Liba Villavecchia Trio
Liba Villavecchia alto saxophone | Vasco Trilla drums and percussion | Àlex Reviriego double bass
The Liba Villavecchia Trio was founded in March 2021 in Barcelona. Their first CD, “Zaidín”, which was released on March 18th 2022 by Clean Feed Records, received rave reviews, and the Trio has been active ever since, performing concerts and setting on fire several venues around Europe. Not stopping was the way to prolong the creativity of the group and to fill the vacuum that usually appears after the recording of an album.
The second album that is hereby presented, “Birchwood”, has been composed and rehearsed on the road. It marks the consolidation of an idiosyncratic conception of music and sound. The compositions are more mature and show a group embarked in a process of continuous musical research and creative motion. Liba Villavecchia on the alto sax, Vasco Trilla on drums and Àlex Reviriego on the double bass are musicians standing at the forefront of a new wave of creative music in Barcelona.
The White Birch, also called Lady Birch, has long been the symbol of spring, love and light. These are the themes that the songs that make up this new project try to convey. The music was recorded at an idyllic XII th century country house, surrounded by the mythical Penedès vineyard landscape in Catalunya, Spain. The peacefulness and natural beauty of the area allowed the musicians to focus on their craft without any distractions.
Every musical note must vibrate at the same frequency as human suffering, whether it is to acknowledge it or to comfort it. There are no harmless notes, there are no easy notes.
All compositions by Liba Villavecchia except * by Villavecchia/Trilla/Reviriego, ** by Thomas Capin | All arrangements by Villavecchia, Trilla & Reviriego
Recorded by Jesús Rovira at La Casamurada in March 2022 | Mixed and mastered by Gerard Porqueres at Heartwork Recording Studios in June 2022
Produced by Liba Villavecchia | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Photos by Tomek Gawdzik | Design by Travassos