Marta Sánchez signs to Whirlwind – maiden voyage with the label is to be SAAM featuring Ambrose Akinmusire

A late-February 2022 release is planned for SAAM from Madrid-born pianist and composer Marta Sánchez, London label Whirlwind has announced. The title an acronym standing for ''Spanish American Art Music'' finds the pianist on the album in the …

Published: 23 Nov 2021. Updated: 10 days.

A late-February 2022 release is planned for SAAM from Madrid-born pianist and composer Marta Sánchez, London label Whirlwind has announced. The title an acronym standing for ''Spanish American Art Music'' finds the pianist on the album in the playing company of saxophonists Alex Lore and Roman Filiu, bassist Rashaan Carter and drummer Allan Mednard. Album track ‘Marivi’ is a homage to Sánchez's late mother and features trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and the guitarist singer-songwriter Camila Meza.

Sánchez studied classical music at the Madrid conservatoire and formed her first group as a leader, a trio sixteen years ago which was later reflected in the album Lunas, Soles y Elefantes.

With a quartet whose members included Reinier Elizarde (who has made an impact this year with Daniel García) Sánchez released La Espiral Amarilla, a decade ago featuring the pianist's original compositions.

Sánchez has been the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship enabling her to study for a master's at New York University. In the States she recorded Partenika followed later by Danza Imposible and more recently in 2019 a quintet album El Rayo De Luz.

Marta Sánchez, photo via Whirlwind

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Who's on in some of Europe's greatest jazz clubs coming up

It's easy just to think that the world revolves around our local patch. But it's remarkable the spread of what's going on at a selection of top jazz clubs around Europe Take Stockholm's Fasching for instance presenting mainstreamer Joan Chamorro

Published: 23 Nov 2021. Updated: 10 days.

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It's easy just to think that the world revolves around our local patch. But it's remarkable the spread of what's going on at a selection of top jazz clubs around Europe

Take Stockholm's Fasching for instance presenting mainstreamer Joan Chamorro of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band on 29 Nov with world music band Tamikrest following on 1 December and avant trumpeter Peter Evans not long after on the 5th; Oslo's Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene has blistering outfit The Core this week with the jazz and classical-loving pianist Uri Caine appearing on 3 Dec and the great avant guitarist Marc Ribot with his band Ceramic Dog the very next night. A-Trane in Berlin has the Marc Copland trio on Thursday featuring expat UK bassist Phil Donkin, a gig which is also live streaming; and staying in Germany in Munich at Unterfahrt the influential bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons is playing on Saturday.

At Sunside Sunset in Paris guitarist (and pianist) Kurt Rosenwinkel is playing on Friday and Saturday bringing with him double bassist Riccardo Del Fra and drummer Théo Moutou; while in Amsterdam at Bimhuis the Daniel García trio are a plum booking for Sunday; Polish pianist Marcin Masecki appears at Clamores in Madrid on Saturday; and in the last of this whirlwind whizz around what's coming up in Europe Portuguese singer Carmen Souza, above, appears at the Blue Note, Milan on Thursday night.