Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Kike Perdomo Quintet at Café Central, Madrid

Kike Perdomo: saxophones
Audun Waage: trumpet
David Quevedo: piano
Martin Leiton: bass
Borja Barrueta: drums
This is the line up of a recent concert I saw at the Café Central jazz bar in Madrid, led by Kike Perdomo who  was born in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.


Kike Perdomo’s style now is a bold funky and jazz rock fusion. I read the programme half way through the  show and was not surprised to see a reference to fellow saxophonist Bill Evans. Bill Evans has been in Spain several times in the last few years, and his bright, brash style, I mean that in a positive sense, was certainly reflected at this concert. According to the notes, the American played on Kike Perdomo’s 2003 cd Transición.
I really enjoyed this concert: the music was mainly original compositions as far as I could tell. I confess I couldn’t hear the announcements too well: never mind, Kike Perdomo  is a musician and not a radio announcer.


On this occasion he featured Norwegian trumpeter Audun Waage who has a lovely sound and uses the whole range from low to high very effectively.
Thank you Kike Perdomo and band for a great evening’s music.
To find more about Café Central, one of Europe’s leading jazz bars, visit: http://www.cafecentralmadrid.com/

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