Barcelona Clarinet Players – Fantasias Barcelonicas – A Tribute to Paquito D’Rivera (2022) [FLAC 24bit, 44,1 kHz]

Barcelona Clarinet Players - Fantasias Barcelonicas - A Tribute to Paquito D'Rivera (2022) [FLAC 24bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Barcelona Clarinet Players
Album: Fantasias Barcelonicas – A Tribute to Paquito D’Rivera
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2022
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 57:39
Total Tracks: 11
Total Size: 579 MB


1-01. Barcelona Clarinet Players – A Farewell Mambo (08:37)
1-02. Barcelona Clarinet Players – Monk-Tuno (03:46)
1-03. Barcelona Clarinet Players – Kites over Havana (06:05)
1-04. Barcelona Clarinet Players – The Elephant and the Clown (09:36)
1-05. Barcelona Clarinet Players – Wapango (04:01)
1-06. Barcelona Clarinet Players – Cuban Sharks (05:35)
1-07. Barcelona Clarinet Players – La Fleur de Cayenne (03:26)
1-08. Barcelona Clarinet Players – La sombra del viento (06:00)
1-09. Barcelona Clarinet Players – Mamblues pal Tete (04:24)
1-10. Barcelona Clarinet Players – Choro Gaudiano (04:40)
1-11. Barcelona Clarinet Players – Bachrinets (01:24)


From my very first visit in the summer of 1980, the city of Barcelona fascinated me in all it’s senses, from Montjuic, Las Ramblas and the monumental cathedral of La Sagrada Familia to the Palau de la Musica, La Boquer a market and Plaza de Espa a. This must have influenced positively in my relationship with the members of the “Barcelona Clarinet Players,” which was love at first sight that began in 2018 during my conversation with the outstanding Cuban-Spanish pianist Pepe Rivero at the AIE headquarters in Barcelona. That afternoon they told me about the arrangement they had made of my “Afro” for a music program for children, so when I got back home I started sending them pieces of mine adapted from versions for previous formats, such as “Cuban Sharks”, “A Farewell Mambo”, “The Elephant and the Clown”, “La Fleur de Cayenne”,”Kites over Havana” or “Wapango”. All of this until one fine day the restless Barcelona Clarinetists got excited at commissioned me an original work for this very special musical ensemble. “Fantas as Barcel nicas” was born, moved by three emblematic Catalan artists whom I have admired for years: The inspired novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who narrated the mysteries of the night in Barcelona, the charismatic pianist Tete Montoliu, whose sense of swing and jazz improvisation are an indispensable part of the soundtrack of the city where Mir and Caball were born; and finally the brilliant architect Antoni Gaud , who with his amazing and luminous style, fills the streets of his native land with unrepeatable architectural gems. The fact that this extraordinary group of fellow clarinetists decided on recording a CD with works of my own honors me by offering me the opportunity to sing publicly my love for this magical city and my devotion to some of his most beloved children.

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