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'Three sheets to the wind' (Red Pig recordings),
© grazztrio, 2014

Written and arranged by Grazz Trio. Recorded December 1th, 2013, at Joan Albert & Kako Music (Barcelona). Recorded and mastered by Jordi ‘Kako’ Vericat. Mixed by Oriol Gonzàlez. Photos and design by Mosquito Art Bites.

01. Three Sheets to the Wind (Ll.Gómez) 5:31
02. 9 Bars to Holly (Ll.Gómez/O.Gonzàlez) 3:51
03. No Sé si No Sé (O.Gonzàlez) 4:30
04. Caraman (M.Rivero/Ll.Gómez/O.Gonzàlez) 2:53
05. Funky Thumb (Ll.Gómez) 5:35
06. Mosquito (Ll.Gómez/O.Gonzàlez) 3:33
07. Alta Mar (Ll.Gómez) 4:34
08. Undergrass, pour Michel (O.Gonzàlez) 2:41
09. Topionic (O.Gonzàlez) 3:25
10. Last Call to Barcelona (O.Gonzàlez) 4:48
11. Tony, Are You in E? (Ll.Gómez) 5:34
12. Greattitude (O.Gonzàlez) 4:48

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“Grazz has the energy and creative spark that is often reminiscent of Tony Trischka's Skyline group at its best: complex lines and interplay often driven by the energetic, edgy banjo of Lluís Gómez. But what makes Grazz most unique is the fact that they're playing their own tunes on the improbable combination of banjo, mandolin and bass. What should be a limiting trio format seems freeing to these folks, as they push the possibilities and change up the textures to keep things fresh and unique. "Caraman" is a great example of the array of sounds here; changing textures is the name of the game as the lead role is passed around from bass to banjo and mandolin then back to bass and mandolin before Gómez drives the tune into a new tempo. On "No Sé si No Sé" the occasional bowed bass of Maribel Rivero doubles the mandolin melody before trading off with some complex banjo lines. And then there's the simply beautiful "Alta Mar," showcasing the range of expressiveness in Oriol Gonzàlez's mandolin. If you wonder what innovations will come out of bluegrass over the next few decades, turn to groups like Grazz: they've got the creative spark and desire to push the envelope, and with this CD they've certainly proven they're worth keeping an eye on in the future.” - Matt Flinner


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