411 (Origin Records) by Diego Barber/Hugo Cipres
Cheeky little number. Nice fresh groove, the kind you want people to bounce to when they get on/off a bus.
411 is new music created by old friends from seemingly disparate musical worlds. From the Canary Islands, Barber moved on to New York City where his mix of stellar classical guitar technique with modern jazz sensibilities has been making waves for several years. Electronic music composer Hugo Cipres remains in Lanzarote, traveling throughout Europe as a DJ, but a DJ strongly influenced by classical and jazz greats. On 411, they create a dynamic hybrid, mixing Barber's sweeping eclecticism with modern European electronica and New York's finest acoustic improvisors - saxophonist Seamus Blake, drummer Ari Hoenig, and bassist Johannes Weidenmueller. "...a portent of things to come...with all the potential to be a truly original voice in modern music." All Music Guide.
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