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Marta Sánchez Quintet

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Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, classical and experimental music, Marta Sánchez's tunes are rhythmically complex but strongly melodic. Music that tells stories by integrating folk elements with the harmonic sophistication and spontaneity of jazz. The Quintet is presenting their latest work, “Danza Imposible” that was rated highly by The New York Times and featured on NYT playlist. The Quintet's previous recording, "Partenika," was selected as one of the best 10 CDs of 2015 by Ben Ratliff of The New York Times. The Jazz Journalist Association, DownBeat and All Music also included this work among their best jazz recordings of the year. “It’s an ambitious record by a strong new group,” wrote Ben Ratliff for The New York Times.

Caleb Curtis - alro saxophone; Raffi Garabidean - tenor saxophone; Marta Sanchez - piano; Noah Garabidean - bass; TBA - drums

Tunes that dance with an unruly grace. It’s glimmering, propulsive music, with hints of elegiac Spanish folk song, cool jazz from the 1950s and the Romantic modern jazz of the 1990s.
— The New York Times
There’s an intriguing flow throughout Partenika, pianist Marta Sánchez’s second album as a leader. Like the heartbeat of a city or the pulse of an ecosystem, Sánchez’s original pieces mesh together into a comprehensive framework.
— Downbeat Magazine
Earlier Event: December 31
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Later Event: January 1
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