These two renowned musicians came together in the quartet of Silvia Pérez Cruz and Javier Hill and they toured all over the world. During the breaks, Albert Sanz proposed and recorded his album “O qué será” with Javier Colina and the legendary drummer Al Foster, who is a longtime member of the Miles Davis band. Already, in that project, one could sense developments in jazz but also regarding themes from Brazil…

Now, they present their new project ‘Sampa’ at Matisse Club in Valencia with piano and double bass, plus accordion.

Thus the duo’s concert is made up of the songs the album, ‘SAMPA’; songs by Brazilian composers, but not with bossa nova clichés, but in swing, or with a bulería air or jazz ballads…

The title of the album, ‘Sampa’, refers to Caetano Veloso’s song dedicated to the city of Sao Paulo.
Albert Sanz – Piano
Javier Colina -Double Bass and Accordion

Ramón Campoamor 60,
46022 Valencia, Spain
September 23rd
Wednesday at 8:30 PM

Tickets • €15 – €18

JAVIER COLINA is a reference point for the double bass in Spain and throughout Europe. Having inherited the expressive dynamism of Bill Evans, Javier Colina is a musician of enormous versatility. He expresses himself fluently in languages as diverse as jazz, Latin music, pop and, above all, flamenco, a style in which he has pioneered the use of the double bass and he is one of its greatest current exponents…
He collaborated with Juan Perro in the “Flamenca” tour and in the recording of the album “Raíces al viento”. Afterwards, he undertook, together with pianist Bebo Valdés and Diego “El Cigala” the project “Lágrimas negras”, produced by Fernando Trueba, with which he comes to perform for a week in the legendary New York club Village Vanguard, performances which are subsequently recorded and published.

Since then, Colina has been constantly active , working with important figures of jazz (George Cables, Hank Jones, Barry Harris, John Hicks, Loui Bellson, Gary Bartz, Jimmy Owens, Frank Lacy, Idris Muhammad, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Houston Person, Tete Montoliú, Marc Miralta or Perico Sambeat), of flamenco (Tomatito, Joaquín Cortés), Diego “El Cigala”, Ketama, Radio Tarifa, “El Bola”, Carmen Linares, Dieguito or Enrique Morente), of pop (Miguel Bosé, Juan Perro, Martirio), Silvia Pérez Cruz and with other figures such as Toumani Diabaté, the Fort Apache Band of New York trumpeter and percussionist Jerry González, Javier Paxariño, Carlos Núñez, Pancho Amat or Compay Segundo.
Born in Pamplona in 1960, Javier Colina started out as a self-taught double bass player, after having studied piano. At the beginning of the 1990s, he began to stand out as a double bass player in various projects including ‘Flamenco Jazz’ and as a prestigious sideman. With drummer Guillermo McGuill he formed a trio with Cadiz-based pianist Chano Domínguez, with whom Colina has participated in numerous jazz festivals and also appeared in Fernando Trueba’s documentary ‘ Calle 54’.

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