Barcelona Meets Brooklyn series.5
Spanish pianist Eva Novoa presents the fifth edition of “Barcelona Meets Brooklyn” with Japanese bassplayer Masatoshi Kamaguchi and drummer Satoshi Takeishi as a special guest.
Japanese bass player Masatoshi Kamaguchi is based in Barcelona and has collaborated with pianist Eva Novoa since 2010. They have recorded Novoa’s first two albums together, under the Barcelona-based label Fresh Sound New Talent. Kamaguchi often travels to New York City and collaborates with Novoa in the Barcelona Meets Brookyln Series. This time Japanese musician Satoshi Takeishi also accompanies them as a drummer.
About Eva Novoa
Spanish pianist Eva Novoa has recorded and produced three CDs. Her latest album, Butterflies and Zebras, released on the label Fresh Sound New Talent, was recorded with her New York Quartet, Ditmas Quartet. With this band she just recorded her fourth album, Ditmas Quartet: Live at Ibeam, to be released in 2018, also on Fresh Sound New Talent. The quartet was formed in 2013 in Brooklyn as collaboration between herself, saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Jeff Davis. The band members experiment freely with various sounds and textures and play mostly their own original compositions. Each concert has a unique feel.
Since she’s arrived in New York City, Novoa has performed at venues such as The Stone, Barbès, Korzo Konceptions Music Series, IBeam, Cornelia Street Café, ShapeShifter Lab, or Sycamore Bar. She regularly plays with drummers Devin Gray or Jeff Davis, saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassplayers Max Johnson, Drew Gress, Matt Pavolka, saxophonist and drummer Oscar Noriega, saxophonist Sean Sonderegger, trumpet player Dave Scott, or guitarist Ryan Ferreira among others. Novoa has also just recorded a new album in 2017 with a new quartet formed in 2016 in Miami, Florida; the project is called Satellite Quartet and is formed by Arturo Garcia on drums, Rainer Davies on guitar and effects and Kenneth Jimenez on double bass.