Eva Alcaide Quintet – Dive into the Sea (2022)

Eva Alcaide Quintet - Dive into the Sea (2022)
Artist: Eva Alcaide Quintet
Album: Dive into the Sea
Label: Errabal Jazz
Year Of Release: 2022
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Tracklist:
01. Fresh Start (7:19)
02. Budelli Island (11:11)
03. In These Hallways (7:34)
04. Movement at the Coral Reef (5:00)
05. The Peacocks (3:23)
06. Naima (6:24)
07. Dive into the Sea (5:18)

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Abandon oneself to the undisturbed pulse of the tides and their permanent movement. The sea is the origin, the inspiration, the maternal uterus that welcomes us in its bosom whenever we need to remind ourselves what we really are. Hold our breath just to listen one´s own heart in the most absolute silence, letting ourselves be rocked by the current to merge with it and become one.

Eva Alcaide, in addition to having collaborated with a large number of artists over time and having a long live experience, she has a remarkable academic record. From her early beginnings in classical guitar at Adolfo Salazar Music Conservatory in Madrid, her time at Creative Music School, where she delves into the fields of contemporary music, holding a graduated degree in jazz guitar at Basque Country Higher Music Center (Musikene). This guitar player from Madrid consolidates her training by completing a master’s degree in Jazz Guitar Interpretation at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

A time when this record begins to be developed being joined by four unquestionable prestige renowned musicians whose common link could be placed at an academic level at Basque Country Higher Music Center (Musikene), an international reference and guarantee of excellence. Apart from madrilian guitar player herself, the band is lined up by Durango singer, Irati Bilbao, Begin Project leader who has established herself in recent times as a benchmark due to 2020 self-titled released record. Piano player, Jorge Fernández, another renowned and experienced artist as well as No Land Trio project creator. Joining the band are Carlos Montull on bass, who combines his teaching work with innumerable collaborations with other artists and versatile and drummer Aitor Bravo, a Triology and No-Land Trio member among others.
“Dive into the sea” has a brilliant production that immerses into sound depths that taste of contemporary jazz without forgetting tradition with different influences, full of nuances and colors that are left to filter through an excellent collection of compositions written by Eva Alcaide throughout her years as a student inspirated by the sea and its iconography. Right from melodic games between Irati Bilbao vocals and Eva Alcaide guitar on “Fresh start” through “Budelli Island” cyclical and evocative structure or even “In these Halfway” until reaching “Movement at the coral”. Band’s cohesion drives us through underwater landscapes and contemporary jazz currents with its own character. Echoes from Pat Metheny and Ben Monder under Eva Alcaide intrumental mastery drawing aquatic melodies in blue and green on instrumental

“The Peacocks“just to lead the rhythmic “Naima” and make clear band´s complicity, ending up with homonymous “Dive into the sea”
Permanent movement, the undisturbed pulse of the tides. Eva Alcaide paints the most absolute silence in marine colors in a masterful way, unraveling the mystery of the one who lets herself be rocked by the current to merge with it and become one. “Dive into the sea” is the proof of it.

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