Jerez Texas – Clar de lluna (Jerez Texas, 2017)
Jerez Texas is a fascinating trio from Valencia (Spain) that has developed a unique combination of musical genres and instruments. ‘Clar de lluna’ is their new live album, recorded at the ancient Roman Theater ruins in Sagunto, north of Valencia.
Frenchman Matthieu Saglio and Spaniards Ricardo Esteve and Jesús Gimeno are three virtuoso musicians who clearly demonstrate the genuine chemistry in their live performances. Jerez Texas’ alluring sound brings together passionate flamenco guitar, graceful classical music cello, and drums rooted in jazz and flamenco, along with additional world music influences.
Clar de lluna features fiery chamber flamenco performed by three remarkable musicians. Jerez Texas has released several music videos from this live concert that showcase their talent.
Although most of the material on this album are original compositions by members of Jerez Texas, Clar de lluna contains a great version of Joe Zawinul’s jazz fusion classic “Birdland” along with a recreation of Serge Gainsbourg’s Couleur Café retitled in Spanish Color Café.
The lineup includes Ricardo Esteve on flamenco guitar; Matthieu Saglio on cello; and Jesús Gimeno on drums and flamenco cajón.
Get the album from www.jereztexas.com