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by Pere Soto

Guitar Solo Project of 15 Pere Soto Ballads compositions
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. North Wind
5:45 $0.99
2. What's Left
6:49 $0.99
3. Maricruz
3:51 $0.99
4. Walking on the Soul
3:37 $0.99
5. Sophisticated Baby
2:58 $0.99
6. Slow Feelings
6:15 $0.99
7. First Time
7:22 $0.99
8. Return to the Distance
4:53 $0.99
9. Julia
3:45 $0.99
10. The Light of You Garden
3:01 $0.99
11. Lulu
4:06 $0.99
12. Impro on Cant Dels Ocells
10:25 $0.99
13. Impro 3-19
8:10 $0.99
14. Return to the Distance (Take 2)
2:43 $0.99
15. Goodbye Lake
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Album Notes
This album has been recorded at Cualquier Cosa Studios, Badalona, Catalonia, march 2018 using next gear ;
Neumann microphones 1 U87 and 1 KM187, Neve Preamp, Interface RME Babyface, Altiverb reverb.
Photo cover; Josep Janer

Self-taught musician. He is known in the international scene for his esthetical flexibility that covers styles as unalike as gypsy jazz, free jazz, Avantgarde, jazz fusion, Bebop, classical music, contemporary and electroacoustic music, mostly XX century styles.
Even being self-taught he has studied temporarily only on two occasions with great teachers like Gabriel Breznic (Chile) with whom he studied classical harmony in intensive course of three months and in Mexico with Victor Rasgado whom he studied serialism, Twelve-tone technique—also known as dodecaphony, Olivier Messiaen language, pitch class techniques, Bach Canon inverted for XX century composition.

Currently, his work as a composer exceeds the amount of 1300 registered compositions at the SGAE, (Sociedad General de Autores de España) among Jazz music and classical music.
He is also currently active as a music producer, with his own recording studio and as a consultant-engraver for music publishing companies, schools, etc. Right now he is publishing his own works with 3 publishing Co. From Catalonia Clivis publication and La Ma de guido and from Denmark Bergmann Edition.

In 1989 his first LP "Coincidencias" was nominated for best album of the year by Nacional-Radio 4 en España being probably one of the jazz albums more broadcasted by radio in Catalonia (twice daily for 2 years).

In Spring 1992, records with Bill Gerhardt Quartet his first CD “Metanoic” in Hilversum (The Netherlands). This album was selected best record of the month and one of the top 12 of the year by the JAZZ SOUTH ART FEDERATION (USA). It was broadcasted all around the U.S.A.

His second CD, "Particular Vernacular", was recorded during February 1994 in New York City with his partner Bill Gerhardt on the piano and invited artists invitados like Jeff Ballard, drums, Ben Allison, Dave Douglas, trumpet and Dave Liebman, sax.

In 2000 year travels to Mexico for his world premiere String Quartet nº 2 by “Mexico City String Quartet”.

In 2006 he was dedicated chapter on John Engel ’Uncommon Sound", the ultimate book about left handed guitarists that change the music, along with standing artists like: Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney. The book highlights him as one of the most relevant left handed guitarists of all guitar history.

In 2008 appears in two of the most important Gypsy Jazz festivals in USA: San Francisco DjangoFest and Los Angeles Djangofest.

In 2009 there is a World premiere of his composition "Triumphant" in the Palacio de Congresos in Jaca, Huesca, Spain, during the International Mathematical Conference "LIBGOBER" (Topology of Algebraic Varieties).

In 2011 is invited as a soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puebla, contributing original arrangements and conducting the orchestra along with the Oaxaca Big Band in 2 concerts in Puebla, Mexico.

In 2012 records the show “Fusió i swing a l ‘estudi” on Catalan Television (TV3) with his Pere Soto Gypy Project. (http://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/fusio-i-swing-a-lestudi/pere-soto-gypsy-project/video/4549912/)

In 2013, important concert in the top European jazz event BIM-HUIS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In 2014, he has a part in the movie “The Jump! WTF experience” by Carme Puche.

In 2015, Concert at Mexico City Auditorio Nacional (Lunario), Concert and video production at Mogor of Ensenada, Tijuana tour, and concert at Cenart (centro Nacional de las artes Ciudad de México) with Pere Soto & Galaxian Swingers.

Since 2006 has been writing those books:
• II-V substitution book
• 250 Pere Soto phrases over 7sus4, phrases over dim7, phrases over maj7, phrases over m7, phrases over 7, phrases over m7b5, phrases over dim7.
• Secrets On Altered Dominants
• Expanding Fingering Techniques for guitar vol I.
• Inside the composer’s mind
• Pere Soto gypsy Jazz Fakebook I, II
• Pere Soto Free Jazz Fake book
• Pere Soto 75 Contemporary Jazz tunes
• Pere Soto Waltz songs
• Pere Soto 111 Blues Fake Book
• Pere Soto 49 Funky tunes
• Pere Soto 48 latin Jazz songs
• Pere Soto 84 Jazz Swing compositions
• PERE SOTO 225 Ballads Fakebook
• PERE SOTO 80 Brasilian songs
• Pere Soto 51 Bebop compositions



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