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by Israel Sandoval-Gustavo Gregorio-Jaime Cid Rondas
"We dedicate this record to our dear and admired friend Cándido Mijares, with our deepest thanks for every moment we have shared musically with him". Gustavo Gregorio and Israel Sandoval
ISRAEL SANDOVAL Guitar Player
Feb. 29th of 2008 was one of those magical nights where madness, love, vertigo and musical search, embrace in a space and turn the halo of the intangible into music. Listening this recording after more than a decade, it has brought me the aroma of that moment, of three people who were something different then, who were the seed of what we are today and listening them playing, I can feel like a search in a wild sea that belongs to the universe of the unresolved. Unrepeatable nostalgia.
GUSTAVO GREGORIO Bassist, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Producer, Writer, Screenwriter
I will remember this concert all my life, it was an unique day in my life in which I felt surrounded by a very special aura when playing with these two great musicians. Being jazz standards that we already knew, we did not need any rehearsal and we met directly at the place a while before starting, and for this very reason is that the magic of the moment was present in the improvisations and in the endings, entering into some cosmic climates of natural hallucination as if guided by a higher energy to which we hooked ourselves plethoric and enjoying so much every moment. This release is a dream come true. Thank you very much Koshkil Records.
1) Bird Blues - Charlie Parker
2) Invitation - Bronislau Kaper
3) I´ll remember april - Gene de Paul
4) Stella by starlight - Victor Young
5) The days of wine and roses - Henry Mancini
6) Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Israel Sandoval - electric guitar
Gustavo Gregorio - acoustic-electric 5-string bass guitar
Jaime Cid Rondas - tenor saxophone
Recorded live on February 29th, 2008 on MiniDisc by Gustavo Gregorio at the Jazz Club, Doctor Cortezo Street 17 1st floor, Madrid
Mastered by Javier Ventimiglia at Estudio "La Bodeguita", Galapagar, Madrid
Cover Art and Design by Ramiro Peralta
Produced by Gustavo Gregorio and Koshkil Records
JAIME CID RONDAS
Tenor Sax Player
He was born in Pinar del Río, Cuba, in 1976. He begins his musical studies in the art school of that city and continues them in Havana at the Escuela Nacional de Arte, arriving in Madrid in 2000, where he works with Kiko Veneno, Vicente Bordland, Juan Ramón Caramés, Lulo Pérez, Mario "Pájaro" Suárez, Paco García Cuarteto,Manolo Toro, Nick Ingman, Kavyn Wright, Levin Ocaña, Antonio Ximenez, Chuma Segura Hot Band, Fernando Hurtado, Ramón González, Víctor Pérez Escobar, Mike Levinson, Jeff Law, La calle Caliente, Jesús Catalá, Norman Hogue, Roberto Martínez, Gema y Pavel, Segundo Mijares, etc.
He studied guitar at the Conservatory of Priego, Córdoba. He has taken classes from Gabriel Rosales and Dave Cleff, Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Scott Henderson and has played with Estopa, Joan Manuel Serrat, Pitingo, Shayla Durcal, Pablo Abraira, Concha Buika, José Luis Perales ,Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Lolita, El Efecto Mariposa, Soledad Jiménez, Bertín Osborne, Los Pecos, Patax, Natalia Dicenta, Nicole Henry, Molly Duncan, Diego el Cigala, Jerry Gonzalez, Polo Ortí, Banda de "La Voz" en TV, etc.
As a teacher he currently teaches at Berklee College Of Music, Valencia, Spain.
Bassist, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Producer, Writer, Screenwriter.
He has played and/or recorded and/or arranged for countless artists of various styles in countries on several continents in addition to his own bands, with whom he has recorded 6 CDs, several released by Youkali Music. As orchestrator it is worth mentioning his work "Rock Argentino en Estado Sinfónico" and his arrangements for the CD "Symphonic Ríos" by Miguel Ríos. He has written three methods for electric bass: "Cuatro Cuerdas", "Bajo Bassico" and "Armonía Aplicada al Bajo", one for guitar "Seis Cuerdas" and one for charango "Charango Master". He is currently playing with Lucía Gregorio Cuarteto and making a new record with his own compositions that will be released at the end of 2023, all in addition to his work as a screenwriter on several projects and the diffusion of his award-winning short film "La Voz" (The Voice) in film festivals around the world.