CD - COMO LA PIEL
RITA PAYÉS

CD - COMO LA PIEL

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ABOUT THE NEW PROJECT:

The 21 years old young Catalan trombonist and singer Rita Payés has lived and breathed music since she was a child thanks to her musical family. She studied piano, and later trombone which became her main instrument. She entered the well-known Sant Andreu Jazz Band under the direction of bassist and tenor player Joan Chamorro, and participated  on several albums along with Andrea Motis, Eva Fernandez and Magali Datzira. At the age of 16 she released with Chamorro her first album Joan Chamorro presents Rita Payés featuring Scott Hamilton, Dick Oats, Scott Robinson, Toni Belenguer and Jo Krause among others, followed next year by her sophomore, Lua Amarela. Rita has performed in some of the most venerated stages and festivals in the country and abroad, such as Barcelona Jazz Festival, Jamboree Jazz Club, L’Auditori de Barcelona, Barnaswing, Summer Festivals in several villages of Catalonia as well as venues in France, United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary, Morroco or Switzerland. 

For her latest project, Imagina, Rita joined forces with her mother Elisabeth Roma, an exceptional classical guitarist. Mother and daughter launched their debut album during the London Catalan Festival 2019 in the beginning of June, giving their personal take on the music that has accompanied them all their lives, from traditional Catalan lullabies to bossa nova, fado, boleros… The family project started when Rita booked a two-day studio session for Elisabeth as a birthday present in June 2018. Rehearsing and preparing for that session, they re-evaluated and strengthened their repertoire and arrangements. It was then when they decided to take the project further and release it on album. Imagina is a meeting point between two generations, two points of view. It’s neither strictly jazz nor classical. It’s a highly personal interpretation of Rita’s and Elisabeth’s favourite music.

Elisabeth Roma has a classical musical background but she has always been inspired by Latin American music, especially bossa nova, from the voices of Jobim, Chico Buarke and Elis Regina amongst others. Besides her work as a music educator, she has performed as a classical guitarist for most of her career, both as a soloist and in larger ensembles. Elisabeth has incorporated her visions of classical guitar into the repertoire that she plays with Rita, using her excellent musicality and techniques and combining them with the personal sounds of Rita’s melodies and improvisations.

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SOBRE EL NOU ÀLBUM: 

Estem davant del el repte més gran de la seva carrera, ja que per primera vegada seran temes escrits i composats per ella mateixa,  quelcom que no ha fet mai abans en 9 anys de trajectòria. Serà un àlbum de 10 temes enregistrats al prestigiós estudi de David Casamitjana, tècnic de la Sant Andreu Jazz Band i produïts per Juan Berbín, reconegut músic veneçolà premiat amb un Latin Grammy. Per últim, han tingut la sort de poder comptar amb l’ajuda de Carlos Freitas al mastering, qui ha treballat amb els grandíssims Toquinho, Caetano Veloso, Omara Portuondo o Gilberto Gil. La sonoritat que es desprèn ja és marca de la casa: jazz, bossa nova i guitarra clàssica. Una mescla que ha portat a mare i filla tocar per gran part de capitals del continent europeu i que, amb tan sols 1 single publicat, ja va col·locar-se al radar d’artistes històrics i del món mainstream. 

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SOBRE EL NUEVO ÁLBUM:

Estamos ante el el reto más grande de su carrera, puesto que por primera vez serán temas escritos y compuestos por ella misma, algo que no ha hecho nunca antes en 9 años de trayectoria. Será un álbum de 11 temas grabados en el prestigioso estudio de David Casamitjana, técnico de la Sant Andreu Jazz Band y producidos por Juan Berbín, reconocido músico venezolano premiado con un Latin Grammy. Por último, han tenido la suerte de poder contar con la ayuda de Carlos Freitas al mastering, qui ha treballat amb els grandíssims Toquinho, Caetano Veloso, Omara Portuondo o Gilberto Gil. La sonoridad que se desprende ya es marca de la casa: jazz, bossa nova y guitarra clásica. Una mezcla que ha llevado a madre e hija a tocar por gran parte de capitales del continente europeo y que, con tan solo 1 single publicado, se colocó en el radar de tanto grandes artistas históricos como del mundo mainstream.