Once again, we surrender to the sound of Enric Peidro and his Swingtet.
A self-taught musician, Peidro began playing the tenor saxophone at the age of fourteen. A couple of years later, he was already part of several blues and rhythm and blues bands. His interest in jazz developed quickly, and since then, Peidro has remained loyal to his musical heroes: the big-toned tenors in jazz, such as Ben Webster, Don Byas, or Gene Ammons, and especially the Texas tenor school of Jacquet, Cobb, Tate, Johnson, among others. Although his sound and phrasing are deeply rooted in the swing era, his approach is so natural and genuine that he has gained popularity as a true “guardian of the flame” among lovers of classic jazz in Spain. Often described as an “outsider,” a “rara avis,” or “a stylist swimming against the current” by jazz critics who appreciate his honest and unpretentious approach, and who invariably highlight the richness of his tenor sax sound.
This time he visits us in octet format accompanied by the prestigious vibraphone of Frits Landesbergen.
Frits Landesbergen (Voorschoten, 1961) is a vibraphonist, percussionist, arranger, and producer. He won the Wessel Ilcken Award at the early age of 25. Landesbergen has participated in over 120 albums as a sideman, with artists such as Madeline Bell, Ann Burton, Louis van Dijk, Laura Fygi, the Rosenberg Trio, the Metropole Orkest, and the Monty Alexander Trio, in addition to having released over 6 albums under his own name. He also teaches vibraphone, percussion, and combined music at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and manages his own booking agency, Landesbergen Music.