Today we are going to tell you about a group that comes from the Catalan capital and that a few fortunate ones had the opportunity to witness it in a small cultural bar that gathers great essence of the andalusian patio and the american and flamenco music. The visual category was already noticeable before the start of the concert, not only by the magician Tabanco, but also by the elegance with which the three musicians arrived, impregnating the place with the 20s style of his music that made the How much less exquisite scene.
Chino (Hernán Senra) has established himself as a key figure in the swing and blues scene in Barcelona. It achieves nuances of an original variety possessing in addition a net attack and spirited thanks to the instrument father of this guitarist, the resophonic guitar. This slide guitar is seconded by The Big Bet: bassist Rod Deville and Giggs Nother on drums. They both use the guitar in their bluestly character.
They sounded like nightclubs that habituated great african-american musicians in a completely acoustic set. Topics like Bad Boy Blues or Your Love is Dynamite invited you to dance in more than one moment. Buona Sera by Louis Prima, Louis Jordan’s Caldonia, Rollin’ ‘n Tumblin’ by Muddy Waters, They’re Red Hot by the honoree Robert Johnson or Violent love by Willie Dixon were their overflowing versions of accurate styling of the original theme material.
The originality with which they exercised on Hush or I’m on the road again, which came directly to the emotional roots of the viewer was clearly influenced by the hawaiian style of tearful and melancholic sounds of the slide of Chino.
The contrabass and drums, like improvisers of an authentic inspiration, possessed a fast vibrato, skillfully controlled. The incessant rhythmic figures designed by Rod and Giggs took the fixity and the matte tonality, rhythms that made parade in rapid and captivating succession. They picked the native juice of the blues and the swing, exhibiting it at the top of their art.
Their tuning and their attack made them owners of a sober style in extreme, of great inner strength, continuing with the most solid tradition of the blues. The sparkling and synthetic style, and its fluid and lively intonation, are an irresistible attraction.
For lovers of african-american music, do not miss the opportunity to attend any of the direct of this magnificent trio that with firmness, vigor and plasticity combine their style with the highest findings of instrumental virtuosity, with a disciplined melodic structure and a spontaneous emotional expression.
Elen Armonía – NoRockSolo