Touchy Words About Triangle & Square

About Triangle & Square by Thanos Athanasopoulos

 Well, it is not a secret that, since we met as students in the conservatory, Thanos has been and is one of my best friends.

   That´s why, at first I thought, it might sound funny if I post a review written by a close friend but, you know, after all, who knows me and my music better than he does?...

   Thanks a lot, bro, for these really nice text. Really touched, I must admit.

   For Those of you who does not know Thanos, let me tell you, he is an extraordinary saxophone player and a fabulous writer. I´ll post a video below for you to check out and do not forget his first book which is out there. Guys, follow him on twitter, his jokes are hilarious.

Thanos Athanasopoulos — Photo by Rafa Pasadas
Thanos Athanasopoulos — Photo by Rafa Pasadas

ABOUT TRIANGLE & SQUARE

 

An album that brought tears in my eyes. 

 

   It touched me with the clean, crystal clear sound of the four guitars that sound so close, as if they play for you in your own room. 

 

   Touched me by the beauty of the composition and arrangement. Simple and stunning. Marcos Pin is never overexposing knowledge, never meaning to impress with tricks or demonstration of arranging skills that he certainly has, but he is using the skills instead with only goal his expression and creating beauty. 

 

   It touched me with the improvisational contribution of every player. Four amazing guitar players, of relatively different style preferences, who blend so beautifully, listening sensitively to each other, complimenting each other with bass lines and comping and creating some real magical moments. 

 

   It touched me also with the stories behind the songs. The whole concept and the artwork. So honest and plain. Marcos Pin walks a lonely path with his art, insisting on following his heart, continuing enriching his big discography, in these times that discography is actually dead, just because that's what he needs to do. And through his albums, one after the other, the stories that he tells become more and more simple and honest. More and more beautiful. Marcos Pin is a real real-artist.

 

 

Thanos Athanasopoulos

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NEW ALBUM - TRIANGLE & SQUARE

TRIANGLE & SQUARE

Happy and exited when announcing a new album release.

   Available worldwide at streaming and downloading platforms (Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, etc.)

   The album is conformed by two suites, three and four movements each, with original compositions and arrangements for four guitars.

   The name of the quartet is "4 on Six" has been chosen as humble rendition to genius Jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery.

   The album features awesome guitarists:

Jens Larsen, Afonso Pais, Virxilio da Silva...

 

Go Check It Out!!! :)


4 On Six (Virxilio da Silva, Jens Larsen, Marcos Pin &Afonso Pais)
4 On Six (Virxilio da Silva, Jens Larsen, Marcos Pin &Afonso Pais)
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¿Qué hay de nuevo en TomaJazz?

¿Qué Hay de Nuevo en TomaJazz?

 Bob Parent
Bob Parent

Pues, ¡¿qué va a haber...?! Como cada semana y desde hace años, la revista online TomaJazz, se encarga de crear excelentes contenidos relacionados con el Jazz nacional e internacional.

  Tengo la inmensa fortuna de poder colaborar y este mes me he atrevido con este relato/concurso. Espero que os guste y os animéis a jugar conmigo a detectives participando en el concurso.

También os recomiendo este podcast que Pachi Tapíz realiza. Aquí os dejo este maravilloso sobre Jimmy Raney. Estoy convencido de que os gustará.


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La Navidad de Mr. Bean

La Navidad de Mr Bean

 En esta ocasión mi artículo en TomaJazz pretende hacer memoria y recordar la maestría de un guitarrista único, desde mi punto de vista, infravalorado.

Espero que este "cuento de navidad" ayude de alguna manera a recuperar la genialidad del fantástico Billy Bean.

Podéis leer la historia en este enlace.

Dejo un "playlist" aquí a la derecha para los que queráis empaparos con su música y debajo de este, el enlace a la transcripción de "Grooveyard", composición de Carl Perkins, una de mis pistas favoritas, primera en el álbum "The Trio".


Artist at Spotify

ARTIST ACCOUNT SPOTIFY

 Estoy contento porque ahora en Spotify mi cuenta es de artista.

 

La diferencia con una cuenta "normal" no es mucha pero me atrae una de sus funciones: poder recomendar un álbum, "playlist" o a un artista.

Mi intención es la de hacer una recomendación semanal. ¡Pasaos y echad un ojo!, esta semana he querido destacar uno de los mejores discos de guitarra Jazz de la historia.

No olvidéis seguir la cuenta, estoy seguro de que os va a gustar la música y, por supuesto, es algo que agradezco.

 

Marcos

 I am glad because I manage now an Spotify Artist Account.

 

There is not such a big difference with a "regular" account but I am looking forward to one of its functions: having the option to recommend an album, playlist or artist.

My intention is to make a weekly recommendation. Come by and take a look!, this first week I felt like showcasing one of the greatest Jazz Guitar albums ever in History.

Do not forget to follow the account, I am sure you will enjoy the music in there and, of course, that is something I definitely appreciate.

 

Marcos