Oriol Roca Trio & Lynn Cassiers

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ORIOL ROCA TRIO & LYNN CASSIERS

 

 

Catalan drummer and composer Oriol Roca has been leading his own trio since 2017 with pianist Giovanni Di Domenico and double bassist Manolo Cabras, two important figures in the jazz and European improvisation scene with whom Oriol Roca has been collaborating for more than twenty years.

 

The album Mar released by the Belgian label El Negocito Records in 2017, praised by critics and awarded in Catalonia with the Enderrock Award for Best Jazz Album 2018, marked the debut of Oriol Roca as leader and composer with a record of high emotional intensity, leading him to participate on many occasions in northern Europe and to strengthen ties with the scene of the Belgian musical avant-garde.

 

 

 

 

In 2022 and after the stoppage imposed by the pandemic, Oriol Roca Trio returns and does so with Lynn Cassiers, singer and soundscaper based in Brussels considered one of the most remarkable voices in the European improvisation scene, capable to use any genre of music without prejudice to create her own label-free music universe, as evidenced by her acclaimed latest album YUN released with the prestigious label Clean Feed.

 

Lynn Cassiers’ collaboration with Oriol Roca Trio further strengthens the desire to put the melody at the center of the trio’s sound, establishing a natural communication between the four musicians based on complicity, risk and friendship built throughout over 20 years of making music together.

 

The premiere of the project Oriol Roca Trio & Lynn Cassiers took place during the Alhamabra Vic Jazz Festival on May 2022 in an exclusive concert, a co-production between Alhambra Vic Jazz Festival and the catalan record label Underpool. The concert was recorded live at the Jazz Cava de Vic and will be released by Underpool on February 15th 2023 in vinyl format:

 


 

 

Oriol Roca & Lynn Cassiers – Live at Jazz Cava (Underpool Records)

 

Lynn Cassiers: voice & electronics

Giovanni Di Domenico: piano

Manolo Cabras: double bass

Oriol Roca: drums

 

Low – Oriol Roca Trio & Lynn Cassiers (Live at Jazz Cava)

 

I Should Be Going – Oriol Roca Trio & Lynn Cassiers (Live at Jazz Cava)

 

The Mutilated – Oriol Roca Trio & Lynn Cassiers (Live at Jazz Cava)

 

What’s The Point? – Oriol Roca Trio & Lynn Cassiers (Live at Jazz Cava)

UNDP COLLECTIVE – Esto sí se llama querer

ESTO SÍ SE LLAMA QUERER

Artist : UNDP Collective

Release Date : May 2021

Label : Underpool

Format : Vinyl

All music recorded at UnderPool Studio except marked (see detail on track 2, 6, 9).
Mixed by Sergi Felipe at UnderPool Studio.
Master Eivind Opsvik Greenwood UnderGround, Brooklyn, NYC
Design by Pepon Meneses

 

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Esto sí se llama querer és un gran bolero col.lectiu. Un disc coral. Un retrat de familia. La seixantena de músics que hi participen representa a una de les més actives escenes musical de casa nostra. Venen de diferents backgrounds i generacions però tots són, d’una manera o d’una altra, propers al segell.

 

Sergi Felipe i Alfred Artigas han estat els productors d’aquest disc on 12 sorprenents duples de cantant i arranjador s’apropen a 12 boleros molt especials. Tots gravats o mesclats a l’estudi Underpool. Des de l’Habana, Cuba, les veus de la Marbis Manzanet i d’en Juan Carlos Piñol es sumen al projecte en dos dels tributs.

 

Els 12 boleros que formen aquest doble vinil són la celebració compartida de la trajectoria del segell Underpool i també la fotografia sonora d’una escena musical que vibra,crea i viu, sovint oculta, a la ciutat de Barcelona.

 

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IAGO AGUADO QUARTET

IAGO AGUADO QUARTET

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 his début album 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
ORIOL ROCA: drums
DAVID MENGUAL: double bass

 

www.underpool.com

ALBUMS

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

Buy album:

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

 

www.underpool.org

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

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