|Original Title||Sorín Octeto|
Created in New York in 2001, the octet led by pianist, composer, arranger and music director Nicolás Sorín has performed extensively in that city and featured such instrumentalists as Chris Cheek, Ari Hoenig and Matt Pavolka. In 2005, Sorín decided to move his project to Buenos Aires. His music covers a wide canvas of urban sounds, emotions, circus and cinematic reminiscences, and references to jazz, rock and chamber music. The ensemble plays an eclectic repertoire encompassing diverse genres. Cosmopolitan is its debut album and was chosen Album of the Month by Club del Disco. The record features musicians with a long track record who have shared the staged with such artists as Paquito D’Rivera, Ute Lemper and Fernando Suárez Paz, and currently perform in the bands of Liliana Herrero, Kevin Johansen and Escalandrum. They are Juan Suárez (trumpet), Gustavo Musso (alto sax), Nicolás Said (tenor sax), Martín Pantyrer (baritone sax), Sergio Álvarez (electric guitar), Mariano Sivori (double bass), Pipi Piazzolla (drums), Cirilo Fernández (piano) and Damián Fogel (tenor sax). Sorín has also written music for the last five films by his father, filmmaker Carlos Sorín, and produced an album by Miguel Bosé. It is, however, within the context of his octet, where he fully explores his musical ideas, with singularity and eclecticism.