Composició II is a concept album that revolves around the idea of art as a refuge. Cassanyes has drawn inspiration from different art forms such as painting, literature and sculpture and each of the new compositions that make up the album, many of which were composed during the lockdown, have been inspired by works by artists such as Alfred Sisley, Enrique Vila Matas, Ernest Hemingway or Jaume Plensa, all of whom Cassanyes deeply admires.
The delicate melodies and the carefully constructed arrangements, written for a nonet made up of some of the most highly regarded local musicians, confirm that we are in the presence of one of the composers with greatest potential on the current scene.
Àlex Cassanyes describes life through music, using his art as a means of communication to transmit the emotions that are essential for our well being.
released April 16, 2021
Alba Careta – Trumpet
Alba Pujals – Trombone
Marcel·lí Bayer -Alto Sax, Clarinet
Sergi Felipe -Tenor Sax, Flute
Jordi Santanach – Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet
Leo Tejedor – Guitar
Néstor Giménez – Piano
Manel Fortià – Bass
Ramon Prats – Drums
All music composed and arranged by Àlex Cassanyes.
Recorded Live at Teatre de L’Aurora, Igualada 9 November 2020.
Recorded by Adrià Serrano and Sergi Felipe.
Mixed by Sergi Felipe. Master joan Hernàndez
Cover Draw by Àlex Cassanyes. Design Pepon Meneses.
Produced by Estival de Jazz d’Igualada and UnderPool.