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THE PROTOTYPE ORGAN JAZZ TRIO – Hammond Hits5€ – 8€
The Prototype. is a trio composed by Sergio Albentosa, (organ), Miquel Casany (guitar) and Felipe Cucciardi (drums). Although they had been playing together for several years as a base band for different artists, and this is the reason for their strong stylistic cohesion, they would not become a trio until 2015 with the project “The Lou Bennett Songbook” dedicated to the repertoire of the American jazz organist Lou Bennett (1926-1997) with which Cucciardi had the opportunity to play on tours and recordings during the 90’s. The group made an extensive
research and transcription work, since many of the themes of the repertoire were not available. The trio has also performed depending on the occasions also in quartet and quintet. The group has performed at the main Jazz Festivals and clubs throughout these years.
Now, by 2019 and as a logical evolution, and without leaving this project, the trio presents “Hammond Hits” whose repertoire reviews that of the most influential organists of the 60s and 70s like Jimmy Smith, Jack Mc Duff, Don Patterson or Loonie Smith, Larry Young, but also of contemporary organists: Larry Goldings, Emmet Cohen or Joey de Francesco.
The style remains within the jazz style, but strongly influenced by the Soul, Blues, Boogaloo, Funk, and even Disco.
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SERGIO ALBENTOSA, organ
Self-taught organist and composer, begins to study modern harmony in the combos of Sedajazz, in El Matadero with Francisco Blanco Latino and Arturo Serra in the early 90s. During his first groups are: “Gold fi ngers”, “Dr Party and the Midnight Movers “,” Buganvilia “,” Sowezee “,” Blue Groove quartet “,” Hipsoul trio “,” Freddo and the nitty gritty “,” Railes Blues Band “and” The Natural Thing “with whom he recorded the single” El mosz mosquito ” edited by Trouble and Tea Records and can be found on the Andy Smith compilation “Lets Boogaloo”, vol. 2. The Vibe-creators, with the great Laurent Erdos on the vibraphone, is one of his current projects with which he has released a single “I don t wanna be lonely” and a LP on vinyl of 11 original songs with the Lontano records record company. . Other projects in which he currently collaborates apart from The Protoytpe are: Je ff Jerolamon s swing thing (tribute tribute to swing drummer Gene Krupa) led by American drummer Je ff Jerolamon and Enric Peidro to tenor sax; The three deuces with the same Enric Peidro and the legendary drummer Carlos González; or his current project Upforit trio, (souljazz and cool r & b) with singer Bárbara Fernández and drummer Danilo Argenti. He has also played with legends of black music such as JJ Barnes, Betty Harris, Jim Payne, Je ff Jerolamon as well as collaborated, played and recorded with state musicians such as: Raimundo Amador, Ximo Tebar, Enric Peidro, Joan Soler, Felipe Cucciardi , Ramon Cardo, Francisco Blanco Latino and Miquel Casany. Among his influences are Les McCann, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Gene Harris, Richard Groove Holmes and Horace Silver.
MIQUEL CASANY, guitar
His origins in the jazz music scene began in the 80s around the creation of one of the first big bands in Valencia, the Sedaví Big Band, now known as Sedajazz Big Band, which is a member since its inception. Throughout these years, he has recorded several albums with this training and there are many tours shared with his colleagues, musicians such as Perico Sambeat, Jesus Santandreu, David Pastor, Mike Mossman or Francisco Blanco Latino, artists with whom he has gone growing, maturing and enriching his style.
He studied modern guitar at the Berkelee School of Music in Boston (Massachusets) and has a degree in Jazz Guitar from the Superior Conservatory of Navarra. He has been part of the faculty at different Jazz Clinics held in Spain and has worked as a resident guitarist in conservatories and schools in Valencia (Conservatorio El Micalet, Sedajazz Academy, Duetto, Alameda Academy …).
In 1991, he received the First Prize of Young Performers with the group Saxomanía and recorded the CD “Airegin”, with the special intervention of the great pianist Hal Galper as a guest. In the 90s he worked as a studio musician participating in recordings as “Amunt Valencia” by Juan Ramon or the well known “Chiquilla” of Social Security.
He participates in jazz festivals in Spain, Germany, Italy and Mexico, as well as collaborating in many other international concerts. He has performed with international artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Pat Metheny, Lou Bennett, Jerry Gonzalez and Dave Schnitter, among others.
He currently leads his own group with which he has recorded the album “Wes Montgomery revisited”, a tribute to this great Jazz guitarist. Also, along with the vibraphonist Arturo Serra, he co-runs a project with which they have already published different works, the last one to see the light, entitled “Formidable”. He is the endorsement of Bull Skull VintageWorks.
FELIPE CUCCIARDI, drums
Valencia, 1964. He completed his training in “Estudio de Música” in Valencia and “Taller de Músics” in Barcelona. Seminars with Joe Hunt, Billy Hart, Jordi Rossi and Billy Higgins. He has worked in the groups of Lou Bennett Trio, Ximo Tébar Jazz Group and Ricardo Belda Trío, among others. He has participated in recordings for plays, movies and TV shows. He regularly participates in jazz festivals, concerts and clubs throughout Spain, as well as touring concerts in Italy, Greece, France, India, Central America and the USSR. With “Ximo Tebar Jazz Group” he obtains the First Prize in the “National Sample of Young Performers” Competition of 1989. With the group “Arturo Serra Sextet” he also wins the First Prize of the “XVII Getxo International Jazz Festival” of 1993. For two consecutive years, 2001 and 2002, he receives the Best Battery Award at the Promúsics Awards.
He has participated in the recording of more than thirty albums. His recording with Ximo Tébar “Anís del Gnomo” is awarded by “Cuadernos de Jazz” as one of the best records of the year and “Son mediterráneo” is considered by the magazine “Voices” as one of the 100 best albums of the decade. “My ideal”, a recording made with Ricardo Belda and Luís Llario, is considered by critics as one of the best Jazz albums of the decade, one of his last works, the recording “Al voltant de Mompou” by Picazo, by Lera , Cucciardi Trío, has also received a very positive reception from the media, participating in the recording of the BSO of the films “Nadie como tú” by Criso Renovell and “Severo Ochoa, the conquest of the Nobel” by Sergio Cabrera and in the “Lennon” and “the smile of Lorca” plays by Bambalina Titelles, parallel to the teaching in different schools and town halls of the Valencian Community and has done clinics in schools and conservatories throughout the country. participates since 1997 in the Auditions for schoolchildren of the Palau de la Música de Valencia. He is the author of the book “The Acoustic Drums,” which has even been translated into Braille, and he regularly writes articles in the specialized magazines “Batería Total”, “Batería y percusión” and “Mass Batería.” He is the endorsement of Sabian.