VARIACIONES (Exclusive preview)
SELF PRODUCED WITH FUNDAÇÃO GDA SUPPORT
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ, IMPROVISATION
Worldwide release date: 14 march 2020
MUSICIANS: Javier Subatin (guitar and composition), Pedro Moreira (tenor saxophone), João Paulo Esteves da Silva (piano), André Rosinha (double-bass), Diogo Alexandre (drums)
"Variaciones is the gathering of technique with melodic integrity and sophistication. It begins simple and then blossoms into the infinite possibilities that exist in musical creation with the fluidity of jazz aligned to the structural temperance of classical music; the laid back latin rhythms and the unpredictable and surprising factor of improvisation. It's a fusion that works perfectly and makes Variaciones an album that surprises us at each second and despite being "delirious"; does not fall into an exasperating and austere chaos." acordesdequinta.com
Variaciones can be described as contemporary jazz where the Latin-American rhythms, classical music and improvisation converge into a singular musical context.
This project has its origins as a continuation of autotelic, Javier's first album, where the duo of guitar and piano was growing up to a quintet with the guest musicians. The jazz quintet combo allows Javier to explore in a more extensive way the possibilities of orchestration, improvisation, written music and the individuality of the musicians.
○ FINALIST AT THE EURORADIO JAZZ COMPETITION 2019.
○ GRANT FROM FUNDAÇÃO GDA FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIS SECOND ALBUM “VARIACIONES” (2018).
○ FINALIST AT THE KOMEDA JAZZ FESTIVAL COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION 2018.
○ SEMI-FINALIST AT THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL GUITAR COMPETITION 2015.
○ FINALIST AT THE OSCAR ALEMÁN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ GUITAR COMPETITION 2002.