Jaume Vilaseca piano, keyboards, mini-Moog and vocals, Dick Them electric bass and vocals, Ramon Díaz drums and percussion.
One of the most original and successful musical projects of recent times was the Jaume Vilaseca Trio’s jazz revision of Peter-Gabriel-era Genesis, featuring a number of special guests. The surprisingly brilliant results led to Jazznessis, as they were called, making three fantastic albums between 2008 and 2019, not to mention tours and a string of awards. Now, Vilaseca has turned his attention to another legendary prog rock band: Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The new project, known as Tarkology, recovers ELP’s iconic sounds – piano, vocals, Hammond organ, mini-Moog, etc. – but neatly avoids nostalgia and musical excess. Instead, Vilaseca and his band recreate the atmospheres, skips of rhythm, textures and colours of the British supergroup in their original revision of landmark pieces such as “Tarkus”, “Trilogy”, “Kam Evil 9” and “From the Beginning”. Good taste, jazz and 21st-century avantgarde music pay tribute to a trio who broke all the moulds and clichés of their time. As Keith Emerson himself said: “I’m not a rock star, I’m just a composer.”