Lost in the Stars
Carme Canela, voice
Jorge Rossy, vibraphone
Jaume Llombart, guitar
Carme Canela, an acclaimed singer with a long list of solo projects and collaborations with stellar musicians to her name, Jorge Rossy, a leading figure in the Spanish and international jazz communities, and Jaume Llombart, a brilliant guitarist with a very personal voice on his instrument, have released their first album together in trio with Fresh Sound New Talent: “Lost in the Stars”.
The Canela-Rossy-Llombart trio emerged organically out of mutual admiration and a desire to make music together. The particular sound and timbre of the trio along with the musicians’ sensitivity, affinity and musical approach, take listeners on a fascinating journey through the emotional content of each composition.
The wide-ranging repertoire includes musical gems like Wayne Shorter’s “Diana” and Kurt Weill’s “Lost in the Stars”, songs by Brazilian composers including “Beijo Partido” by Toninho Horta, and original compositions like “Sexy Time” by Jorge Rossy, “Es Hora de Penetrar el Sueño” de Carme Canela and “Alcolea 129” by Jaume Llombart.
Born in Barcelona, Carme Canela is one of the most recognizable voices in the Spanish jazz scene.
Carme’s musical experience includes collaborations with Spanish and international jazz musicians such as: Guillermo Klein, Dave Douglas, Bruce Barth, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, Agustí Fernández, Robert Ashley, Bernardo Sassetti, Lluís Vidal, Joan Albert Amargós, Jorge Rossy, Perico Sambeat, Joan Monné, Jordi Matas, David Mengual, Joan Díaz, Gorka Benítez, Horacio Fumero, Jordi Bonell and Carles Benavent.
Carme has collaborated with numerous musical formations including, most notably: Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos, the Orquestra de Cambra del Teatre Lliure, Albert Guinovart Ensemble, the Orquestra Nacional de Cambra d’Andorra (ONCA), La Cobla Sant Jordi-Ciutat de Barcelona, the Big Band del Taller de Músics and the Big Band Jazz de Terrassa. She has given concerts and toured in several countries, including Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Israel, France, Argentina and Uruguay. She has performed in the prestigious “Village Vanguard” club in New York with Guillermo Klein y los Guachos and at Carnegie Hall as a guest artist at the invitation of Laura Simó in the show “Sueño Inmaterial”.
Carme has participated in over 40 recordings with top national and international jazz musicians and has recorded 8 CDs as a band leader:
«Introducing Carme Canela & Trío« (Fresh Sound New Talent,1996)
«Cravo e Canela» «(Fresh Sound New Talent, 1999)
«Iris» (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2003)
«Univers Miles» (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2004)
«Els Nostres Estàndards» (Karonte-Contrabaix, 2006)
«Carme Canela canta Jordi Matas» (Discmedi, 2011)
«Granito de Sal» (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2014)
«Ballads» (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2018)
Numerous awards for best soloist of the year by the Associación de Músics de Catalunya (1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003).
Award for “best Catalan album of the year 1997” by Radio 4 (Radio Nacional de España) for «Introducing Carme Canela & Trio”.
“Album of the Year” award from the Asociación de Músicas de Jazz de Cataluña for the album «Cravo e Canela» (2000).
«ARC» prize in the category jazz and new musical trends (2004).
JAÇ prize for best new musical project for the CD «Carme Canela canta Jordi Matas» awarded by the publication Enderrock (2011).
Carme is a voice teacher in the Department of Jazz and Modern Music at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) and the Conservatori del Liceu. Her forthcoming album with Jurandir Santana is entitled «Celebrating La Fusa«.
Jorge Rossy is internationally recognized as one of the most influential drummers of his generation. His sideman work includes over 180 recordings with renowned jazz musicians such as Brad Mehldau, Ethan Iverson, Kevin Hays, Albert Sanz, Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jakob Bro, Enrico Pieranunzi and Steve Swallow, among many others. Jorge has also toured with some jazz greats including Charlie Haden, Wayne Shorter, Lee Konitz, Carla Bley, and Joe Lovano.
Besides his work as a drummer, Jorge has a distinctive voice on the vibes, marimba and piano, and a unique sound as a composer and band leader. Since his first CD under his own name, Jorge Rossy Trio, Wicca (Fresh Sound, 2007), Jorge has recorded over 30 albums as a band leader or co-leader, to critical acclaim from publications such as Jazz Times, Downbeat, Jazz Around, and All About Jazz.
Jorge’s debut recording as a vibes and marimba player, Stay There (Pirouet, 2016), featured a truly stellar band. Since then, Jorge has toured and recorded with different configurations of his Jorge Rossy Vibes band and with several co-led projects, including Passport Quartet, Rossy & Kanan Quartet, Beck/Landolf/Rossy, Fox + Chris Cheek, and Rossy & Vercher Quintet. His second vibes quintet album, Beyond Sunday (Jazz&People), came out in 2018 and his first vibes trio album, Puerta, featuring Jeff Ballard and Robert Landfermann, was released by ECM in November 2021.
All the bands that Jorge has led or co-led since 2015 are made up of outstanding musicians who collaborate to create a distinctive sound and an aesthetic full of intimate complicity. The long list of his bandmates includes Jeff Ballard, Robert Landfermann, Joe Chambers, Al Foster, Jimmy Wormworth, Joey Baron, Adam Cruz, Billy Hart, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Domenic Landolf, Pietro Tonolo, Javier Vercher, Chris Cheek, Mike Kanan, Kevin Hays, Michael Beck, Doug Weiss, Putter Smith, Nico Moreaux, Masa Kamaguchi, Marc Abrams, Pete Bernstein, Jaume Llombart, and Pierre Perchaud.
Jaume Llombart Jorba was born in Igualada, Barcelona, in 1980. He has degrees from the ESMUC (Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya) in Barcelona where he studied with Maarten van der Grintten, J.L. Gámez and Dani Pérez, among others.
Since moving to Barcelona in 2000, Jaume has collaborated with celebrated local and international jazz musicians including Jorge Rossy, Enrique Oliver, Marco Mezquida, Ernesto Aurignac, Roger Mas, Dee Jay Foster, Felix Rossy, Joe Smith, Bill McHenry, Perico Sambeat, Eladio Reinón, Christian Coxholt, Sílvia Pérez, Laia Cagigal, Mayte Alguacil, Carme Canela, Celeste Alías, Juanma Nieto, Orquesta BCN 216, Jordi Matas, Santi de la Rubia, Xavi Hinojosa, Guillermo McGill, Dmitri Skidanov, and Dani Domínguez, among others.
A versatile and creative musician, Jaume is frequently invited to participate in other musicians’ projects. For example, he formed part of Roger Mas Quintet for the album Mason (Fresh Sound New Talent) and was a member of the Asociación Libre Orkesta directed by Joe Smith for the album ALO (Festina Lente Records). He recorded two albums as part of the Eladio Reinón Quartet: Trencadís (Jazztones) and A flor de piel (Jazztones, 2012), and recorded Let’s Sing Again with the Guillem Arnedo Band & Celeste Alías (Swit Records, 2014). He collaborated on two albums by Ernesto Aurignac: Anunnakis (Fresh Sound New Talent) and Uno (Mosquito Rcd.), on the album Inferencies with Sergi Sirvent (Fresh Sound New Talent) and on Verso with José Carra (Romero Music, 2016). Perhaps most notably, he participated in saxophonist Chris Cheek’s album Saturday Songs (Sunnyside Records, 2016), on which he played electric bass. For three years, Jaume formed part of Jorge Rossy’s Vibes Quintet, along with such internationally renowned musicians as Al Foster, Doug Weiss y Mark Turner. He appears on the Vibes Quintet’s album Beyond Sunday which was released on the label Jazz&People in 2018.
Since 2011, Jaume has also led two of his own musical projects: a solo guitar project focusing on standards from the Great American Songbook and the Jaume Llombart Sextet, whose repertoire includes many of his own compositions.
Jaume has been a teacher at the Conservatorio Superior del Liceu in Barcelona since 2015.