MM Concerts - Fuensanta Méndez - Ensamble Grande
Fuensanta Méndez composed new work at the invitation of Music Meeting for her nine-strong Ensamble Grande, highlighting not only the strength of her compositions but also her deft skill with arrangements.
The colourful lines drawn by sax and trumpet offer a rich contrast with the voices of the four singers and Méndez herself, which play off one another so effectively. Her bass playing, as relaxed as it is efficient, performs the role of guide in this wonderfully pure music whose destination nobody knows, but everybody clearly wants to be on the trip.
Fuensanta Méndez - Vocals & double bass
Marta Arpini - Vocals
Gabriel Milliet - Vocals & flute
Sanem Kalfa - Vocals
Liva Dumpe - Vocals
Alistair Payne - Trumpet
José Soares – Alto saxophone
Sun-Mi Hong - Drums and Korean drums
Guy Salamon - Drums and percussion
Get to know the artist behind the music by checking out the Music Meeting Talks interview with Fuensanta following this concert.