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GROOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

by Enric Peidro meets Jonathan Stout

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Jeffrey Martin
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Jeffrey Martin Apart from the gentle gallop of Shivers and Squatty Roo, the program consists of mid to down tempo numbers suitable for slow dancing or Sunday brunches. Highlights include the slow groove on Sunday and Coquette, and the leisurely shuffle of On the Sunny Side of The Street. Special mention to pianist Richard Busiakiewicz for filling out these songs with tasteful soloing.
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juanmertel It's been a while since I heard such an awesome album.
The recordings are great both to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa or to have a blast dancing to it.
Thank you Enric, Jonathan and the band(!!!) for lifting our moods with your music in such difficult times.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Favorite track: Shivers.
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Yes! Great for swinging!
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Shivers 03:29 video
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Soft winds 03:38
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Sunday 03:05
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If I had you 04:28
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Coquette 02:51
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about

The names of Jonathan Stout and Enric Peidro sure sound very familiar to the swing fans all over the world: Both are not only well-known musicians, highly respected players on their respective instruments, but also experienced bandleaders in their own right: Stout, based in California leads the Campus Five, one of the most in-demand bands at Lindy Hop and dance Festivals all over the world. From his headquarters in the east coast of Spain, Peidro also travels internationally very often, either as a soloist or bringing his high voltage swing combo, the "Swingtet" to all kind of audiences.

In late autumnn 2019 Stout, responding to Peidro's invitation, came to Spain in between two Campus Five European gigs and joined Peidro's band for a string of gigs on a two-week tour over Spain.

From their very first gig together, and never having met before, the sparks flew in between Stout and Peidro.The rapport and understanding they developed all over the tour, both in and out of the stage was really "Groove at first sight" as they have appropriately titled this Cd

The album was recorded, -"In the old-fashioned way we'd like, in Peidro's words"- over a 5-hour recording session, with all the band "cookin'" together in one room, and with no edits at all.

In fact, most of the takes chosen for the album were first takes, for a solid reason: there were no second takes on half of the selections!!! The recording session was also taped on video.You can check the videos by clicking in the "video" link beside the title of each tune

When listening to the Cd the understanding and rapport in between the two musicians as well as with Peidro's regular -and hard -swinging'!- rhythm section is more than obvious.
Not in vain Stout and Peidro share a deep love, passion and respect for the very same musical language: the swing, classic jazz of the 30's and 40s.

Consecuently, a good-natured, friendly vibe of mutual respect and relaxation, all wrapped up in a extremely laid-back atmosphere spices all the Cd from beginning to end, and for sure its a welcome addition to contemporary swing collections.

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released April 12, 2020

Enric Peidro Tenor sax
Jonathan Stout Guitar
Richard Busiakiewicz Piano
Andrés Lizón Bass
Simone Zaniol Drums
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On Esquire Jump (only)
Add Paul Evans Ttp
Pedro Ortuño Tbn

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Enric Peidro Alicante, Spain

Spanish sax player Enric Peidro is one of the most active musicians in the European Classic Jazz/Swing Scene.He leads his own bands and often teams up with some of the best international musicians in this style.Influenced by tenor sax masters of the Swing-Era (Hawkins, Young,Webster) His work has received great praise by the media, regarding Peidro as an inventive player with a beautiful sound ... more

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