An acoustic Bass Guitar providing bass lines and all harmonic support. A much unusual customized drum-set used as the groove keeper as well as a second soloist. Singing on top of it, a world class woodwind soloist with a huge array of styles and sounds in his palette.
The trio started in March 2004 with a brief concert in Paris. After that the decision of making a CD was a logical movement, because of the wonderful interplay and understanding between Daniel Díaz, Javier Estrella and Bobby Rangell, and because of the big collection of songs (both original compositions and arrangements of some standards) that D.D. arranged for a trio like this during the last 10 years. In May 2004 these three musicians met again in Angel Studios in Paris. They started playing and re-arranging some songs from the book. After five sessions the album was 80% done. Two more recording sessions are scheduled in June 2004, the album will be mixed down during that summer, and it blossomed in 2005...
The all-acoustic sound (see « technical info » down here) and the wildly assorted song list gives as result a varied yet coherent album, with a beautiful mood and a strong personality. Diaz/Rangell/Estrella's live set is a warm, passionate and beautiful blend of improvisation and astonishing interplay between this three soloists and selected gorgeous pop-oriented songs and jazz standards. Sound, melody and harmony are an important part of this trio's "avant-propos", as much as high quality solos and deep grooves.
The trio performed live supporting the release of their first CD during 2005/2006 The trio performed live in France (Paris, Prades, Epinal, Boulogne, Beauvais) and Italy (Toscana) in jazz clubs, classical festivals.
Their should be back on the road and in the studio in 2008.
During live performances the Trio might play a wide open song list including pieces from the CD and other personal readings of standards by: Randy Newman, Luis A. Spinetta, Cuchi Leguizamon, Chico Buarque, Jimi Hendrix, Mariano Mores, Pedro Laurentz, Charles Aznavour, Egberto Gismonti, Gilberto Gil, Cesar Portillo de la Cruz, Horace Silver, among others.
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