Apr 29 2017
Preview “One Minute Later,” the upcoming release from Diego Barber
Bird is the Worm favorite, guitarist Diego Barber has a new album coming out. One Minute Later is getting released May 19, 2017 on Sunnyside Records.
Here’s a preview of what’s to come…
Your album personnel: Diego Barber (classical guitar), Alejandro Coello (marimba, vibraphone, tympani, gongs, crotales, tam-tam, kalimba), Ben Williams (bass) and Eric Harland (drums).
You can learn more about the album and pre-order it on the label’s Bandcamp page.
Also available on Amazon.
And if you want to check out more of Barber’s music, here’s a column I wrote that covered the expanse of it (go read it).
UPDATE: I’ve written about this album for The Bandcamp Daily (go read about it).
Dec 23 2017
Best of 2017 #27: Diego Barber – “One Minute Later” (Sunnyside Records)
The evolution of Diego Barber’s fusion of classical and jazz shows no sign of slowing down, nor does the fascination it generates reflect any sign of dwindling. Over the course of five albums, the guitarist has incorporated electronic, avant-garde and folk into his heady mix of classical music and various forms of bop, post- or otherwise. Percussionist Alejandro Coello and his use of vibraphone and marimba is an especially positive addition. That said, the way bassist Ben Williams and drummer Eric Harland cast a rhythmic spell over a track like “Jacaranda” to give the illusory effect of electronic dance music on a session using only organic instruments is pretty damn amazing. In a modern jazz landscape that is as diverse as it ever was, Diego Barber has developed a sound that differentiates itself from the herd, while simultaneously situating itself as a territory that others could gravitate toward. One Minute Later is yet more evidence of it.
Music from NYC.
Read more about the album on Bird is the Worm.
By davesumner • Recap: Best of 2017 • 0 • Tags: Diego Barber, Jazz - Best of 2017, New York City, Sunnyside Records