[NEW ALBUM] Ximo Tebar “Con Alma & United” [Warner] Mainstream Progressive Jazz Standards [On Tour with Nathaniel Townsley, John Benítez…] DownBeat Jazz Magazine [June 2018]

A new twist in the career of Ximo Tebar, from “Son Mediterraneo” to Mainstream Progressive Jazz. Sound of surprise A new twist in the career of Ximo Tebar, from Son Mediterraneo to Mainstream Progressive Jazz Ximo Tébar’s new cd “Con Alma & United” [Warner 2018] takes us back to the American era of the progressive…

Portico Quartet have found a contemporary sound to thrill their fans [The Guardian]

“Portico Quartet stake claims to territory occupied by Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra and Efterklang”. The Guardian ***** Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of three studio albums, from…

FORQ: Aggressive sound and sonic exploration

FORQ: AGGRESSIVE SOUND AND SONIC EXPLORATION Henry Hey (Keyboard) Chris McQueen (Guitar) Kevin Scott (Bass) Jason “JT” Thomas (Drum) Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. This all-star band based has just completed their third album – Thrēq – which was released on August 4, 2017. Originally…

Gogo Penguin new album ‘A Humdrum Star’ on Blue Note on February 2018

GOGO PENGUIN will release a new album ‘A Humdrum Star’ on Blue Note on the 9th February promising that it’s ‘a bit weirder, more cinematic and electronic focused than what they’ve done before,’ it’s also the first they’ve recorded entirely in their adopted home Manchester. A Humdrum Star, builds on the heady momentum of its…

The Mediterranean Jazz Guitar. Ximo Tébar is “Marca España” [Spanish Brand], a tasty fusion influenced by the classics, art of methodical virtuosity and daring jazzistic innovation.

The Mediterranean Jazz Guitar Ximo Tébar is “Marca España” [Spanish Brand], a tasty fusion influenced by the classics, art of methodical virtuosity and daring jazzistic innovation. More than three decades ago, jazz guitarist, composer and producer Ximo Tebar began to promote his own projects fusing jazz with Mediterranean music. He has never stopped playing with…

New Release: Gregory Porter “Nat King Cole & Me”

On October 27, 2-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist Gregory Porter will release his 3rd Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole. With the help of 6-time GRAMMY-winning arranger Vince Mendoza, the London Studio Orchestra, a core band featuring pianist…

Snarky Puppy World Tour 2019

The last four years have brought dramatic changes for Snarky Puppy After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as one of the major figures in the jazz world. But as the category names for all…