Dirección de arte y diseño de “Let’s sing again”

Guillem Arnedo band & Celeste Alías featuring Jorge Rossy
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Celeste Alías vocals
Jorge Rossy piano & vibes
Guillem Arnedo drums
Dee Jay Foster bass
Jaume Llombart guitar (on tracks 1, 8 and 11)

Recorded at Jorge Rossy’s studio, Begues, Barcelona
From February to July 2013
Mixed and mastered by Ferran Conangla at FCM Studio, Barcelona

Ferran Conangla Sound Engineer
Paula Bonet Illustration
Fernando Prats Art Direction & Design
Liliana Torres Expósito Photography
Miriam Guardiola Executive Producer

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1 In The Still Of The Night (C. Porter) 3:37 · 2 I Get Along Without You Very Well (H. Carmichael) 3:01 · 3 No Regrets (Tobias, Ingraham) 2:46 · 4 The Call Of The Canyon (W. Hill) 4:16 · 5 Love Lies (Varner, Sheppard) 3:16 · 6 By Myself (Schwartz, McFarland, Dietz, Bailey, Carmen) 3:09 · 7 Stardust (H. Carmichael) 5:47 · 8 Get Out Of Town (C. Porter) 3:55 · 9 I’m Through With Love (Kahn, Livingston) 3:43 · 10 You Let Me Down (Warren, Dubin) 4:35 · 11 Solitude (D. Ellington) 5:09 · 12 Glad To Be Unhappy (R. Rodgers, Hart) 4:08

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There is so much to love about this recording. It is distinctive in its simplicity. Every element of the music is shared and never forced. The rhythm is light and buoyant without needing to be aggressive, and the sound of the band is spacious. Everyone has room to add to the story but each player has the confidence and maturity to avoid getting in the way of the melody. The arrangements are simple and give rise to honest emotion, letting the songs speak for themselves. Ironically, this dedication to the lyrics and composition allows each musician’s individuality to shine brightly, like light refracted through a prism.

The Great American Songbook, like Bach, Mozart, and Stravinsky, doesn’t have to be modernized. But this disc is not an imitation of a historic sound. These are honest interpretations of timeless classics that are very much of the moment. Celeste, Jorge, Dee Jay, and Guillem have created a recording that is swinging, energetic, simple and lyrical. It can be enjoyed by the most discerning aficionado, or a casual listener new to jazz.

Michael Kanan
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