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Colombia Andean Jazz Created by Javier Pérez Sandoval & Francy Montalvo. Playing since 2006. Carrera Quinta´s New album “Big Band” has been nominated for the Latin Grammy in the categorie of best Latin Jazz Album. In 2015 Carrera Quinta decided to come back to the studio and record a new album with a Big Band. Conducted by Colombian Director Ricardo Jaramillo and Recorded by the Latin Grammy award winner engineer Mauricio Cano, the 19 piece Band went to the studio and recorded something unique and special in Colombian music history.

The album features compositions awarded in 2013 by Bogotá´s department of Arts, Idartes, and one piece commissioned by Bogotá´s Jazz Festival, Jazz al Parque, in 2014. The band style blends Colombian traditional music from the Andean region with Jazz arranging techniques, creating a new sound, something unique, intense and powerful. The album was financed with a crowdfunding campaign.


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Travis Rogers Jazz Times:

Carrera Quinta has crossed successfully into Big Band arrangements of their brilliant compositions. Their performance artistry is without question and their composing is stellar. The album Big Band is a full-blown expression of the sensitivity, delicacy and emotion that can be achieved by an arranger who knows what they are doing.

Edward Blanco All About Jazz:

Kudos to Javier Perez-Sandoval and Francy Montalvo for developing Carrera Quinta into a big band project that works so well here. Carrera Quitna Big Band captures the Colombian folk and jazz sound in compelling fashion and distinguishes this ensemble by defining a unique approach of their own that is sure to resonate throughout the jazz landscape.

Jack Bowers All About Jazz:

Carrera Quinta encompasses a unique new perspective that interweaves the best of two worlds: contemporary American jazz and traditional harmonies and rhythms from South America, in this case the Andean region of Colombia.

“Cuando empieza a sonar el bambuco “Más de lo mismo”, el primer corte de la producción de 2009 “En Esencia” del grupo Carrera Quinta, liderado por el guitarrista Javier Pérez y la pianista Francy Montalvo, es inevitable preguntarse si la música colombiana del interior está tomando un rumbo diferente.” Andrea Baquero

“Esta primera experiencia discográfica del ensamble Carrera Quinta es una de las mejores maneras de darnos cuenta que estamos en un momento musical donde la ciudad de Bogotá puede tomar los lenguajes sonoros tradicionales y unirlos con los actuales, sin por ello dejar de pensar en un legado musical nuevo” Jose Plata Manjarres



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