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MARCOS PIN Jazz Guitarist and composer.

Marcos Pin, Galician guitarist and composer , is one of the names you hear again and again, when talking about Jazz in Spain. Heir to the hard bop tradition led by guitarists as Jimmy Raney or Tal Farlow to name a couple, Pin defends the beauty in his sound and flow of his solo lines but with an originality of ideas that fit contemporary times. A modern sound that comes directly as evolution of the great Jazz tradition.

Born october, 1974, Marcos started playing guitar at 8 years of age. Lugo, his hometown was not a “Jazz place” at all. As a teenager, he played pop, blues, rock and folk styles until he discovered Jazz. And that was through the only Jazz radio broadcasting program at the time: “Jazz porque Si”. Listening to Juan Claudio Cifuentes, conductor and newsreader of the program, he realized that this was what he wanted to do in life as a musician.

Really hard to get recordings at the time!, no internet, no jazz record shops, Lugo was kind of a desert, musically speaking, but still, an oasis existed!: Club “Clavicémbalo” was the place. A nice venue where catalonian musicians used to play. Right there he started getting some answers and most important: LP´s!!!...making copies in old cassettes, every album was a treasure, not many, but listening until exhausted was the point.

Right after that period, about ten years long, he enrolled in the Royal Conservatory, the Netherlands. Main thing there: to play/ think Jazz 24 hours, 7 days!. Right there he met Thanos Athanasopulos, great tenor saxophonist from Greece. The two of them played hundred if not thousand gigs together and they run the project “Athanasopoulos/Pin Jazz Quartet” for about 10 years now.

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“... Pin is a born improviser. He loves his guitar and makes love along every piece generating free structures that allow him to play his broad ones without boring the audience not even an instant. “ Félix Amador-Gálvez. Jazz ese Ruido

“... Marcos Pin, beautiful sound and amazing sense of tempo... “ Victor Bobeche, Districto Jazz.

“Marcos Pin is a marvellous and magnificent Galician guitarist who throughout the years has been standing out and appearing as performer, composer and arranger.” Juan Carlos Abelenda, Jazz Recordings.

“...Pin's arrangements mix big band swing and bop influences with great success, resulting in an album which harks back to the middle of the twentieth century while sounding exciting, fresh and cool in the twenty-first.” Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz.

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Barcelona

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

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Album Broken Artist by Marcos Pin

Broken Artist

Free Code Jazz Records
2016

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Album Take A Second by Marcos Pin

Take A Second

Free Code Jazz Records
2015

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Album Marcos Pin: Duology by Marcos Pin

Marcos Pin: Duology

Free Code Jazz Records
2014

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Album Duology Session 1 by Marcos Pin

Duology Session 1

Free Code Jazz Records
2014

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Album Barbanza by Marcos Pin

Barbanza

Free Code Jazz Records
2013

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San Finx

San Finx

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