Cadiz Blue is a new project by Elie Massias that celebrates the flamenco, Jazz and other World Musics that he grew up listening to in his hometown and birthplace Gibraltar, a British colony on the southernmost tip of Andalucia Spain.
The stellar cast includes Flamenco singer, composer and band leader Maria Lamonica; Born in Chiclana, one of South Spain's foremost performers and entertainers, Maria has shared the stage with Hakim, Maita Vende Ca, Antonio Lizana, Ea, Mojinos Escocios, Trio Garum, La Frac, La Mari de Chambao and co-leads the band Las Monicas as well as her own band celebrating the release of their new recording Carretera y Mantra.
David Leon, Jazz and Flamenco drummer and percussionist, was born in Ceuta a Spanish territory in North Africa and resides in Chiclana Spain. He has performed extensively in festivals and venues throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas. some performances and recordings include Nono García, Tito Alcedo, Carmen Linares, Raimundo Amador, Jorge Drexler, La Mari Chambao, Jerry González, Luis Balaguer, La Canalla, Liona Hotta, Yuka Imaeda, Vanito Brown, Boris Larramendi and 7 sois 7 Luas.
Antonio Martin, Flamenco Guitarist was born in Algeciras across the street from Paco De Lucia. His family are all flamenco musicians which meant that Antonio grew up surrounded by some of the most talented musicians on the flamenco scene. Antonio is a first call accompanist and has performed with many of the top flamenco acts in Andalucia, some include; Jose Maria Bandera, Compania Andanzas, Espectaculo Amazonas, Mario De Los Santos, Jose Manuel Leon, Mujer Klorika, Alicia Carrasco, Jose Carlos Gomez, Compania Eva Sanchez, Jose Tarasco and Antonio Chacon.
Daniel Ori is an Israeli born bassist and composer, and a prominent voice in the New York contemporary jazz and world music scene. He has performed worldwide and collaborated with notable jazz musicians such as Lionel Loueke, Dave Liebman, Tim Hagans, Oz Noy, Mark Turner and Kenwood Dennard to name a few. Ori is a scholarship graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston as well as a winner of the 2009 ASCAP Jazz Composers Award. Daniel has released two solo albums, and is currently leading and co-leading multiple projects. His music has been described as fresh, communicative, lyrical and rhythmic. A blend of modern jazz with Middle Eastern roots and pan African influences.
The new Cadiz Blue album includes other special guests:
Dylan Keefe - Electric Bass / Pedro Cortejosa - Saxophones / Miguel Barrones - Trombone / Maria De Goni - Cello / Ruth Martinez - Viola / Raquel Pavon Fernandez - Violin
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios in El Palmar Spain by Curro Uriba / Overdubs in Collin's Studio in Chiclana / Overdubs, Mixing and Mastering at Zeev Recording in Kingston NY.