YAGO VÁZQUEZ / MARCOS PIN
DUOLOGY session 1
Free Code Jazz Records, 2013
Yago Vázquez Piano
Marcos Pin Guitarra
"Their joint attack swings, and the pair wrap around each other like clasped hands."
Marc Myers, JazzWax
"Marcos Pin is one of the most interesting jazz guitarists in Europe. On his latest album, Duology, the Spaniard teams up with pianist Yago Vazquez to explore the fast, fluid bebop tradition of such stellar axemen as Tal Farlow and Jimmy Raney."
Chris Mosey, All About Jazz
"Not even for a second they slip into a routine. You are literally overwhelmed by unpredictability, unexpectedness and finesse, indicative of the passion and perspective, even humour."
Jan Hocek, Jazzport Magazine
"The result is a fresh and rhythmic music that defines what jazz is (and should be). It is as if we put together Horace Silver and Kenny Burrell in a session and we give them carte blanche"
Félix Amador-Gálvez, Jazz, ese ruido
"Five tunes where they demonstrate their knowledge of this very exciting jazz era (bebop)"
"Marcos Pin, I'm told, is one of Spain's top jazz guitarists and on the evidence of this disc I see little reason to refute that statement.His partner in this the first of what is proposed to be a series of duo sessions, Yago Vasquez, combines with the guitarist to make it a meeting of like minded souls.Pin has a fluency comparable to the great modern jazz guitarists such as Farlow, Raney, Pass, Hall, Ellis etc. Single string angular lines combined with rich chordal patterns make this an absolute delight to listen to.
Vasquez, another name unfamiliar to me is the perfect foil and together they support each other and interchange their roles throughout.
Drawing upon tried and tested material - Donna Lee; All The Things You Are; You Don't Know What Love is; Blue Monk and Dewey Square - the duo breathe new life into these classic pieces without destroying the essence of the originals.
Although I hadn't encountered Marcos Pin prior to this recording he has been on several albums all very different but all well worth checking out."
Lance, Bebop spoken here
DUOLOGY // SESSION 1
MARCOS PIN & YAGO VÁZQUEZ