The pianist Alejandro Esperanza, professor at the Centre Professional Liceu Conservatory and graduate from the Centre Superior at the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, has just released his new album Olivos.
The album expresses his tribute to the Mediterranean world and its roots. The work features six of his own compositions and two covers, where, in addition to jazz, are present influences ranging from composers such as Debussy and Brahms to the Beatles, and musicians such as Brad Mehldau and Avishai Cohen.
Two artists of national and international reputation participated in the recording: Manel Fortià (double bass) and Marcelo Woloski (percussion). Olivos has been mastered in New York by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound Studio, a prestigious studio where legendary artists such as David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau and Norah Jones, among many others, have worked.
The front and back covers of the album feature two paintings commissioned from the artist Ramón Moscardó (Barcelona, 1953) in which olive trees and the members of the trio are the main protagonists.
Olivos is his second album as a leader after releasing Compañeros de aventuras in 2018 alongside saxophonist Marino Garcimartín for the record label Fresh Sound New Talent.
From the Liceu Conservatory Foundation we would like to congratulate Alejandro for his work and we encourage him to continue with his career.
You can listen to the album on this link:
Spotify: Olivos – Alejandro Esperanza