“Boston Bridges expresses a fascination for limits and encounters, the desire to break all the boundaries, jump over all the walls and to land feet first in no-man’s land and find the unexpected and welcome it with open arms.
Saña-Bello: explorers, pioneers, virtuousos, dedicated… The Saña-Bello tandem connects us today – through this second CD recorded in Boston – to music from the other side of the vast ocean.
Yes, music is the path, and jazz, as always the bridge.”
In december 2014, Oriol Saña and Albert Bello – professors at EMMCA – traveled to Boston in order to give master classes at the Berklee College of Music for the string department. They spent a week living the Berklee life with other musicians and teachers from the university and the Boston community. As would be expected, Oriol and Albert soon felt at home and amidst the busy routine of teaching, jam sessions ensued and with these jam sessions a recording session was born that took place in one of the best recording studios of Massachusetts, Dimension Sound Studios.
That is how this CD, Boston Bridges, was born; the natural child of an encounter between musicians of different backgrounds and diverse influences. An inevitable and beautiful recording in which six pieces by Albert Bello and three jazz manouche standards coexist; the music of the indomitable, the restless, the outsiders, the fugitives, the seekers, the finders. Music without end, full of the magic of the moment, always being renewed through improvisation. Music full of truth, in the hands of interpreters, influenced by jazz manouche and bluegrass, who are looking for and finding new ways to play this music through music by d’Albert Bello and Django Reinhardt.
Many internationally recognised musicians as well as young talents from the Boston musical community have collaborated to this recording: The violinists Darol Anger, Casey Driesen and Jason Anick, the violoncellists Mike Block and Marta Roma, the harpist Mairi Chaimbeul, the guitarists Quinn Bachand and Max O’Rourke and the double-bass players Kaeli Earle, Greg Toro and Nate Sabat.
The recording took place in December 2014,in Boston at the Dimension Sounds Studio with the sound technician Dan Cardinal, with the exception of Plaça Eivissa , which was recorded by Tomás Robisco at la Bucbonera Record in Caldes de Montbui. The edition, mixing and mastering was made by Jordi “Kako” Vericat at the JK Music studio in Barcelona.
The layout of this cd is a picture by painter Sergi Mesa. Gal.la Pellicer has been in charge of design and final layout. Laura Ruiz has been in charge of the photographic promotional materials. www.sergimesafernandez.com · www.gal.lapellicer.cat · www.lauraruiz.com
The edition of the CD and digital distribution have been made by the recognised Catalan recording Company Temps Record.