7 answers for Dave Foxall’s 7 Questions for A Jazz Noise
“The first improvised music I heard in Barcelona came courtesy of Luiz Rocha’s bass clarinet, in a duo with drummer Marko Jelača at Club Cronopios. I’ve since had the good fortune to hear him play in a variety of situations, from small group improvising to swirling big band chaos, and even a clarinet trio devoted to Black Sabbath. Luiz’s two most recent releases encompass his scope nicely: one is “Ten Miles to Bisbee” (Discordian Records), a big band western soundtrack with a twist; the other a spontaneous trio improvisation “Live at MIA” (End Titles) which featured on a Jazz Noise’s ‘Best of 2015’ list in December.”
1. What was your first musical instrument, and what did it mean to you?
best of 2015
This is the last post of 2015 and, with Orrù, Mar, Rocha – “Live at MIA 2015” (EndTitles) – we’re at the best of list compiled by Dave Foxall’s at A Jazz Noise.
The Orrù, Mar, Rocha trio was born at MIA, a big festival/meeting of improvised music at a Atouguia da Baleia a tiny city in Portugal by suggestion of Paulo Chagas – one of the festival’s curator and producer. It was a pleasure to play and we decided to keep it flowing, release that recording and play more.
Read A Jazz Noise best of 2015, listen the recording and buy at EndTitles.
Review by Dave Foxall for Jazz Journal UK
Christer Bothén – bass and contra-bass clarinets
Luiz Rocha – soprano and bass clarinets
El Pricto – alto sax and clarinet
Miquel Jordá – sopranino sax
Vasco Trilla – drums
One more amazing night of free improvisation at the Nocturna Discordia sessions in Barcelona, this one was the 33rd edition and we were lucky to have Christer Bothén and Miquel Jordá as guests. Smooth yet sharp music, we naturally led to short improvisations. Playing small – and sometimes miniature, pieces, changing the instrumentation on each of them made this session very dynamic and fun. we were also lucky enough to have Dave Foxall there to write his impressions about it for the Jazz Journal UK.
You can read the review here.
foto by Roberto Dominguez