Last March, Abe Rábade trio was in Dhaka (Bangladesh), invited by the Inditex Chair of Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Dhaka. He offered a master class in the Music Department of the University of Dhaka on March 10 and a concert in the University Auditorium on March 11.
During the master class they talked about the potential that jazz has for the interaction between instrumentalists. They exemplified it with two pieces: a blues and a collective improvisation on a modal texture.
At the concert they performed all the material of what will be the new album by Abe Rábade trio. Here’s a snippet:
The trip allowed Pablo Martín Caminero, Bruno Pedroso and Abe Rábade to get lost in the streets of the city and recognize their charm.
The beautiful chance coincided the performance of Abe Rábade trio in Dhaka with that of Manu Chao. There was time to share interesting conversations.
The trip helped Abe rediscover the fabulous poetry of Tagore, who was Bengali (from Calcutta). Thanks to the conversation with the professors of the music department of the University of Dhaka, he discovered the weight they have in the musical tradition of North India and Bangladesh. On his return from the trip he reread his works such as “The New Moon” and “The Lost Birds“, which he considers fascinating.