Diego Barber & Hugo Cipres

411

Origin 82641

Purchase

iTunes - $6.93


... known for the grandeur and majesty of his playing. (Diego Barber's) impressive dynamics and exquisiteness of expression are deeply rooted in extraordinary technique.
-All About Jazz

411 is new music created by old friends from seemingly disparate musical worlds. From the Canary Islands, Barber moved on to New York City where his mix of stellar classical guitar technique with modern jazz sensibilities has been making waves for several years. Electronic music composer Hugo Cipres remains in Lanzarote, traveling throughout Europe as a DJ, but a DJ strongly influenced by classical and jazz greats. On 411, they create a dynamic hybrid, mixing Barber's sweeping eclecticism with modern European electronica and New York's finest acoustic improvisors - saxophonist Seamus Blake, drummer Ari Hoenig, and bassist Johannes Weidenmueller. "...a portent of things to come...with all the potential to be a truly original voice in modern music." All Music Guide.


Track Listing:

1. Timanfaya 2:27
2. All In 7:55
3. Poncho 3:51
4. Walk! 6:14
5. New York Citric 3:32
6. Turn It On 4:51
7. East Side Story 7:01

Performers:

DIEGO BARBER - electric & classical guitars, bass
HUGO CIPRES - desktop
SEAMUS BLAKE - saxophone, EWI
JOHANNES WEIDENMUELLER - double bass
ARI HOENIG - drums

Production Info:

produced by Diego Barber & Hugo Cipres
recorded by Diego Barber & Hugo Cipres
at MSR Studios, NYC, October 2011
mixed by Hugo Cipres in Lanzarote, Isla Canarias
mastered by Pete Karam at MSR Studios, NYC
cover photograph by John Hook
diego barber photograph by Sarah Shatz
cover design & layout by John Bishop


Reviews of 411

Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
Here's one the moldy figs won't be able to handle. A jazzbo guitarist gets together with an electronic dj and rounds out his sound with some first call downtown cats. You call almost hear listeners kvetching the way they did when Eric Dolphy first started being out there. Not really jazz, not really King Crimson or Kraftwerk, it's a trip into th ...

All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
The opening of the decidedly modern music on 411, the track entitled "Timanfaya," sounds like a spooky, welcome to a plugged-in netherworld. It begins with electric surges and wafflings, then glowing beeps punctuating electric washes before a shift into tune two, "all in," that sounds as if the late multiple reedman Eric Dolphy is hanging aroun ...

Bird is the Worm (Dave Sumner)
Guitarist Diego Barber burst onto the scene with the 2009 release Calima, an album with an expansive sound enveloped in a rustic serenity, courtesy of Barber's use of classical guitar in a jazz setting. He continued that sound with the 2011 release The Choice, an album that saw him move from the sounds of wide open spaces and into an environment ...

Republic of Jazz - Spain (Domi)
The opening of the decidedly modern music on 411, the track entitled "Timanfaya," sounds like a spooky, welcome to a plugged-in netherworld. It begins with electric surges and wafflings, then glowing beeps punctuating electric washes before a shift into tune two, "all in," that sounds as if the late multiple reedman Eric Dolphy is hanging aroun ...

Join the Origin Community

ORIGIN RECORDS

OA2 RECORDS

ORIGIN CLASSICAL

CONTACT US

  • Origin Records
    8649 Island Drive South
    Seattle, WA 98118
    ph: (206) 781-2589
    fx: (206) 374-2618
  • Email / Order Info / Etc
THE ORIGIN MUSIC GROUP • FOUNDED 1997 / SEATTLE, WA • THE MUSIC YOU NEED