Friday, December 1, 2017

Bernat Font Trio - _Storytellers (feat. Martí Elías & Joan Motera) SWIT RECORDS 2017

This album of mostly original songs by Bernat Font brings an exciting new sound  to the jazz world. I was extremely impressed when I saw Bernat live with his trio recently in Barcelona. They have managed to capture that feeling and good vibe on this recording.

Bernat plays with great swing and technique but is also a unique and original voice on the piano. His compositions delight with their often mysterious twists and turns and never leave the listener feeling bored or unchallenged! He also is a master at using space, allowing the music to breath. Bernat Font is a welcome voice on today’s jazz scene and this recording manages to avoid licks and cliches. This is a delight in today’s music world.

Review by Ray Gelato

1. Take-off  5:16
2. Flapping Birds Dance  7:26
3. The Whole Thing  6:43
4. The Everyday Sublime  4:58
5. Up Above The Sky  4:52
6. Fire Alchemy  6:54
7. Entering A Dream  5:47
8. Like Someone In Love (piano solo)  3:49
9. K’s Tune  4:50
10. Disoriented  5:14
11. Adventures Of A Wolf Dog On A Full Moon Night  4:22

Joan Motera, double bass
Martí Elías, drums

All songs composed by Bernat Font except #8 by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen.
Recorded on September 12, 13 & 14, 2016 at Espai Sonor Montoliu. Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Casamitjana.