VRAK’ TRIO & NOËL AKCHOTÉ – Live in Centelles

LIVE IN CENTELLES

Artist : Vrak’ Trio & Noël Akchoté

Release Date : March 11, 2018

Label : Label Manivelle

Format : Digital

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Etienne Lecomte. Artwork & Photos by Noël Akchoté. All Compositions as indicated (Copyright controlled). Produced by Noël Akchoté & Label Manivelle – VRA-007 © Label Manivelle / Noël Akchoté Downloads 2018 (All Rights Reserved)

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Live in Centelles is the fifth album by french-catalan Vrak’ Trio (leaded by french flute player Etienne Lecomte) in collaboration with guitarist Noël Akchoté. Together since 2006, Vrak’ Trio has developed a very personal universe combining 20th century written and oral music with influences of world music, avant-garde jazz, electronics and rock.

 

Live in Centelles was recorded live during the Jazz Centelles Festival (Spain) at Casal Francesc Macià on March 11th 2018 and features new originals, improvised fragments and “Tales of Rumi” by Charles Lloyd. 

 

 

  • Etienne Lecomte: flutes, electronics
  • Laurent Guitton: tuba
  • Oriol Roca: drums, percussion
  • Noël Akchoté: electric guitar

 

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ANTITERRA – Live at Màgia Roja

LIVE AT MÀGIA ROJA

Artist : Antiterra

Release Date : March 2019

Label : Self-released

Format : Digital

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Víctor Teller.

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Jaime Pantaleón: electric guitar

Adrià Bofarull: electronics
Oriol Roca: drums

PABLO SCHVARZMAN & ORIOL ROCA – Live at L’Automàtica

LIVE AT L’AUTOMÀTICA

Artist : Pablo Schvarzman & Oriol Roca

Release Date : July 2019

Label : Self-released

Format : Digital

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Pablo Schvarzman.

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Pablo Schvarzman: electronics
Oriol Roca: drums

 

Silence as a blank canvas, receives sound traces to build a Body (Cos)

IAGO AGUADO – Festina Lente

FESTINA LENTE

Artist : Iago Aguado

Release Date : March 2019

Label : Underpool

Format : CD

Recorded by Joel Condal at Estudis Ground on July 19th 2018. Mixed and mastered by Ángel Medina. Produced by David Soler and Iago Aguado. Artwork by Emi Breuss

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Iago Aguado Quartet is the result of an introspective creative process drawing on emotions and desires. The result is a highly intimate project of which sensitivity, esteem, and sincerity are the main features.

 

The eleven original compositions found on Festina Lente feature different landscapes full of unique textures, colors, and atmospheres. Together they form a sound scape made up of a relaxed dialogue full of subtle detail.

David Mengual, David Soler and Oriol Roca are the perfect musicians to collaborate here, providing cohesion, complicity, and comprehension. They bring an intimate feel to the project, thanks to each of their great subtlety and musicality.

 

Iago Aguado: guitar, compositions
David Soler: pedal steel
Joana Gomila: voice
Miguel Villar: tenor saxophone
David Mengual: double bass

Oriol Roca: drums

 

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SERGI SIRVENT TRUMPET AFFAIRS – La Vida

LA VIDA

Artist : Sergi Sirvent

Release Date : January 2019

Label : Selfishmarket

Format : Digital

Recorded by Jordi Vidal at Laietana Studios, Barcelona on December 21st 2018. Artwork by Núria Montoriol

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Sergi Sirvent: trumpet & composition
Dani Pérez: guitar
Marc Cuevas: double bass
Oriol Roca: drums

PABLO SCHVARZMAN & ORIOL ROCA – Cos

COS

Artist : Pablo Schvarzman & Oriol Roca

Release Date : July 2019

Label : Self-released

Format : Digital

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Pablo Schvarzman. Artwork by Pablo Schvarzman, gratefully printed at L’Automàtica, Barcelona.

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Pablo Schvarzman: electronics
Oriol Roca: drums

 

Silence as a blank canvas, receives sound traces to build a Body (Cos)

PAULA VALLS – I am

I am

Artist : Paula Valls

Release Date : April 27, 2018

Label : Satélite K

Format : Digital / CD

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Paula Valls –  vocals
David Soler –  guitar, pedal steel, vocals, production
Dani Ferrer –  piano, keyboards, french horn
Miquel Sospedra –  electric bass
Oriol Roca –  drums, percussion, vibraphone
Jonah Smith –  vocals
Laia Cagigal –  vocals
Angel Medina –  production

ALFRED ARTIGAS QUARTET – Permiso

PERMISO

Artist : Alfred Artigas Quartet

Release Date : December 18, 2017

Label : Underpool

Format : Digital / CD

Produced by Alfred Artigas
All compositions by Giovanni di Domenico and Oriol Roca
Recorded at Underpool Studio, Barcelona
Recording & mixing: Sergi Felipe
Mastering: Joan Hernàndez
Artwork & design: Robertiko Ramos and Pepon Meneses

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Permiso és la banda sonora d’un Alfred Artigas viscut, ple d’experiències que inspiren les vuit composicions originals d’aquest disc on les diferents cares de l’amor en són protagonistes.

Personatges com McArthur Wheeler, l’atracador convençut de ser invisible, Eroerido, que gravita sobre la necessitat de ferir de mort l’heroi que la societat ens convida a encarnar, o Ullapool, una escena de repòs després de la batalla, són el punt de partida per escoltar un quartet que sap descriure a la perfecció cada una de les històries que trobem a Permiso.

Artigas, que manté una forta relació amb l’illa de cuba ha inclòs també en aquest disc una versió d’un bolero que va popularitzar Benny Moré, Fiebre de ti i ha encarregat a l’artista cubà Robertiko Ramos la portada, que el propi autor descriu amb ironia com una versió tropical d’ El Jardí de les delícies del Bosco i que ens parla d’una manera d’entendre la vida i la música.

 

“Permiso es un  trabajo en equipo, sentimientos compartidos y ambientes fabulosos.” Candido Querol, B-Ritmos (ESP)

 

Alfred Artigas – Guitarra

Toni Siagi – Piano

Marc Cuevas – Contrabaix

Oriol Roca – Bateria

www.underpool.org

DAVE BIANCHI – Kashmir Sweet House

Kashmir Sweet House

Artist : Dave Binachi
Release Date : December, 2017
Label : Whatabout Music
Format : CD/Digital

Recorded at Dry Town Studios, Barcelona

Mixing & Mastering: Dave Bianchi 

Production: Dave Bianchi

 

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The fourth album from Whatabout Music founder and producer Dave Bianchi. A much more stripped-down approach to his music, featuring orchestral work with violinist Lisa Bause and cellist Sasha Agranov.

“Kashmir Sweet House” also includes Dave’s cover of PJ Harvey’s “The Garden” from her 1998 album “Is This Desire?”

 

 

Dave Bianchi: vocals, guitars, keys
Lisa Bause: violin
Sasha Agranov: cello
Miguel Serna: bass
Oriol Roca: drums
Yally Street: bassoon on “Kashmir Suite”
Ivo Saint: additional violin and solo on “Kashmir Suite”
Paolo Atzei: sitar on “Kashmir Suite” and “Mazes”

 

www.whatabout-music.com

ORIOL ROCA TRIO – MAR

Mar

Artist : Oriol Roca Trio
Release Date : September 15th, 2017
Label : el NEGOCITO Records
Format : CD

Recorded at Studio Grez, Brussels February 18th 2017

Mixing & Mastering: Manolo Cabras 

Production: Oriol Roca & Rogé Verstraete

 Artwork & Photography: Àlex Juan 

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***  MAR Best Jazz Album 2017 Award  ***   XX Premis de la Música Catalana / Enderrock  

 

The Barcelona percussionist Oriol Roca has performed alongside some of the best improvisers and composers of creative music in Spain, as well as collaborating with figures like the Italian Paolo Angeli and Norwegian Jan Bang. But this is the first time Roca leads and writes music for his own band. He is accompanied by two old comrades, the pianist Giovanni di Domenico and the double bass player Manolo Cabras, two Italian musicians based in Brussels.

 

The natural communication between them – built after more than fifteen years playing together – is the perfect canvas for Roca’s music, that demands subtlety and a strong musical personality. The pianist Giovanni Di Domenico (Nate Wooley, Arve Henriksen, Jim O’Rourke) and double bassist Manolo Cabras (Charles Gayle, Erik Vermeulen, Enrico Rava) are two of the most personal voices on the European jazz and improvisation scene. Together they form a trio built on complicity, risk and friendship.

 

Oriol Roca is now débuting as leader and composer with a record of high emotional intensity, sometimes serene and at others volcanic, where north is always the melody. The debut album Mar is released by Belgian label el NEGOCITO Records, a Ghent based label focused on alternative and improvised music.

 

GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO: piano

MANOLO CABRAS: double bass

ORIOL ROCA: drums

 

 

MAR Best Jazz Album 2017 Award – XX Premis de la Música Catalana / Enderrock

 

“Oriol Roca is an excellent drummer who offers us a sober and deep album which opens an infinity of doors for the future of this trio, which we will follow with interest.” Improjazz (FR)

 

“Oriol Roca is a drummer with a simmering sensitivity that does not lack muscle. His playing has continued to send us back to one of the greatest percussionists known to free music, the huge Barry Altschul, whose Oriol appears today as the obvious successor.” Focus Vif (BE)

 

“A slow, placid and involving work, which requires careful listening.” Tomajazz (ESP)

 

“It’s an uneasy serenity Oriol Roca settles into on his new recording Mar. All of the ingredients necessary for a strong dose of tranquility are present: melodic fragments suggestive of possible endings, the murmur of percussion like slow, easy breaths while dreaming, and highly-charged, vivid imagery. But the drummer, along with his trio of pianist Giovanni Di Domenico and double bassist Manolo Cabras achieve a tone that is subtly ominous and reveals a strange beauty.” Dave Sumner, Bird is the worm (USA)

 

“The magnetizing and extremely minimalistic playing leads to an almost mystical listening experience where every feeling of time and space disappears. A surprising listening trip” Jazzhalo (BE)

 

“Oriol Roca is one of those drummers who demonstrate to us, by this great sensitivity that characterizes him both as a musician and as a composer, that the art of percussion consists in emphasizing the impulse of a music. ‘Mar’ is an album bursting with ephemeral pleasures, a music that takes the time to be concise, to get to the point and say things once.” Citizen Jazz (FR)

 

www.elnegocitorecords.com

 

 

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