Sergi Sirvent Escué: Cal.liope





9 Muses (Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 193CD)

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Sergi Sirvent Escué (piano),

Esteban Hernandez (bass), Daniel Dominguez (drums)


Composed by Sergi Sirvent Escué


Recorded: Barcelona, Spain, July 7-8, 2003


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

This is the first track of a double CD devoted to the theme of the 9 muses of Greek mythology. Catalan pianist-composer Sergi Sirvent Escué opens this lengthy multiform opus with this trio piece around Calliope. He alternates virtuoso right-hand streaks and repetitive motifs on the left hand, goes from groovy passages to more ad-lib abstract ones, and is followed by a rhythm team that offers strong and colorful support. Such an atypical tune from such a young artist, whose influences encompass classical music, Herbie Hancock and pop music, explains why Sirvent is considered one of the most promising musicians of the lively Barcelona scene.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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