Daniel García trio, Canción del fuego fatuo, ACT *****

From the flamenco-infused Vía de la Plata to be released later this month this iridescent and intimate arrangement of Manuel de Falla's 'Canción del fuego fatuo' (1915), famously interpreted by Miles Davis as 'Will o' the Wisp' on Sketches of Spain

Published: 30 Aug 2021. Updated: 3 months.

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From the flamenco-infused Vía de la Plata to be released later this month this iridescent and intimate arrangement of Manuel de Falla's 'Canción del fuego fatuo' (1915), famously interpreted by Miles Davis as 'Will o' the Wisp' on Sketches of Spain (1960), in the García rendering unveils the poetic side of guest trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf so delightfully. Double bassist Reinier Elizarde's riff underpinning it all is also a stately thing of beauty while pianist Daniel García somehow conjures what might be felt as a rare feeling of weightlessness by turn duplicating and otherwise enhancing the emotion of the trumpet line's bespoke gracenoted Levantine flavour navigating quarter tones inherent in Maalouf's hallmark style.

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Bassist Reinier Elizarde “El Negrón,” top left (photo: Uli Fild), pianist Daniel García, drummer Michael Olivera. Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, above

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