presents Big Little Dream (Switrecords), Marian Barahona’s first solo album.
Marian Barahona vocals, Kike Angulo guitar, Oriol González double bass, David Pastor trumpet.
Big Little Dream is an album and a project that began with two essential premises. On one hand, there is Barahona’s devotion to two fundamental leading figures in jazz: Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. This devotion is translated into an implicit dialogue between the two influences, as if two opposing energies could end up finding their own space in an encounter between yin and yang, day and night or the two sides of the moon. On the other hand, Big Little Dream is an intimate project, also created to adapt iconic pieces from the big band repertoire for a small line-up, for example, Count Basie’s “Flight of the Foo Birds”. From these two starting points, Barahona has woven a repertoire of beautiful stories with a fresh, powerful trio. The subtle arrangements are full of evocative atmospheres, silences to highlight nuances and suggestions of instruments that are not really there – all to ensure the audience receives every drop of emotion from each piece.