Perico Sambeat

Friendship - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9421-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94212 8
  • German Release: 01/11/2003
  • Genre: Saxophone Jazz
Only digitally available

Along with Paco de Lucia, Gerardo Nunez and Chano Dominguez, Perico Sambeat is one of the great figureheads of Spanish jazz. Outside Spain little is known of the recordings he made in 1993 and 1995 with Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Though from the mutual appreciation that these musicians have for each other has evolved a close friendship.Most recently many have become aware of the vivid, powerful playing of saxophonist Sambeat through the recording Jazzpana II (ACT 9284-2), acclaimed by critics and public alike in a brilliant line-up based around guitarist Gerardo Nunez. With his exceptionally elegant and sinuous phrasing (also in duet with Michael Brecker), Sambeat plays an important role in bringing the fusion of jazz and flamenco to a high performance and compositional level.On his ACT debut as leader, Sambeat tak...

line up

Perico Sambeat – alto & soprano saxophone
Brad Mehldau – piano
Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar
Ben Street – bass
Jeff Ballard – drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Katsuhiko Naito at Knoop Studio, River Edge, New Jersey, USA, February 2003
Mixed at RCAudio Studio, Rocafort, Valencia, Spain by Jorge Juan Villaverde and Jose Sepúlveda
Mastered by Adrian von Ripka, 20/24 bit digital mapping at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Produced by Perico Sambeat