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Carlos Jiménez Guitariste
Carlos Jiménez
Guitariste
« Carlos Jiménez nous séduit grâce à son phrasé souple, fluide et bien swinguant et son réel
talent de compositeur. »
Gilles Boisclair, Paroles & Musique SOCAN, été 2011
« Solide guitariste et pilier de toutes les réunions où la note bleue se fait sentir, Carlos Jiménez
explore avec une infinie tendresse les accords d’un jazz que l’on pourrait qualifier d’immortel. »
Christophe Rodriguez, SortiesJazzNights.com, 12 mai 2011
« On Undercurrents, guitarist Carlos Jiménez exhibits the cool self-confidence and keen precision of an artist at the top of his game. »
All About Jazz, May 05, 2011
« Son plus récent opus, Jogo […] vient de paraître et témoigne de la qualité de son
talent […] on peut y entendre une musique de très belle facture, chaleureuse comme
l’air du sud et bien équilibrée entre sonorités latines, sophistication contemporaine
et délicatesse des mélodies. […] un disque qui ne manque pas de caractère. »
Frédéric Cardin, Espace.mu/Radio-Canada, 22 janvier 2014
« His melodic lines emerge seamlessly from his fretboard, the melodies templates for nuanced
explorations in this strong debut CD from jazz guitarist Carlos Jiménez. »
Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette, April 12, 2011
« Undercurrents is a solid, accessible debut that clearly presents Jimenez’s marked progress
thus far down jazz’s mainstream path. »
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, April 6, 2011
Contact
514 529 -1503
carlos.jimenez.musica @ gmail.com
Site web
www.CarlosJimenezMusic.com
« Très beau jeu de guitare, très belle interprétation ! »
Patrick Masbourian, Émission PM/Radio-Canada, 31 janvier 2014
« On his latest CD Jogo, Montreal guitarist Carlos Jiménez has the compositions
of jazz geniuses and Brazilian greats in his mind. […] with his crisp and appealing
improvising, Jiménez makes the songs his own. […] Jiménez’s tunes are in no way
overshadowed by the presence of Monk, Evans and Shorter pieces around them –
which is saying something. »
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, December 4, 2013
Contact
Photos : Randy Cole
514 529 -1503
carlos.jimenez.musica @ gmail.com
Site web
www.CarlosJimenezMusic.com
Revue de presse
Jogo
Undercurrents
Carlos Jimenez : un peu de Colombie au cœur
de l’hiver
Le guitariste Carlos Jimenez est d’origine
colombienne, mais a fait de Montréal sa maison
depuis déjà plusieurs années. Professeur à
l’Université McGill, il ne rate quand même pas les
occasions de monter sur scène et d’enregistrer.
Son plus récent opus, Jogo (« jeu » en portugais),
vient de paraître et témoigne de la qualité de son
talent, qu’il fait rayonner avec la contribution de
ses deux acolytes, Fraser Hollins à la contrebasse
et Rich Irwin à la batterie.
Undercurrents
From Carlos Jimenez, a young Montreal guitarist
who is now on faculty at his alma mater McGill
University, comes the most in-the-jazz-box
recording of this batch. Most of its eight originals
are long, flowing compositions that lay the
groundwork for Jimenez and pianist Josh Rager
to unfurl long-lined solos, bolstered by bassist
Dave Watts and drummer Michel Berthiaume.
Jogo est un album sans prétention. On n’y réinvente
pas la roue, mais on peut y entendre une musique de
très belle facture, chaleureuse comme l’air du sud et
bien équilibrée entre sonorités latines, sophistication
contemporaine et délicatesse des mélodies.
Quelques piliers (Monk, Evans, Jobim, Shorter)
s’insèrent aux côtés de Jimenez lui-même (qui a trois
compositions sur l’album) pour définir Jogo comme
un disque qui ne manque pas de caractère.
In some quarters, McGill has a reputation as
a bebop/jazz tradition school and Jimenez’s
straighforward but well-developed playing and
writing do this reputation proud. Expressway, the
disc’s swinging opener, and Undercurrents, a Latin
tune, find Jimenez and Rager deftly negotiating their
way through well-crafted sets of harmonies. There’s
more accomplished change-making at the disc’s
other end. Voices is a classy jazz waltz, and the
disc’s closer, Anybody Else But You is a nice, slightly
Tristanoish, Warne Marsh-y line written, as you would
expect, on the chords of Nobody Else But Me.
Ça s’écoute bien et c’est bon. Que demander de plus ? Other tunes take a more modal tack. The earnest,
Frédéric Cardin
pensive ballad In a Thought features Jimenez’s
Espace.mu/Radio-Canada, 22 janvier 2014
acoustic guitar. Soundtrack is a warm samba-type
tune that brings to mind early Pat Metheny Group.
Late Loop is a pretty, contemporary 7/4 tune with
well-connected chords and a keenly articulated
melody. Shadows of Reality is a slow, simmering tune
that patiently layers melodies by Jimenez and Rager.
Carlos Jiménez
Jogo (Independent)
The disc’s big change-up is Jimenez’s polished
On his latest CD Jogo, Montreal guitarist Carlos
performance of the Brazilian piece Dichavado, a
Jiménez has the compositions of jazz geniuses and
overdubbed duet for acoustic guitars. This short
Brazilian greats his mind.
track leaps out thanks to its obvious change of
compositional voice and instrumentation. It’s also
While his 2011 debut disc Undercurrents was an
louder than the quartet tracks, which in comparison
assured quartet outing that documented Jimenez’s
feel more subdued and even overly similar. Overall,
compositions, Jogo is mostly about covering meaty
it does feel to me as if the disc could have done
material from the minds of Thelonious Monk, Bill
Evans, Steve Swallow, Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos with a greater dynamic range or a larger range of
expression in the performances.
Jobim and Djavan.
Jiménez, however, consistently personalizes his
tune choices, not through reharmonizations or
metric renovations, but usually by changes in tempos
and occasionally the addition of an extra section.
More importantly, with his crisp and appealing
improvising, Jiménez makes the songs his own.
Monk’s Eronel is suitably Monkish, but not slavishly
so. Swallow’s Falling Grace is slow and immersive.
Shorter’s House of Jade receives a jolt, as do the
sped up Evans ballads Turn Out the Stars and Time
Remembered. Here’s a version of the latter, that
begins with drummer Rich Irwin going to town.
That said, Undercurrents is a solid, accessible debut
that clearly presents Jimenez’s marked progress
thus far down jazz’s mainstream path.
Peter Hum,
Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, April 6, 2011
Carlos Jiménez
Undercurrents (Independent)
His melodic lines emerge seamlessly from his
fretboard, the melodies templates for nuanced
explorations in this strong debut CD from jazz
When Jiménez wants to move in a more lyrical and
guitarist Carlos Jiménez. His penchant for neoeven romantic direction, he shifts to Latin material,
bebop is evident in the first two up tempo tunes,
including Jobim’s gorgeous ballad Luiza (a standout where he weaves in and around the melody line,
track featuring Jiménez’s full-bodied acoustic guitar) his sound recalling that of the late Tal Farlow. The
and Djavan’s bouncy Flor de Lis.
rhythm section is integrated into the structure of
each piece, featuring the rich colours of pianist
Two of Jiménez’s originals, Nova and the concise and Josh Rager, with sterling support from bassist
beautiful solo acoustic guitar piece that gives the
Dave Watts — love that big sound — and drummer
title its name, are kindred, acoustic-guitar pieces,
Michel Berthiaume. Jiménez’s switches rhythmic
while a third, Tricycle, is a loping, singable waltz.
gears as he captures the Brazilian flavours of
Jiménez’s tunes are in no way overshadowed by
Dichavado, but it’s his ensemble arrangements and
presence of Monk, Evans and Shorter pieces around thematic development that make the strongest
them — which is saying something.
impression.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Throughout, there’s great clarity and verve to the
Podworthy: Expressway
playing by Jiménez, bassist Fraser Hollins and
Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette, April 12, 2011
drummer Irwin. Plus, Paul Johnston has done a
striking job of making the recording sound great. It’s
so lucid and warm that If I was the kind of reviewer
who gave out stars, I’d give an extra half-star for his
engineering, mixing and mastering.
Peter Hum,
Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, December 4, 2013
Undercurrents
Dès les première notes du pianiste Josh Rager dans
Expressway, nous savons déjà que le premier disque
du guitariste à la sonorité veloutée Carlos Jiménez,
Undercurrents, comblera nos attentes. Il nous séduit
grâce à son phrasé souple, fluide et bien swinguant
et son réel talent de compositeur, dont témoignent
des pièces telles que Undercurrents, Soundtrack
et Late Loop. Notons la solide section rythmique
composée de Dave Watts (contrebasse), de Michel
Berthiaume (batterie) et de Josh Rager (piano).
Gilles Boisclair, Paroles & Musique SOCAN, été 2011
Carlos Jiménez – Undercurrents
Solide guitariste et pilier de toutes les réunions où
la note bleue se fait sentir, Carlos Jiménez explore
avec une infinie tendresse les accords d’un jazz que
l’on pourrait qualifier d’immortel. Dans la lignée du
très fin Jim Hall, il nous soumet en neuf plages bien
senties, huit compositions originales plus Dichavado,
d’inspiration brésilienne, le fruit d’une réflexion. Tous
les passionnés de guitare trouveront en cet interprète, un modèle d’inspiration qui sait poser la note
juste, trouver l’accord qui séduit intelligemment,
avec ses complices : Josh Rager, piano, Dave Watts,
contrebasse et Michel Berthiaume à la batterie.
Christophe Rodriguez,
www.SortiesJazzNights.com, 12 mai 2011
From the basement to the Montréal Jazz Festival:
Guitarist Carlos Jiménez’ self-taught road to success
On his latest album Undercurrents, guitarist Carlos
Jiménez exhibits the cool self-confidence and keen
precision of an artist at the top of his game, about as
far as it gets from the kid whoused to practice in his
parents’ basement. But every musician has to begin
somewhere, and for Jiménez those tireless moments
underground provided the key to his command of the
instrument.
“I’m initially self-taught,” he revealed. “I would spend
about seven hours a day in my parents’ basement
practicing, learning songs, solos, riffs, scales,
chords, etc. I was 14-years-old.” By the time he
was 19, Jiménez decided “music was it for me and
I moved to Montreal to attend music school. I had
no formal training so I started from scratch learning
theory and classical guitar for three years. Then at
night I would go to jazz clubs and study even harder.”
That Jiménez decided to pursue music wasn’t a
shocking revelation considering that it enveloped
his childhood. “I grew up surrounded by all kinds of
music. My parents weren’t musicians but they loved
music and there was music every day in the house.
I guess that started it,” he said. “I remember feeling
the need of music as far as grade school. I’ve always
considered myself first a music lover and then a
musician. Then, of course, seeing live music for the
first time was huge. It was probably a rock show, and
it made me pick up the guitar. When I got into jazz,
the concerts were definitely what fueled my interest
in becoming a musician. I knew I wanted to be part of
that world.”
And that world has welcomed Jiménez with open
arms. Jiménez has performed with some of the most
notable figures in Canadian jazz and has played at
the Montréal Jazz Festival, the largest in the world
according to Guinness World Records. As a kid,
music always meant fun times. “Now it’s different
because I live it 24/7,” Jiménez revealed. “But it’s still
very inspiring.”
All About Jazz, May 5, 2011
Biographie
Guitariste de jazz et compositeur, Carlos Jiménez est
un musicien très actif dans le milieu du jazz montréalais.
Québécois d’origine colombienne, il se distingue par son
style créatif et audacieux.
Carlos Jiménez se produit aux côtés de grands noms
du jazz montréalais et canadiens tels que Josh Rager,
Jean‑Nicolas Trottier, Dave Watts, Jessica Vigneault,
Vanessa Rodrigues, Fraser Hollins, Joel Miller,
Frank Lozano, Daniel Lessard, Kevin Dean, Andre White,
Joe Sullivan, Rémi Bolduc, Brian Hurley, Eric Harding
et Steve Amirault. Sa polyvalence fait de lui un guitariste
de premier choix pour divers ensembles.
En mars 2011 il lance son premier album en tant que
leader, intitulé Undercurrents. Ce premier titre en quatuor
présente principalement des compositions de style
jazz contemporain. Son tout dernier titre, Jogo, paru
en décembre 2013, est un mélange réussi et audacieux
de jazz moderne, de musique brésilienne et de pièces
originales. Entouré de deux musiciens piliers de la scène
jazz montréalaise, Fraser Hollins à la contrebasse et
Rich Irwin à la batterie, Carlos Jiménez présente une
musique à la fois enjouée, subtile et énergique tout en
explorant une variété de rythmes et d’ambiances.
Carlos Jiménez a collaboré à plusieurs émissions
produites par la CBC, notamment « Jazz Beat » et
« Canada Live ». Il a aussi participé à la bande sonore
du court métrage primé aux Oscars The Danish Poet,
produit par l’Office national du film du Canada. En 2009,
il a reçu une bourse de perfectionnement du Conseil
des arts du Canada pour étudier avec le guitariste ­
new-yorkais Adam Rogers.
Il est actuellement chargé de cours à la Schulich School
of Music de l’Université McGill ainsi que professeur
de guitare jazz à l’École de musique Vincent-d’Indy.
Il est titulaire d’une maîtrise et d’un baccalauréat en
interprétation jazz de l’Université McGill.
English version available on my website:
www.CarlosJimenezMusic.com
Enregistrements
En tant que leader
Jogo (2013) CAJMUSIC CD002
Undercurrents (2011) CAJMUSIC CD001
Carlos Jiménez, guitare
Fraser Hollins, contrebasse
Richard Irwin, batterie
Carlos Jiménez, guitare
Josh Rager, piano
Dave Watts, contrebasse
Michel Berthiaume, batterie
En tant que co-leader
Pas à pas (2005) Propella MP20052
Daniel Lessard, piano | Jonathan Braën, contrebasse | Carlos Jiménez, guitare
En tant qu’artiste invité
Kananaskis (2011) Effendi FND116
Josh Rager, piano | Dave Watts, contrebasse | John Fraboni, batterie |
Carlos Jiménez, guitare | Frank Lozano, saxophone ténor
Resurgence (2010) Independant
Jacinta Luis, piano et voix | Al Mclean, saxophone ténor | Carlos Jiménez, guitare |
Stéphane Crête, contrebasse | Wali Mohammad, batterie
The Danish Poet (2006)
ONF – Gagnant d’un OSCAR
Kevin Dean, trompette et piano | Sienna Dahlen, voix | Carlos Jiménez, guitare
Stop and Listen (2006) Effendi FND068
Joe Sullivan Big Band
Revue de presse
Jogo
Undercurrents
Carlos Jimenez : un peu de Colombie au cœur
de l’hiver
Le guitariste Carlos Jimenez est d’origine
colombienne, mais a fait de Montréal sa maison
depuis déjà plusieurs années. Professeur à
l’Université McGill, il ne rate quand même pas les
occasions de monter sur scène et d’enregistrer.
Son plus récent opus, Jogo (« jeu » en portugais),
vient de paraître et témoigne de la qualité de son
talent, qu’il fait rayonner avec la contribution de
ses deux acolytes, Fraser Hollins à la contrebasse
et Rich Irwin à la batterie.
Undercurrents
From Carlos Jimenez, a young Montreal guitarist
who is now on faculty at his alma mater McGill
University, comes the most in-the-jazz-box
recording of this batch. Most of its eight originals
are long, flowing compositions that lay the
groundwork for Jimenez and pianist Josh Rager
to unfurl long-lined solos, bolstered by bassist
Dave Watts and drummer Michel Berthiaume.
Jogo est un album sans prétention. On n’y réinvente
pas la roue, mais on peut y entendre une musique de
très belle facture, chaleureuse comme l’air du sud et
bien équilibrée entre sonorités latines, sophistication
contemporaine et délicatesse des mélodies.
Quelques piliers (Monk, Evans, Jobim, Shorter)
s’insèrent aux côtés de Jimenez lui-même (qui a trois
compositions sur l’album) pour définir Jogo comme
un disque qui ne manque pas de caractère.
In some quarters, McGill has a reputation as
a bebop/jazz tradition school and Jimenez’s
straighforward but well-developed playing and
writing do this reputation proud. Expressway, the
disc’s swinging opener, and Undercurrents, a Latin
tune, find Jimenez and Rager deftly negotiating their
way through well-crafted sets of harmonies. There’s
more accomplished change-making at the disc’s
other end. Voices is a classy jazz waltz, and the
disc’s closer, Anybody Else But You is a nice, slightly
Tristanoish, Warne Marsh-y line written, as you would
expect, on the chords of Nobody Else But Me.
Ça s’écoute bien et c’est bon. Que demander de plus ? Other tunes take a more modal tack. The earnest,
Frédéric Cardin
pensive ballad In a Thought features Jimenez’s
Espace.mu/Radio-Canada, 22 janvier 2014
acoustic guitar. Soundtrack is a warm samba-type
tune that brings to mind early Pat Metheny Group.
Late Loop is a pretty, contemporary 7/4 tune with
well-connected chords and a keenly articulated
melody. Shadows of Reality is a slow, simmering tune
that patiently layers melodies by Jimenez and Rager.
Carlos Jiménez
Jogo (Independent)
The disc’s big change-up is Jimenez’s polished
On his latest CD Jogo, Montreal guitarist Carlos
performance of the Brazilian piece Dichavado, a
Jiménez has the compositions of jazz geniuses and
overdubbed duet for acoustic guitars. This short
Brazilian greats his mind.
track leaps out thanks to its obvious change of
compositional voice and instrumentation. It’s also
While his 2011 debut disc Undercurrents was an
louder than the quartet tracks, which in comparison
assured quartet outing that documented Jimenez’s
feel more subdued and even overly similar. Overall,
compositions, Jogo is mostly about covering meaty
it does feel to me as if the disc could have done
material from the minds of Thelonious Monk, Bill
Evans, Steve Swallow, Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos with a greater dynamic range or a larger range of
expression in the performances.
Jobim and Djavan.
Jiménez, however, consistently personalizes his
tune choices, not through reharmonizations or
metric renovations, but usually by changes in tempos
and occasionally the addition of an extra section.
More importantly, with his crisp and appealing
improvising, Jiménez makes the songs his own.
Monk’s Eronel is suitably Monkish, but not slavishly
so. Swallow’s Falling Grace is slow and immersive.
Shorter’s House of Jade receives a jolt, as do the
sped up Evans ballads Turn Out the Stars and Time
Remembered. Here’s a version of the latter, that
begins with drummer Rich Irwin going to town.
That said, Undercurrents is a solid, accessible debut
that clearly presents Jimenez’s marked progress
thus far down jazz’s mainstream path.
Peter Hum,
Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, April 6, 2011
Carlos Jiménez
Undercurrents (Independent)
His melodic lines emerge seamlessly from his
fretboard, the melodies templates for nuanced
explorations in this strong debut CD from jazz
When Jiménez wants to move in a more lyrical and
guitarist Carlos Jiménez. His penchant for neoeven romantic direction, he shifts to Latin material,
bebop is evident in the first two up tempo tunes,
including Jobim’s gorgeous ballad Luiza (a standout where he weaves in and around the melody line,
track featuring Jiménez’s full-bodied acoustic guitar) his sound recalling that of the late Tal Farlow. The
and Djavan’s bouncy Flor de Lis.
rhythm section is integrated into the structure of
each piece, featuring the rich colours of pianist
Two of Jiménez’s originals, Nova and the concise and Josh Rager, with sterling support from bassist
beautiful solo acoustic guitar piece that gives the
Dave Watts — love that big sound — and drummer
title its name, are kindred, acoustic-guitar pieces,
Michel Berthiaume. Jiménez’s switches rhythmic
while a third, Tricycle, is a loping, singable waltz.
gears as he captures the Brazilian flavours of
Jiménez’s tunes are in no way overshadowed by
Dichavado, but it’s his ensemble arrangements and
presence of Monk, Evans and Shorter pieces around thematic development that make the strongest
them — which is saying something.
impression.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Throughout, there’s great clarity and verve to the
Podworthy: Expressway
playing by Jiménez, bassist Fraser Hollins and
Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette, April 12, 2011
drummer Irwin. Plus, Paul Johnston has done a
striking job of making the recording sound great. It’s
so lucid and warm that If I was the kind of reviewer
who gave out stars, I’d give an extra half-star for his
engineering, mixing and mastering.
Peter Hum,
Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, December 4, 2013
Undercurrents
Dès les première notes du pianiste Josh Rager dans
Expressway, nous savons déjà que le premier disque
du guitariste à la sonorité veloutée Carlos Jiménez,
Undercurrents, comblera nos attentes. Il nous séduit
grâce à son phrasé souple, fluide et bien swinguant
et son réel talent de compositeur, dont témoignent
des pièces telles que Undercurrents, Soundtrack
et Late Loop. Notons la solide section rythmique
composée de Dave Watts (contrebasse), de Michel
Berthiaume (batterie) et de Josh Rager (piano).
Gilles Boisclair, Paroles & Musique SOCAN, été 2011
Carlos Jiménez – Undercurrents
Solide guitariste et pilier de toutes les réunions où
la note bleue se fait sentir, Carlos Jiménez explore
avec une infinie tendresse les accords d’un jazz que
l’on pourrait qualifier d’immortel. Dans la lignée du
très fin Jim Hall, il nous soumet en neuf plages bien
senties, huit compositions originales plus Dichavado,
d’inspiration brésilienne, le fruit d’une réflexion. Tous
les passionnés de guitare trouveront en cet interprète, un modèle d’inspiration qui sait poser la note
juste, trouver l’accord qui séduit intelligemment,
avec ses complices : Josh Rager, piano, Dave Watts,
contrebasse et Michel Berthiaume à la batterie.
Christophe Rodriguez,
www.SortiesJazzNights.com, 12 mai 2011
From the basement to the Montréal Jazz Festival:
Guitarist Carlos Jiménez’ self-taught road to success
On his latest album Undercurrents, guitarist Carlos
Jiménez exhibits the cool self-confidence and keen
precision of an artist at the top of his game, about as
far as it gets from the kid whoused to practice in his
parents’ basement. But every musician has to begin
somewhere, and for Jiménez those tireless moments
underground provided the key to his command of the
instrument.
“I’m initially self-taught,” he revealed. “I would spend
about seven hours a day in my parents’ basement
practicing, learning songs, solos, riffs, scales,
chords, etc. I was 14-years-old.” By the time he
was 19, Jiménez decided “music was it for me and
I moved to Montreal to attend music school. I had
no formal training so I started from scratch learning
theory and classical guitar for three years. Then at
night I would go to jazz clubs and study even harder.”
That Jiménez decided to pursue music wasn’t a
shocking revelation considering that it enveloped
his childhood. “I grew up surrounded by all kinds of
music. My parents weren’t musicians but they loved
music and there was music every day in the house.
I guess that started it,” he said. “I remember feeling
the need of music as far as grade school. I’ve always
considered myself first a music lover and then a
musician. Then, of course, seeing live music for the
first time was huge. It was probably a rock show, and
it made me pick up the guitar. When I got into jazz,
the concerts were definitely what fueled my interest
in becoming a musician. I knew I wanted to be part of
that world.”
And that world has welcomed Jiménez with open
arms. Jiménez has performed with some of the most
notable figures in Canadian jazz and has played at
the Montréal Jazz Festival, the largest in the world
according to Guinness World Records. As a kid,
music always meant fun times. “Now it’s different
because I live it 24/7,” Jiménez revealed. “But it’s still
very inspiring.”
All About Jazz, May 5, 2011
Biographie
Guitariste de jazz et compositeur, Carlos Jiménez est
un musicien très actif dans le milieu du jazz montréalais.
Québécois d’origine colombienne, il se distingue par son
style créatif et audacieux.
Carlos Jiménez se produit aux côtés de grands noms
du jazz montréalais et canadiens tels que Josh Rager,
Jean‑Nicolas Trottier, Dave Watts, Jessica Vigneault,
Vanessa Rodrigues, Fraser Hollins, Joel Miller,
Frank Lozano, Daniel Lessard, Kevin Dean, Andre White,
Joe Sullivan, Rémi Bolduc, Brian Hurley, Eric Harding
et Steve Amirault. Sa polyvalence fait de lui un guitariste
de premier choix pour divers ensembles.
En mars 2011 il lance son premier album en tant que
leader, intitulé Undercurrents. Ce premier titre en quatuor
présente principalement des compositions de style
jazz contemporain. Son tout dernier titre, Jogo, paru
en décembre 2013, est un mélange réussi et audacieux
de jazz moderne, de musique brésilienne et de pièces
originales. Entouré de deux musiciens piliers de la scène
jazz montréalaise, Fraser Hollins à la contrebasse et
Rich Irwin à la batterie, Carlos Jiménez présente une
musique à la fois enjouée, subtile et énergique tout en
explorant une variété de rythmes et d’ambiances.
Carlos Jiménez a collaboré à plusieurs émissions
produites par la CBC, notamment « Jazz Beat » et
« Canada Live ». Il a aussi participé à la bande sonore
du court métrage primé aux Oscars The Danish Poet,
produit par l’Office national du film du Canada. En 2009,
il a reçu une bourse de perfectionnement du Conseil
des arts du Canada pour étudier avec le guitariste ­
new-yorkais Adam Rogers.
Il est actuellement chargé de cours à la Schulich School
of Music de l’Université McGill ainsi que professeur
de guitare jazz à l’École de musique Vincent-d’Indy.
Il est titulaire d’une maîtrise et d’un baccalauréat en
interprétation jazz de l’Université McGill.
English version available on my website:
www.CarlosJimenezMusic.com
Enregistrements
En tant que leader
Jogo (2013)
Undercurrents (2011)
Carlos Jiménez, guitare
Fraser Hollins, contrebasse
Richard Irwin, batterie
CAJMUSIC CD002
Carlos Jiménez, guitare
Josh Rager, piano
Dave Watts, contrebasse
Michel Berthiaume, batterie
CAJMUSIC CD001
En tant que co-leader
Pas à pas (2005)
Daniel Lessard, piano | Jonathan Braën, contrebasse | Carlos Jiménez, guitare
Propella MP20052
En tant qu’artiste invité
Kananaskis (2011)
Josh Rager, piano | Dave Watts, contrebasse | John Fraboni, batterie |
Carlos Jiménez, guitare | Frank Lozano, saxophone ténor
Effendi FND116
Resurgence (2010)
Jacinta Luis, piano et voix | Al Mclean, saxophone ténor | Carlos Jiménez, guitare |
Stéphane Crête, contrebasse | Wali Mohammad, batterie
Independant
The Danish Poet (2006)
ONF – Gagnant d’un OSCAR
Kevin Dean, trompette et piano | Sienna Dahlen, voix | Carlos Jiménez, guitare
Stop and Listen (2006)
Joe Sullivan Big Band
Effendi FND068
Carlos Jiménez
Guitariste
« Carlos Jiménez nous séduit grâce à son phrasé souple, fluide et bien swinguant et son réel
talent de compositeur. »
Gilles Boisclair, Paroles & Musique SOCAN, été 2011
« Solide guitariste et pilier de toutes les réunions où la note bleue se fait sentir, Carlos Jiménez
explore avec une infinie tendresse les accords d’un jazz que l’on pourrait qualifier d’immortel. »
Christophe Rodriguez, SortiesJazzNights.com, 12 mai 2011
« On Undercurrents, guitarist Carlos Jiménez exhibits the cool self-confidence and keen precision of an artist at the top of his game. »
All About Jazz, May 05, 2011
« Son plus récent opus, Jogo […] vient de paraître et témoigne de la qualité de son
talent […] on peut y entendre une musique de très belle facture, chaleureuse comme
l’air du sud et bien équilibrée entre sonorités latines, sophistication contemporaine
et délicatesse des mélodies. […] un disque qui ne manque pas de caractère. »
Frédéric Cardin, Espace.mu/Radio-Canada, 22 janvier 2014
« His melodic lines emerge seamlessly from his fretboard, the melodies templates for nuanced
explorations in this strong debut CD from jazz guitarist Carlos Jiménez. »
Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette, April 12, 2011
« Undercurrents is a solid, accessible debut that clearly presents Jimenez’s marked progress
thus far down jazz’s mainstream path. »
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, April 6, 2011
Contact
514 529 -1503
carlos.jimenez.musica @ gmail.com
Site web
www.CarlosJimenezMusic.com
« Très beau jeu de guitare, très belle interprétation ! »
Patrick Masbourian, Émission PM/Radio-Canada, 31 janvier 2014
« On his latest CD Jogo, Montreal guitarist Carlos Jiménez has the compositions
of jazz geniuses and Brazilian greats in his mind. […] with his crisp and appealing
improvising, Jiménez makes the songs his own. […] Jiménez’s tunes are in no way
overshadowed by the presence of Monk, Evans and Shorter pieces around them –
which is saying something. »
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen/Jazzblog.ca, December 4, 2013
Contact
Photos : Randy Cole
514 529 -1503
carlos.jimenez.musica @ gmail.com
Site web
www.CarlosJimenezMusic.com

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