Andrea Motis quintet
Andrea Motis – trumpet & vocal
Joan Chamorro – contrabass
Ignasi Terraza – piano
Josep Traver – guitar
Esteve Pi – drums
After recording six acclaimed albums with bassist Joan Chamorro, Barcelona-based trumpeter, singer and composer Andrea Motis makes her solo debut on Impulse! Records with Emotional Dance.
The astonishing accord that she’s cultivated with Chamorro during the past seven years is firmly intact on on this album.
Chamorro coproduced Emotional Dance with Brian Bacchus and Jay Newland. Through Bacchus and Universal Records’ A&R director Jean-Philippe Allard’s sage suggestion, Motis augmented the personnel with a handful of USA based musicians.
Even though, Motis is only 22-years-old, she displays a mature musicality beyond her years. That’s because she began playing the trumpet at age seven; three years later she began studying jazz at the Municipal School of Music of Sant Andreu under Chamorro, who soon after recruited her for his band while she was still a teenager.
While at the school, she was also a member of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band for nine years with which she recorded eight albums and played with such acclaimed musicians as trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonist Jesse Davis, clarinettist Bobby Gordon, and saxophonist Dick Oatts, among others.
The sterling performances features Joan Chamorro on bass, as well as pianist Ignasi Terraza, drummer Esteve Pi, guitarist Josep Traver as the core ensemble.