A European recording date for Brooklyn-based Preminger, hailed across the pond as a distinctive tenor stylist with a gift for composition. Joined by the sensitive accompaniment of both fellow Brooklynite Garcia and Barcelona resident Kamaguchi, Preminger tackles a varied set of tunes. Theres a sweet (but never cloying) version of Try A Little Tenderness and a minimal Moonlight In Vermont (with a nicely understated drum solo). They step out a little further to pleasing effect on Ornettes Law Years and Monks Four In One and on the one original, Garcias Prairie Dance, but this disc never loses sight of lyricism and melody. Which is undoubtedly why Preminger is receiving such praise his playing is cool (the title track is a Warne Marsh tune), inventive, unexpected but never jarring or dissonant. In a world where innovative and edgy often means grating in a new way, Preminger is a rising star for those who like a little sugar in their coffee.
Très loin, là-bas au Nord, plus au Nord même que le Grand Nord, vivait un pingouin qui s'ennuyait dans son monde noir et blanc et rêvait de voyager. Un jour, il plongea dans l'eau glacée et commença à nager vers le Sud, vers le pays des couleurs. …
‘The Coyote that Spoke in Tongues’ is a project that Garcia fans will really appreciate. What Garcia & Co. have created with this record is excellent; it’s full of life and experience, tales to tell, and scars to show. It invites the listener to hitch a ride with them and listen to those stories as they drive on through the lonely, arid desert.
This innovative programme, created at Ambronay Festival in 2009 by the Argentine Leonardo García Alarcón chief sees musicians alternate between baroque and modern instruments to interpret the most beautiful pages of Astor Piazzólla (Milonga del Angel, Ballada para un loco) and Claudio Monteverdi (Lamento della ninfa, Orfeo). During the extensive live tour of this project in 2009, members of the audience pointed out that in the end they didn't know where Monteverdi stopped and Piazzolla began.
Jorge Garcia better known to many as The Jack has performed and lectured in over 20 countries. He's a regular face on television in his native Argentina and has also performed at the world famous magic castle no less than 6 times!