"One of the most exciting voices of the current Spanish jazz generation", was the headline of Jazz thing about Daniel García when he presented his ACT debut "Travesuras" in April 2019. The pianist dives deep into the music of his homeland and combines it in a highly independent and expressive way with the vocabulary of the modern jazz piano trio. On "Vía de la Plata" Garcia continues unwaveringly along this path.
Madrid-based pianist Daniel Garcia carries within him a deep sense of the history that has made him. This is not least because he was born and grew up in Salamanca, a city steeped in history, with several important archaeological sites. In the centuries ever since the middle ages, student priests have walked in their flowing robes along the Calle Compañia, a street in the centre of the city shadowed by tall baroque buildings. The city was also one of the main stopovers on the Vía de la Plata (‘the silver way’), a Roman route from North to South of the Iberian peninsula.Clear, thoughtful and self-aware when he speaks, Garcia has both an understanding and a passion for what that ancient silver thread through his country means: the Vía de la Plata gave the peninsula its main artery. It also allowed Spain to come together for the first tim...line up
Produced by the artist
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch
All arrangements by Daniel García except Calima, by Gerardo Núñez
Recorded by Shayan Fathi at Camaleón Music Studio, Madrid, Spain. Ibrahim Maalouf recorded by Oscar Ferran at Studio Diasporas, Ivry-Sur-Seine, France. Anat Cohen recorded at Paraiso Recording Studio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mixed and mastered by Shayan Fathi. Piano technician: David Izquierdo
Cover art by Tal R: Fugl, 1995, by courtesy of Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin