Horacio Fumero & Francisco Mela + Juan Filipelli & Tomás Fares
|Horacio Fumero & Francisco Mela + Juan Filipelli & Tomás Fares
|Argentina Cuba España
Bassist Horacio Fumero was bon in 1949 and studied at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory. After performing with Gato Barbieri at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973, he moved to Geneva, where he studied at the Conservatory of Music. In 1980 he settled down in Barcelona and played the double bass in the trio of Tete Montoliu, accompanying him until he died in 1997. He has worked with other great musicians of jazz (Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, Danilo Pérez and Joe Newman) and flamenco (Chano Domínguez, Martirio, Chicuelo, Mayte Martín, Ginesa Ortega, Miguel Poveda, Pedro Javier González).
He has also played with orchestras as a soloist, appeared on numerous recordings and received major awards. In Barcelona, he teaches at the Catalonia College of Music and at the Music Conservatory of Liceu. Cuban drummer, percussionist, singer, producer and arranger Francisco Mela was born in Bayamo in 1968. In 2000 he studied at Berklee College of Music, where he currently teaches. Mela has become a favorite among the elite of jazz instrumentalists such as Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner; all of them mention his sophistication as a complement to his talents as a composer and performer. Since 2005 he has been a member of Joe Lovano’s quartet and of Us Five. From 2007 to 2009 he played the drums in Kenny Barron’s trio and in 2009 became part of McCoy Tyner’s trio. Also, his albums as a leader feature Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Anat Cohen, Lionel Loueke, Mark Turner, Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier, Cuban Safari and Esperanza Spalding. Guitarist Juan Filipelli was born in Buenos Aires province’s town of Marcos Paz in 1983. In 2008 he entered the Manuel de Falla Conservatory. He has been active on the jazz scene
for many years as a member of different ensembles and playing with Hernán Merlo, Fermín Merlo, Marcelo Gutfraind, Alan Zimmerman, Pablo M. Aristein, Julián Gómez, among others. In 2011 he appeared in BAJ as a member of the Manuel de Falla Conservatory Big
Band under the direction of Charles Tolliver. In 2013 he recorded the album East of the Sun, with Sebastián Stecher and Alejandro Tucci. Trenque Lauquen-born pianist and composer Tomás Fares studied jazz at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory. He has released an album with his quintet and leads Sono Trío, a band
that plays Latin American music. Also, he is part of Pedro Aznar’s band as keyboardist and vocalist, Juan Cruz de Urquiza’s quartet, and several other projects: Melina Moguilevsky Grupo, Soledad Liebeskind, Livin’ Soul Project, BHB Quintet, Daniel Mazzitelli Ensamble,
Mauricio Dawid Quinteto and Rodrigo Agudelo, where he plays jazz, folk and soul.