Folkfusion (Dofol, 2010)
Spanish band Bellonmaceiras Quinteto brings together Galician folk music and a series of global sounds with a focus on improvisation. Folkfusion contains original pieces by piper Daniel Bellon, accordionist Diego Maceiras and drummer Miguel Lamas as well and a few versions of pieces by other composers, including Astor Piazzolla.
On Folkfusion, Bellonmaceiras Quinteto provides a beguiling mix of muiñeiras (Galician dances), jazz improvisation, Argentine tango, blues and waltz. Daniel Bellon’s bagpipe goes beyond the realm of Galician folk music and is found interpreting other musical forms such as tango, swing, habanera, etc.
The line-up on the album includes Dani Bellón on gaita gallega (Galician bagpipe) and sax; Diego Maceiras on accordion; Juan Cabezón ‘Cabe’ on guitars; Juan Tinaquero on electric and acoustic bass; and Miguel Lamas on drums.
Buy the album: Folkfusion (MP3)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.