Renaud Garcia-Fons is well familiar with world music fans, as the 5-string acoustic bass player has a large number of Mediterranean world fusion recordings with many guest musicians. Dorantes [David Peña Dorantes] is less well known here. A nuevo flamenco pianist and composer, nephew of cantaor El Lebrijano, Dorantes has elegant classical style, influenced by de Falla and the Impressionists, but is well versed in jazz, too. Indeed, his piano work is an extraordinary blending.
French-Spanish musician Garcia-Fons is a trailblazer on the double bass, to which he has added a fifth string. On one of his musical journeys he met Derya Turkan, a virtuoso of the Turkish fiddle, with whom he recreated classical Ottoman court music as if it had always been meant to be played by a string duo. Their long-standing wish to make a new album together was realised in 2014. In the Bimhuis Amsterdam the duo will present Silk Moon: original compositions nurtured by Oriental and South European influences, and inspired by the profound song tradition of the Oriental maqam and the Andalusian cante jondo.
Quelque soit le cadre dans lequel il s'exprime, Pedro Soler, fidèle à l'école primitive qui l'a formé, recherche l'épure, l'essence, la dynamique, la force du silence. La technique n'est pour lui qu'un moyen d'acquérir la puissance expressive du "cante jondo", le chant profond. Il ne pouvait donc que s'entendre avec Renaud Garcia-Fons, un contrebassiste proche de la tradition du flamenco, qu'il étudie et transpose sur son instrument.
Eighth album for the label by the German virtuoso five-string bass, French Catalan origin of Renaud Garcia-Fons. A virtual journey to discover the music of the South, with a fictional protagonist flamenco, often accompanied by an outcropping and melancholy tango. Training to see how the accordion solo voices and the magnificent sound of the bass, sometimes close to the voice of the violin other than the cello.