Diego Barber
The Choice
SSC1272
2011-05-03
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To Annie - 9:00
Contraste - 7:20
Ailanto - 6:37
Pittaluga - 7:15
Jose\'s House - 5:20
Chicago - 14:18
Sonata Banc d’Arguin - Nouadhibou - 7:07
Sonata Banc d’Arguin - Mauritania - 6:43
Sonata Banc d’Arguin - Nouakchott - 7:57

 

Musicians:
Diego Barber - guitar
Joahnnes Weindenmueller - acoustic bass
Ari Hoeniq - drums
Mark Turner - saxophone
Larry Grenadier - acoustic bass
Seamus Blake - saxophone

"There are two musical sides to guitarist Diego Barber. At a certain point in a musician’s training, they are typically asked to decide what direction their music should take. Classical or jazz? Barber ignored the question and suggests that they aren’t mutually exclusive. His new CD, The Choice (Sunnyside), displays the guitarist’s ease playing in both jazz and classical genres. He is supported by an array of talented jazz musicians, including drummer Ari Hoenig, bassists Larry Grenadier and Johannes Weidenmueller, and saxophonists Seamus Blake and Mark Turner. Barber also delivers a fantastic classical guitar performance on his own “Sonata Banc D’Arguin.”

Reviews:

Nice review in the July/August 2011 issue of JazzTimes!

Carlo Wolff, JazzTimes - July 2011 read the full article

Nice review in Jazz Magazine France.

Pascal Ségala, Jazz Magazine - December 2011 read the full article

 

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