LONELY AVENUESwing Alley 2006
1 GOIN' TO MALAYSIA (Ll. Coloma)
2 ROLLING LEFT HAND (Ll. Coloma)
3 LONELY AVENUE (D. Pomus)
4 THE BALL (Ll. Coloma)
5 THE SPIRIT OF THE BLUES (Ll. Coloma)
6 EARLY DAYS (Ll. Coloma)
7 MAGDA (Ll. Coloma)
8 JUMPING FIVES (Ll. Coloma)
9 NEW BLUES (Ll. Coloma)
10 SLOW SUNSET BLUES (Ll. Coloma)
11 YANCEY MEETS BOOKER (Ll. Coloma)
12 TEA AT DAWN Part One (Ll.Coloma, M. Germán)
13 TEA AT DAWN Part Two (Ll.Coloma)
Lluís Coloma - Piano, Hammond B3
Manolo Germán - Bass
Marc Ruiz - Drums
Pep Pascual - Alto Sax
Dani Pérez - Tenor Sax
Nacho Romero - Tenor Sax
Joan Chamorro - Baritone Sax
R. M. Gera Guitar
Manuel Quintana - Congas
Produced by Lluís Coloma.
Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol.
Music & arrangements: Lluís Coloma
Photos: Richard Daban
Recorded by Natxo Nogueras at Rosazul Studios Barcelona on 15, 16, 17 & 18 June 2006.
Mixed by N. Nogueras & Ll. Coloma at Clandestinus studios on 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 de July 2006.
Masterized by Raúl Cuevas & Natxo Nogueras at B+B studios BCN on 17 & 18 July 2006.
Being a child I was fascinated by piano. I spent hours experimenting with its sound which transmitted me so many emotions. Thanks to it. I’ve shared unique moments in my professional and personal experience and it keeps arousing a very deep passion in me. These Cd’s compositions are the result of this endless path in the creation process where loneliness is the main partner.
From the beginning this outstanding Catalan pianist has been developing a personal touch with an incredible left hand offering powerful performances full of virtuosity and creativity. On this CD he includes his hot and tasty Hammond B3 organ playing as well. Lluís is one of the most requested piano players in Spain and considered a specialist, lecturing on the history of Blues and Boogie Woogie piano, and one of the few pianists in Spain able to recreate the primitive styles of this genre.
Lluís Coloma plays his own compositions in a performance full of power, dynamics and honesty. His music evokes the sounds of New Orleans pianists, the Barrelhouse style, and Chicago, cradle of electric Blues. In this new album, Lluis Coloma’s trio is accompanied by four saxophonists, a guitarist and a percussionist. His music is pure boogie-woogie jazz.