Daniel Ferruz Quartet
Joan Mas alto sax, Daniel Ferruz piano and compositions, David Mengual double bass, Adrià Claramunt drums
The Aragonese Daniel Ferruz belongs to an extraordinary generation of jazz musicians emerging from the Barcelona jazz schools. Ferruz, who learned his trade in line-ups like the Drop Collective, has an innate talent as performer and composer which has led him to release his debut album Noctis on the well-known Fresh Sound New Talent label. In the company of an intergenerational band formed by old colleagues and instrumental masters like the double bass player David Mengual, Ferruz presents a series of evocative compositions of his own, with influences from contemporary piano jazz – Fred Hersch and Ethan Iverson are among his favourite pianists – but also with echoes of classics like Bill Evans. The result of all this is a top-class line-up showing the good health of the latest generation from our jazz scene.