ENRIQUE OLIVER

ENRIQUE OLIVER

Enrique Oliver - Tenor Sax
Albert Sanz - Piano
Bori Albero - Double Bass
Jorge Rossy - Drums

<< Mozart himself told me in a dream: “music is between the notes”, and that’s where Enrique Oliver lives, between notes. But before there is the rhythm, earth, heart; where are the people, who are the ones who have to beat in time to get the rite whatsoever. Here it is about jazz, with muscle and root, while showing new colored flowers, which has been a while since the new century arrived and it is not a question of falling asleep.

So Enrique’s saxophone combines the weight of grammar dominated with the mischief of the curious child, and thus surrounds himself with musicians who jump to the same beat. Huge names of our jazz tradition like Jordi Rossy or Albert Sanz; the strange thing would be that it wasn’t a wonderful real record. What a joy that, between notes, we maintain the possibility of life, that the time of the clocks does not measure everything, that we can still flee from the day and night have a guitar or saxophone sense. And we’re in luck because Enrique Oliver plays one of them. The little world we share is much better with him inside>>

Javier Galiana. Jazz musician.

Perhaps the most powerful project of Malaga’s Enrique Oliver. With two of the most international musicians that Spain has given: Albert Sanz and one of the best drummers of all time in Jazz History: Jorge Rossy. .”

Pablo Mazuecos. Clasijazz (Almería).

The saxophonist Enrique Oliver leads his second album “Incerteza”. Published by the Blue Asteroid label in October 2019. In the words of Oliver himself “In this new work, I present two arrangements of jazz standards and eight own compositions. All the material of the disc has been chosen and composed during the last years, during which, I have lived in three different cities, Lisbon, Basel and Malaga, which have brought me totally extraordinary musical and vital experiences.

     

Enrique Oliver has collaborated on more than 30 albums as a sideman, among which we could highlight “WiCCA” by Jorge Rossy, “Voces”, by Perico Sambeat, “Mason”, by Roger Mas “UNO” by Ernesto Aurignac, “EL Camino” , by Jose Carra and “Lua Amarela”, by Joan Chamorro and Rita Payés as well as performed at the most important jazz festivals in Spain (Barcelona, ​​San Sebastián, Getxo, Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla, Málaga, Granada, etc.) As well as in festivals and cycles in the rest of Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, England, Denmark, Finland, etc.) and in the United States, South America and North Africa. In 2018 he was selected to be part of the international Focusyear program in Basel, Switzerland, with coachers such as Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Guillermo Klein or Dave Holland among others.

Jorge Rossy is internationally recognized as one of the most influential drummers of his generation.  His sideman work includes over 80 recordings with renowned jazz musicians Brad Mehldau, Ethan Iverson, Kevin Hays, Albert Sanz, Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Steve Swallow, among many others. Jorge has also toured with some jazz greats including Charlie Haden, Wayne Shorter, Lee Konitz, Carla Bley, and Joe Lovano.  http://jorgerossy.com/    

Albert Sanz has graduated at the prestigious Berklee School. Later he moved to New York where he immersed himself in the scene, playing with the groups of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek, Joe Martin. Albert moves back to Spain, as a teacher of Musikene in the Basque Country and later in the Jazz department at the Valencia Conservatory. Pianist of the famous project Silvia Pérez Cruz and Javier Colina trio that gave rise to the album “En La Imaginacion”. In 2011, Albert took a step forward, producing the album “O que ser sera” in New York, a disc with a stellar trio composed of the great drummer Al Foster (Miles Davis) and the double bassist Javier Colina (Bebo Valdés). Recorded by the great James Farber. https://www.albertsanzmusic.com/

DeeJay Foster studied electric bass at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He lives in Boston and New York, where he plays with artists such as Leo Genovese, pianist of Esperanza Spalding, trombonist and pedagogue Hal Crook, Ian Froman, drummer of David Liebman, and Bob Gullotti, drummer of The Fringe. In 2005, he is chosen by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as one of three finalists for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles. Back in Barcelona, ​​he plays Javier Vercher Quintet, Ernesto Aurignac Quartet, Enrique Oliver Quartet, Roger Mas – Jo Krause Trio, Voro Garcia Quartet, Raynald Colom Quartet, Felix Rossy Quintet, and Llibert Fortuny Trio. He has also worked with the following musicians: Gilad Hekselman, Jorge Rossy, David Binney, Bill McHenry, Albert Sanz, Peter Bernstein, Mike Kanan, Eli Degibri, Perico Sambeat, Dayna Stephens, RJ Miller, Avishai Cohen and Ferenc Nemeth.


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