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Through eight fascinating pieces written by Javier Infante, influences from North African music (Berbers/Amazigans), Sephardic songs and contemporary jazz are intermingled. Likewise, the Dutch quartet pushes the rhythmic character of these songs through its rhythmic strength and innovative percussion sounds. At times, there seems to be a drummer in the room! The vast electric guitar and string solos give rise to a strong creative and experimental spirit, interspersing beautiful melodies with powerful rhythmic passages.
Javier Infante, born in Gran Canaria, has released many albums as a leader, co-leader and accompanist, and his work Solo Session has been nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Spanish Independent Music Awards. With several tours around the world behind him, his music is influenced by Canarian folklore, flamenco, free improvisation, African, jazz and European classical music tradition.
Releases September 16, 2021
Javier Infante | electric guitar
Pablo Rodríguez, Karin van Kooten | violin
Yanna Pelser | viola, voice
Thomas van Geelen | cello
Compositions by Javier Infante, except “Amazigh” by Pablo Rodríguez
Arrangements by Javier Infante and Pablo Rodríguez
Produced by Javier Infante and North Sea String Quartet
Recorded by Frans de Rond at MCO Studio 2, Hilversum, 27-29 July 2020
Mixed & Mastered by Chris Weeda at Studio Rapenburg, Amsterdam
Artwork by Noburo Takahashi
This album is produced with the support of the Sena Muziekproductiefonds and Canarias Cultura en Red.
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