Gaucho de la Pampa

(Bass Clarinet Live Concert)

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Live Bass Clarinet Solo Set Concert at SMUP, Lisbon, November 2020.

Best Concert 2020 by Jazz.pt

"O curioso, e particularmente interessante, deste músico, não obstante a inclusão de Dolphy no repertório, é a circunstância de a sua personalidade musical pouco dever ao padrão dolphyniano da maioria dos clarinetistas baixos. A identidade de Calvi como utilizador deste instrumento é outra, provindo em grande parte da música erudita, quando não das músicas populares argentinas. E porque se trata de um virtuoso, no bom sentido, foi impressionante ouvi-lo a usar as notas mais agudas, por vezes “empurrando” as cinco oitavas de “range” do instrumento para a sexta, sempre explorando harmónicos e multifónicos. Quando ia para os baixos mais graves, parecia que não estávamos nas suas Pampas natais e sim numa planície africana, entre elefantes. A música tornava-se gutural, primitiva, selvagem, inventando para o clarinete baixo o sucedâneo de um Albert Ayler..."
(Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt)

Releases May 10, 2021

Recording: Cláudio Rego (SMUP, Lisbon)
Mix: Luis Erades (Madrid)
Design: Ana Zaragoza (Madrid)
Production: Koshkil Records (Madrid)

 

 

About Juan calvi

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Juan Calvi plays bass & soprano clarinets, classical, jazz, contemporary and improvised music in mixed written/improvised projects. He has performed in many countries, such as Argentina, Italy, Germany, Brasil, USA, Spain, France, Indonesia, India and Portugal. He has studied tenor saxophone, jazz and improvisation with Tony Malaby, Marty Erlich, Ellery Eskellin and Marcelo Peralta, and bass clarinet with Eduardo Raimundo and Luis Gomes. Also, he has studied gamelan music with Pranoto Ahmad Raji (Bali), hindustani music with Nityanand Haldipur (Mumbai), and has played in jazz ensembles with Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Grossman and Peter Bernstein. He is a record producer, has participated in several records and has released many albums on jazz, contemporary and improvised music (Creative Sources Records, Koshkil Records, etc.). He has received a Degree and a Phd in Media Studies and Music at Bologna University, Westminster University and Complutense University, and has published many books and articles about music and cultural theory. His last book is titled “De Gustibus Sí Disputandum. A practical philosophy of taste and music improvisation” (Dykinson, Madrid, 2018), and since 2004 he is Professor of Music at University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain.

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