Monday, November 19, 2012

Altaba/Cervera/Perucho/Nico/Solé - Tropopausa (Zeleste Concert, 1979)

Spanish record label Zeleste released a handful of progressive jazz-infused Spanish rock albums between 1974 and 1981, but Tropopausa was the only release on the imprint label Zeleste Concert. Although it maintains Spanish influences and has an occasional rock/pop sentiment, it is very much a jazz album. It is quieter and less structured than Zeleste's other releases which is probably why it was afforded a separate label. Most of the songs are based around melodic themes over which individual players are given space to experiment and improvise. The group has two double bass players, and all five members play various percussive instruments so these elements are prominent on most of the tracks. The group is comprised as follows- Eduard Altaba: double bass, percussion, salteri; Enric Cervera: double bass, percussion; Oriol Perucho: drums, percussion; Jordi Nico: alto and soprano saxophones, flute, percussion; Ramon Solé: spanish guitar, percussion. Download it here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Have it on vinyl and it's nice to download it in cd format.