I know Riccardo since 2009 and I feel so lucky to have shared so many good moments together, as when we recorded in Narbonne the album I Wouldn’t Be Sure with Manolo Cabras & Basic Borg. We talked a million times with Riccardo about organizing some concerts in Spain, and I’m so happy this is finally happening on the third week of March. But I’m even more thrilled to share the music with my friends David Mengual on double bass and Marco Mezquida on piano.

We’ll be happy to see you in one of the concerts!

· Wedenesay 18.03 – Jamboree Jazz Club Barcelona 20h (Quartet)

· Thursday 19.03 – Hot Blues Igualada 22h (Quartet)

· Friday 20.03 – Jazz Club La Vicentina Sant Vicenç dels Horts 22h (Joan Mas on saxophone replaces Marco Mezquida)

· Sunday 22.03 – El Siglo Sant Cugat del Vallès 12.30h (Quartet)

· Sunday 22.03 – Cafè Auditori de Sant Cugat Sant Cugat del Vallès 20.30h (Quartet)


Riccardo Luppi (tenor and soprano saxophone)

Marco Mezquida (piano)

David Mengual (double bass)

Oriol Roca (drums)







Artist : Different artists / Compilation

Release Date : January 2023

Label : Hidden Track Records

Format : Vinyl / Digital


Idea, creation and direction: Cels Burgès
Production: Cels Burgès and Gès Burgès
Mixing and mastering: Àlex Almirall
Artwork director: Sebastián Geregz
Artwork: Arnau Garcia
Front and back cover: Marc González
Video: Joel Burgès


Buy album:

Hot Blues opened its doors in Igualada in 1998. A bar, café and music pub run by Marien Flores and Gès Burgès. A unique place that soon became a meeting point for the city’s music lovers, where they could share their passion for music. A place with a lot of personality where LPs or CDs were always playing instead of the radio, and where new music was exchanged and listened to on a daily basis.


HBS1 – Hot Blues Sessions arrives in 2022 as a tribute to that space that was unique and vital for the development of the Catalan music scene. A place where you could hear for the first time what are now great artists. A special limited edition vinyl that captures the cultural facet and recovers a selection of the concerts that took place in the Hot Blues concert hall (Igualada) from 2008 until its closure in 2017, after 19 years of activity.


HBS1 creates a sound journey based on twelve different artists and groups. A non-stop musical session where musicians, genres (pop, rock, blues, jazz, free jazz, electronic, afro, flamenco or folk) and different dates coexist, reflecting in the most sincere way the open and eclectic programme offered by the venue to the public.


The visual part of the vinyl brings a small photographic and graphic compilation of the concerts, made by the members of Hot Blues, by the audience or by professional photographers and illustrators. Hot Blues Sessions is a project headed by Cels Burgès, son of Marien and Gès, Hot Blues’ founders, with the collaboration of Hidden Track Records, Bankrobber and Underpool.



Oriol Roca (drums) appears on “Dos Camells” by Nico Roig (guitars) with Xavi Lloses (keyboards) and Carola Ortiz (clarinet). Recorded live at Hot Blues on 2014.