Carles Benavent

Born: March 1, 1954    Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Carles Benavent


The product of a musical crossroads, a border, a meeting place between very different cultures, but dominated by jazz and flamenco, the career of Carles Benavent began in a watershed year for Europe, 1968, in the popular and endearing Barcelonan neighborhood of Poble Sec when, at the tender age of 13, he formed his first group, Crack, which in 1970 became Máquina!. From an explosive clash to the perfectly-oiled machinery of teamwork. Five years later, together with Joan Albert Amargós, he founded Música Urbana, Spain's flagship of jazz-fusion. ...
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Festival Musical Diputación Premio especial "Jazz entre amigos" TVE (1985) Premio Especial de la Crítica otorgado por RNE, RTVE y la revista Quártica Jazz (1986) Galardón de la Generalitat de Cataluña “Mejor músico del año" (1994) Disc Catlá de l'any Rádio-4 por Agüita que corre (1995) Premio Altaveu (1995) Disc Catalá de l'any de Rádio-4 por Fénix (1997) Disco Aigua galardonado en Los Premios de la Música como mejor disco de jazz del año (2002) Premio Arc Jazz fusio (2003) Lifetime Achievement Cairo Jazz Festival (2010) Premio Bajista Maestro Bass Day Madrid (2010)

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CARLES BENAVENT ENSEMBLE: DE PERDIDOS AL RIO Arrangement: Joan Sanmartí. Carles Benavent: electric bass. Roger Blavia: percussion. Joan Sanmarti: guitar, guitar-sitar. Daniel Cubero: violin. Carlota Amargos: violin. Uixi Amargos, viola Laia Puig, violoncello

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