8:00pm – Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
Price: €16 / Concessions: €14 / Friends of the FG: €13
In Ole Swing, Gypsy swing, popularised in the 1930s by guitarist Django Reinhardt, has found the best possible way to showcase what is in fact a quite delightful approximation to our copla. In 2012, this brilliant home-produced jazz combo released its first album under the title “Swing Ibérico”. Even then, the label didn’t really matter. What mattered was to make this music a popular phenomenon, with classic melodies written by composers such as Manuel de Falla or Isaac Albéniz, and standards from our history that fully convey the group’s expressive arc and references: Songs such as “Ay Pena, Penita, Pena”, “La Bien Pagá”, or “La Morena de mi Copla”, among others.
They achieved that objective thanks to the splendid reception given to the recording by critics and public alike, a feat they repeated in 2015 when they released their second album, “Sueño Gitano”, which exceeded even their wildest expectations. The strategy, however, was very similar: they took apart and made their own immortal works by Isolina Carrillo, Valverde-León-Quiroga, Francisco Tárrega or Kiko Veneno, the aim being to locate infinite rhythmic variations and to multiply the intensity of their development. The four accomplices of Ole Swing all have a solid musical background, clear personalities and myriad battles under their belts. They are also performers who know each other well and who bend the elbow at the same creative bar, free flyers who give the impression of not knowing what a complex is.
Now, with a slightly more carnal aesthetic, Ole Swing is set on renewing its experiences with this presentation at JAZZMADRID, where the group once again features Eva Durán on vocals. This Malaga-born singer has never failed to display her talent in some of the best works of our jazz musicians, alongside Chano Domínguez, Guillermo McGill, Carles Benavent, Jorge Pardo and Juan Manuel Cañizares. Her involvement with Ole Swing is so certain, so unmistakable, that she has in fact become the fifth member of the group.