Live Jazz From Barcelona

From Gemma Abrié’s love for music are born the main projects that are currently in her hands, that drink from the inheritance of the most eternal jazz and from the compositions the present musical heterogeneity offers: her first album as soloist and composer with the production of Brazilian guitarist Munir Hossn; the voices and double basses duet with Miquel Àngel Cordero, an absolutely singing and dancing cocktail that tests the infinite expressive possibilities of these instruments; As well as her work “Wondering…”, a tribute to the figure of Stevie Wonder in jazz key that has already toured dozens of jazz halls from inside and outside Catalonia.


It’s about a jazz journey into Mediterranean and Atlantic music culture –from Brazil to Catalonia, from France to the United States– where Gemma Abrié puts her voice at the service of the versatile Brazilian guitarist Munir Hossn, who has been travel companion of the Afro-Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, Lusophone singer Mayra Andrade and American vocalist Gretchen Parlato, among others. This project drinks from travels, meetings and the new knowledge of various musical traditions the singer has acquired during her career. Being rich in dynamics, warm and acoustic, 'Amalgama' is a collection of original compositions by Abrié, Hossn songs and covers of recognized and varied artists like Joan Manuel Serrat and Javier Ruibal, with songs in Catalan and Spanish in a repertoire that overlaps textures and colors of places and cultures that branded her life forever. You can download the album in Mp3 for €9.99 here.


Among the most atypical projects by Abrié, we can find this unusual duo with the double bass player Miquel Àngel Cordero. This unusual proposal wants to prove how a basic formation, with two members, can achieve results of great complexity, with four instruments –two voices and two double basses– that have a huge communicative potential. Abrié and Cordero, interpreters and fellows, explore different figures and styles, from Argentinian folklore to the music of the best-known Catalan singer-songwriters, or even The Beatles. The result of this is an offer that public will find amazing and fascinating, and with which they will keep submerged in a relaxing mood, will sing and even dance. You can buy the album for €8.99 here.


'Wondering…' stems from the admiration that Gemma Abrié has always felt for the music of the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder, who is one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music.
After studying his work in depth, the singer has taken his themes to a very different field, with jazz and improvisation as means of transport. The result is a combination of the ancient power of black music with the lyrical beauty of jazz and sophisticated pop. The public will enjoy these unforgettable melodies, wrapped in the colorful world of typical jazz harmonies, yet designed for dancing. This project, which earned Abrié a Cum Laude in her final degree project, is recorded in an EP and can be downloaded for €5.16 here


By publishing 'Els Fruits Saborosos' in 1906, 22-year-old poet Josep Carner went through the front door of the history of Catalan literature as a key figure of Noucentisme. Later he was known as the 'prince of poets'". Vicens Martín, a cultivated guitarist, known for his orchestral work at Taller de Músics and his projects Auserón Santiago, Mala Rodriguez, Cris Juanico or Achilifunk, has set to music 11 poems of Carner’s artistic work for an orchestra of 14 performers and Abrié’s voice. 'Els Fruits Saborosos' by Vicens Martín is an alliance of the lushest jazz and the famous verses of one of our greatest poets that earned Abrié the praise from critics for knowing how to convey the emotions the author wanted to reflect on words. This work has won the 2014 Enderrock Award in the category of 'Best jazz new proposal' and 'Best live jazz.' The album with poems is on sale for €16.51 here.


If you like live Jazz in any of these musical proposals and want to hire a performance for a festival or any other event, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


© Gemma Abrié 2018