Thirteen years of jazz and 12 "Joan Chamorro presents ...", in this case to Carla Motis, who joined the Sant Andreu Jazz Band in 2008, at the age of 11, and who has been the only guitarist to has been part of the band. Like Freddie Green in Count Basie’s bigband, Carla Motis has discreetly, over the years, given a special sound to the rhythm section. Her time, with each passing day, was more solid, her "compings" supporting the emerging soloists and she remained in the background, but with a great rhythmic and harmonic contribution.
My job in the context of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band has been to try, not so much to teach music itself, but also, but to convey my passion for it. Showing young people starting from a very early age that dedicating themselves to music, specifically Jazz, is a wonderful thing and worth dedicating part of our time to. On the other hand, I understand that all students are different and that their time in the learning processes and giving light to their creativity and what they are learning and assimilating, are also so. Carla Motis is, for me, and I say this with great satisfaction, the realization that work, perseverance, patience and believing in something have their reward. Carla Motis, discreetly but in a continuous evolution, begins, three or four years ago, to emerge with her improvisations, little by little, timidly, with a coherent discourse, beyond her rhythmic function. A speech based on bebop, with references such as Charlie Christian, Grant Creuen and Wes Montgomery, and all this with a work supervised with great success by his teacher and collaborator in many of my projects, Josep Traver.
And growing up and enjoying her evolution every day, comes this CD, in which we can hear Carla’s wonderful phrasing, as well as a beautiful sound and a coherent and increasingly original speech. One of the things I would especially like to highlight is the incredible tempo and swing that characterizes it.
"Carla is coming", and never stop, because I'm convinced that Carla has a lot to tell us with her voice, with the voice of her guitar, because they are both the same, and they merge, of course can be otherwise in her, a wonderful artist ...