French theater maker Louis Jouvet once said : “L’improvisation ça ne s’improvise pas”, meaning that improvisation can only be done properly with lots of preparation and practice, and that is what you get here. Music that at first hearing sounds like modern classical music, composed, well-structured, balanced, with lyrical lines and interactions that could only be the result of carefully annotated written music. But listen - and think - again. The dynamics, the tension, the rawness and authenticity, the inventiveness, the liveliness you hear, can only be the result of improvisation: it is the music coming out of more than one mind, or one heart, the music that creates itself on the spot, out of the tension and the harmony between two people, full of confidence in each other, musically and technically, two musicians who have something to tell. It is a personal story. Two personal stories of likeminded people merged into one.
Over the years, valencian saxophonist Perico Sambeat has become a benchmark in the world of jazz. His prolific career has led him to share the stage at festivals and programming worldwide with artists like Dave Douglas, Sasseti Bernardo, Bob Sands, Chris Kase, George Colligan, Chano Dominguez … and burn discs among them with Crossroads Gerardo Nunez Meldhau Friendship with Brad, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jeff Ballard (edited by ACT, prestigious German label and international presence), or Flamenco big Band, Miguel Poveda, Javier Colina or Miralta and edited by Marc-Verve Universal.