This new project by Alba Careta Group, “Alades”, is a blend of the last compositions of the trumpet player from Avinyó, which are inspired by the experience she had during her years in the Netherlands. As a result, Alades is a vivid representation of all those moments, shaped by the language of the most honest, organic and emotional Jazz. In a way, “Alades” is a continuation of “Orígens” (Blue Asteroid Records, 2018) and closes a phase of Dutch inspiration. “The nostalgia of being far from home, the curiosity of knowing what life will bring and the desire to be next to the people I love are some of the feelings that you can find in my new album”.

Portada del nou disc Alades d'Alba Careta Group

A recording as surprising, fresh and motivating as the first album, but at the same time more mature, more daring and more complete. The album collects some of the compositions inspired from the experiences and sensations that remained from all those years far from home, a life period that was so important to Alba and so productive in terms of creativity. All compositions are original from the trumpet player, except for the beautiful and inspired version of “Corrandes d’exili” from Pere Quart. As a listener, you will feel constantly connected to the very varied tunes of the album, which share the common ingredient of the freshness, the energy and the intensity with which they all are played: “I play and compose based on my experiences trying to reach the people I am surrounded by”.

To carry out this new project, Alba gathered an unprecedented group with four new musicians. Young entrepreneurs with a strong future forecast, like her, with whom she connects perfectly: Egor Doubay as tenor sax, magnificent and in strong shape during the whole album; pianist Adrián Moncada, superb reference for the solos and the rhythm; foolproof and punching Jort Terwijn at the double bass; and a fantastic job by drummer João Guerra who always pushes and motivates the rest with a great variety of registers.