MAP & Symphonic Band
Music by Marco Mezquida, Ernesto Aurignac and Ramon Prats
Arrangement and composition by Ernesto Aurignac
Work commissioned by the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival 2019
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IX. Conan Canon
The jazz super-group formed by pianist Marco Mezquida, saxophonist Ernesto Aurignac and drummer Ramon Prats is, without any doubt, one of the most exciting bands on the Spanish jazz scene.
In his first work entitled M · A · P (2016), the trio showed how deep and unconditional listening becomes a very powerful tool in the creative process. A MAP & Symphonic Band, MAP joins the Barcelona Municipal Band to give a new dimension to its repertoire. Through the arrangements of Ernesto Aurignac, the music of the trio travels to new sound universes bathed in symphonic sounds, colored by the intensity of the big band and filled with popular aromas. In this new context, the three MAP musicians will be forced to redefine the relationships they establish on stage and adapt to a large ensemble with which they will explore new timbre and textural dimensions.