The second gig in Barcelona this November took us to Soda Acustic. After a terrific Cuban styled concert at the Harlem Jazz Club we were now off to see a full on Jazz concert by the Barcelona based Felix Rossy Quartet.
We’d been to Soda Acustic a few days before and were a bit too late then so we got stuck in the back of the venue (which basically is a fairly small bar). So this time we made sure we were on time and found some good seats nearly in front. It was a Sunday evening and unfortunately the concert started nearly half an hour late. That meant that shortly after the start several people already left to go back home and have a last good nights rest before work would start the next day.
The setup of the concert was so that the first Felix Rossy would play together with his quartet and the second half was more of a jamming session where other people would join in. Unfortunately because of the late start, we only saw the first half and the start of the second set. Hopefully we’ll be able to see a bit more next time.
The concert was good. Felix is a really good trumpet player and gives his band lots of room to play solos and improvise. The first song was a bit odd and felt to dive deeply into Free Jazz, but after that the songs got more coherent and (for me) enjoyable. I’m a big lover of Jazz, but free jazz is a bet too far out there for me.
We stayed a bit on to see the start of the second part, the whole backing band to Felix was swapped for new members and several others were already preparing for later in the set. However as it was getting late and Monica had to go back to work the next day, we simply couldn’t stay any longer. But still: again a really good gig and I just love places like Soda Acustic. Great location and a terrific stage for Jazz.