IVAN KOVACEVIC 5 SPOTS
David Pastor trompeta, Toni Solà tenor sax, Francesc Capella piano, Ivan Kovacevic double bass, Anton Jarl drums
The double bass player is an undisputed leader of the Barcelona swing, blues, r ‘n’ b and jazz scene. He boasts an extraordinary CV as a member of Mambo Jambo, the Barcelona Big Blues Band and the Bernat Font trio, among other line-ups, as well as working with Lluís Coloma, Biel Ballester, Al Copley and Mike Sanchez. Kovacevic has also started his own group, 5 Spots, alongside other true masters of jazz. The group has its own repertoire in which Kovacevic manages to link the energy of blues with the elegance of jazz in a thrilling dialogue between the two traditions. “Once upon a time jazz breathed fire, made the atmosphere smoky and danced to the clinking of ice cubes bathed in spirits made to perforate your liver,” says the critic Pere Pons about the 5 Spots. “Press ‘Play’ and there’s no stopping it.” What he said!