JAVIER ALCÁNTARA "SHORT STORIES BAND"
“Javier is a great guitar player, his music is beautiful and honest. It was a pleasure working with him on this project.” Perico Sambeat
“This is not only a music record. This is a journey through out this winding path of human endurance, because music, as the eye has to do with memory, with our ghosts of the past, with the routine of the present, and that future - with which we all dream of - full of hope.” Isabel Sánchez Fernández
“Guitarist and composer Javier Alcantra has created a collection of beautiful music that combines jazz harmony with his own personal melodic sense and unique tone and approach to the guitar, and organized it's performance by a group of some of the most exciting players from Spain and Portugal. The result is a thrilling journey that evokes the wonderful feeling of the people and terrain of the Extramadura region of Spain. I highly recommend putting on a pair of headphones and taking the trip!!” Jonathan Kreisberg
After his first album in 2008 – "Namouche" – recorded in Lisbon with Special Quartet (with the participation of prestigious musicians such as Perico Sambeat, Alexis Cuadrado and Hugo Alves), and getting great reviews by critics and public with his following work, "Short Stories" (the song "Duende de Luz" was voted one of the best of 2014 by the international online publication "All About Jazz", with more than 20,000 downloads, and entering to No. 10 of the TOP 200 of the most downloaded songs of the last 20 years), JAVIER ALCÁNTARA, one of the most prominent composer and guitarist of his generation, is now back in 2016, accompanied by the Short Stories Band, with his new and stunning record, "Resilience".
Fourteen tracks of powerful and jazzy breath, composed entirely by the guitarist of Extremadura, in a wonderful musical adventure sharing it with international jazz stars Perico Sambeat, Pedro Cortejosa, Narciso González, and brilliant and up-and-coming musicians from the Lisbon scene André Mota, André Ferreira, Diogo Santos and João David Almeida.
However "Resilience" is not only a music record: it contains a 24-page book, and works by poets, photographers, a novelist, a narrator and an painter to illustrate JAVIER ALCÁNTARA’s music on this journey of Resilience. The artistry of José Manuel Gamero Gil potentiates the perfection of a musical work with seriousness, with delicate illustrations and texts, filled with sensitivity and beauty.
released May 19, 2016
JAVIER ALCÁNTARA “SHORT STORIES BAND” RESILIENCE
Javier Alcántara, acoustic and electric guitars
João David Almeida - voz and metallophone
Diogo Santos, acoustic piano and keyboards
André Ferreira, double bass
André Mota, drums
Perico Sambeat, alto sax
Pedro Cortejosa, tenor sax
Narciso González Santos, tenor sax
All compositions by Javier Alcántara
Recorder 8- 9-10 February 2016 at Estúdio Vale de Lobos, Lisbon.
Recorder by Pedro Vidal and João Mendes
Mixed and Mastered by Nelson Carvalho at Estúdio Valentim de Carvalho
Art direction & design: José Manuel Gamero Gil
Studio photos: Filipa Oliveira and Alex campos
Book photos : Juanjo Puerma
Produced by Javier Alcántara/Jazzterapiart
Edit by Youkali Music 2016
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