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Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

CD Review: Marcos Pin and Yago Vasquez - Duology Session One

Marcos Pin (gtr); Yago Vasquez (pno).
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.

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