On the occasion of ten years since its recording, Swit Records proudly presents a new remastered edition of the record that won the prize for best album of 2006 from the magazine Jaç, as well as the Altaveu 2006 prize for “having given jazz a new, fresh, Mediterranean identity.” An essential part of Ignasi Terraza’s collection.
A suite of original pieces inspired by the painting of Joan Miró which was premiered by the Ignasi Terraza Trio in Washington on the occasion of the monographic exhibition of the painter’s work. “The Terraza-Miró world is light and weightless. There is a feeling of huge space, a sense of equilibrium associated with classicism and understood as ‘less is more.’ A jazz of long and sumptuous sojourns; a stylized elegant jazz. (Chema García, El Pais – Cuadernos de Jazz)
A new album by Bernat Font is a true cause for celebration, particulary if it is live. Here we are introduced to eigth new pieces that display his great skills both as composer and as an instrumentalist: an imaginative and powerful teller of stories in sound, like few others. Pere Pons
These are honest interpretations of timeless classics that are very much of the moment. 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
Rarely does a traditionalist open the door to the future, but this toung Spanish pianist is certainly capable of doing so. Originality, nowadays, is extremely difficult to achieve, which es a reason to applaud this young pianist who has already found a way to show his. And gives good reason to be optimistic about the future of jazz. Yukinori Omura
This album breathes new life into a series of traditional songs that sound fresh and marry again, just as folk heritage deserves to be treated. A bold attempt, in which the Ignasi Terraza Trio has the complicity of Òscar Boada and Cor Vivaldi's children's voices, radiating true light. The collaboration of the solo singers enriches each one of the pieces. Let's toast with cava, let's rejoice! A christmas with jazz and choir is well worth it. Pere Pons
One of the top jazz pianists based in Spain, Ignasi Terraza is a remarkable musician who helps keep alive the jazz tradition at its purest. You can always hear the melody in Ignasi’s style of playing, even during his most daring improvisations which makes them more accessible than those of many other current jazz pianists. His subtle creativity and ability to produce melodies fills his music with constant surprises. He sounds unlike anyone else. This is one of his finest recordings so far and is a delight from start to finish. Scott Yanow
Four Kats is today an excellent reference for our always growing musicians and a condensate of intense jazz pleasure for all fans of thismusic, It is the result of an intense and thorough preparation work, an example of talent and creativity, with own arrangements where vibes and piano merge and offer a very attractive tone, very different from other groups alike, a warm expression in language, an intense swing and some eloquent dialogues, that tell surprising, coherent and logical stories. Ricard Gili
With his recent achievement of winning first prize in the Jacksonville (Florida) Jazz Piano Competition still fresh in our minds, Ignasi Terraza presents his new album, recorded live in Bangkok during his second Asian tour. No doubt, Ignasi Terraza has his own unique voice and place in jazz. Joe Zender
With its brilliant execution and its unstoppable communicative strength, Swing appeal is a CD that can satisfy the most demanding jazz palates, as well as a wide-ranging public thisrty for good music. Sheiman confirms her ability as an interpreter of the highest calibre, placing her brilliant and expansive voice at the disposal of a collection of swinging and faultless songs to whid Terraza gives. Terraza a diferentiated colouring and treatment. A feast for the ears.
Passion, race, technique and authenticity co-exist in the music that filters out of his recording, made only days before Bernat's 21st birthday. The trio's technical skill and the more daring approach of its pianist take shape in tracks such as Steeplechase Rag, Pinoy Rag, Big 3 or Bren's Boogie, in which Bernat seems secure in the execution of piano styles and techniques as complex as boogie and stride piano, making it a liberated form Andreu Fábregas
The Farras-Terraza duo creates the perfect synthesis of past, present and future that gives shape to the small part our contry has played in contributing to a genre of music that changed a century. Put it to the test, listen to this album and, without realising it, you will find yourself following the example of everyone else who has gone along with the answer to another of history's great enigmas: "What is swing? It's when Count Basie taps his feet"Pere Pons
Ignasi Terraza, Oriol Bordas and Manuel Álvarez with their "Jazz in the dark" have clearly succeeded in lighting up an event that is experienced in the dark. They have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that of all the senses, sight is the one you least need to immerse yourself in musical pleasure. All the other senses are soothed in the presence of their music, which in every way has wide appeal and is likely to remain popular for the foreseeable future. Mingus B. Formentor(La Vanguardia)
Using Purcell’s baroque, lively opera Dido and Aeneas as a jumping off point, the jazz composer and pianist Frances Capella penned this work that is rich in different artistic idioms. Moving smoothly from the original baroque of Purcell through both jazz and ethnic passages, he challenges the traditional barriers between musical genres. It is a magnificent example of vitality in a creative process of great presence and with its own life force.
The first recording of the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra arranged and conducted by its founder, Oriol Bordas, with the special appearance of Jesse Davis on alto sax and the voice of Randy Greer. The repertoire ranges from magnificent Bordas originals to interesting new arrangements of standards. This is a great introduction to this band, which showed great promise right from the outset and which has been performing regularly for more than 15 years. They have released an additional four top-notch albums.
The first studio recording of the Ignasi Terraza Trio is surprising and radically different. The piano speaks directly, with a melodic and imaginative discourse, sounding like a voice or a sax, backed by a great swing sound from the rhythm section, all of which is reminiscent of the early trios of Jamal in its hypnotic effect. The session is complemented by the live recording a few months later at the ‘Jazz a les Fosques’ show, also released on this label.
This is a collaboration of Toni Solà with the Ignasi Terraza Trio, in which the sax of Solá expresses itself with a serene lyricism through a warm sensual sound that seduces the listener little by little. Solà is accompanied by the magnificent Ignasi Terraza Trio which demonstrates its elegance, authority, and a broad range of stylistic resources. This record captures the trio at its moment of maturity. It was recorded after three months of playing daily at the ‘Jazz a les Fosques’ show. When night is falling and things get quiet, that’s the time to put on ‘Night Sounds.’