musical direction by David Mengual. “Vertebrats” involves the consolidation of Free Spirits in the ongoing research of a sound unique and different in the panorama of the Big Bands.

"From mystery and elusiveness to an epic sense of celebration, from intimism to impressionism, David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band's last work, Vertebrats", is a musical and visual trip of shared sounds. Built from small compositions, originals and versions, the trip converges in 6 suites born in the mind of Toni Vaquer. Vertebrats is anything but an empty name: it reminds us of a need of adaptation, of evolution, which is also a need to leave a trace, paleontological or discographical, from a body of work made by two symmetrical parts -in a certain way, this is what these suites really are. This need of evolution has become visible in live performances of the Big Band, where Julietee Louste's dance & choreography found a fertile terrain to grow."

Mystery and opacity to the epic celebration, festive, intimate feel of Impressionism, the last work of David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band “Vertebrats”, is a musical and visual journey of shared sounds. The compositions comprise a small, original versions articulated in six suites that are born from the pen of Toni Vaquer, and interact with the dance and choreography Louste Juliette Gomez and Tura.

After previous releases “Menta, diari sonor”, and “Univers Evans”, in “Vertebrats” the Free Spirits Big Band continues to promote improvisation and risk group with a very human statement. The big news is the natural incorporation of the languag...

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Past Gigs FREE SPIRITS BIG BAND "VERTEBRATS"

  • 05 | 2015 Barcelona Jamboree Jazz Club
  • 05 | 2015 Barcelona Auditori de Sant Cugat

Discography FREE SPIRITS BIG BAND "VERTEBRATS"

  • 2014 Vertebrats Album | bebyne records
  • 2013 Menta, Diari Sonor Album | Jazzenviu Records
  • 2011 Univers Evans Album | Quadrant Records

Media

  • Video JAZZING FESTIVAL 2014 Davi...
  • Video David Mengual Free Spirits ...
  • Video La fi | El Petit de Cal Eri...

Origin

  • Barcelona ES

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Alvar Monfort trumpet and flugelhorn
  • Natsuko Sugao trumpet and flugelhorn
  • Ivan Gonzalez trumpet and French horn
  • Joan Mas alto sax
  • Miguel "Pintxo" Villar alto and soprano sax
  • Aram Montagut trombone
  • Dario Garcia trombone
  • Amaiur Gonzalez tuba
  • Lina Lomanto piano and Hammond
  • Alex Reviriego double bass
  • Josema Martín drums and percussion
  • Oriol Roca drums and percussion
  • Jordi Santanach Tenor Sax
  • Marcel Bagés guitar
  • David Mengual director

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