Jordi Sabatés i Navarro
Jordi Sabatés i Navarro (Barcelona, October 23, 1948 - Barcelona, January 10, 2022) was a contemporary Catalan pianist artistically recognized in the field of jazz and folk song in various collaborations in the world of song and other artists. He is the author of a long and prolific career.
A graduate in Physics, in the 1960s he collaborated with the groups Pic Nic and Om - in this second as a performer - and as an arranger in works such as Pau Riba's Dioptria and the first albums of singer-songwriters such as Maria del Mar Bonet, Ovidi Montllor, Quico Pi de la Serra. In 1971 he began as a professional in the world of music and formed his group, Jarka, with which he published: Orthodoxy, Morgue or Berenice and, later, Jordi Sabatés and Toti Soler (1973). The recording is of great interest. of Vampyria with Tete Montoliu in 1974 (considered the best recording of Catalan jazz by the specialized magazine Jaç). In 1975 he took part in the first edition of the Canet Rock Festival, as well as in the next edition of this festival with Santi Arisa. He received the "National Award for Phonographic Companies" from the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1983 for the CD The Ragtime Dance dedicated to Scott Joplin and ragtime.
Also noteworthy, among other works, is his stage approach to the imagination of the Aragonese filmmaker Segundo de Chomón (Teruel, 1871 - Paris, 1929) and the illusionism of the prestigious magician Hausson. With these two artists, Jordi Sabatés' live music converges on a proposal that expands and renews the poetic universe of Chomón's cinematography, which is shown in a selection of 15 of his most amazing films: Música para una ilusión : Chomón Universe.
Discography with artist / author
Orthodoxy (1971 LP with his group Jarka). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
Morgue or Berenice (LP 1972 with his group Jarka). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
Jordi Sabatés and Toti Soler (LP 1973 Piano and guitar duets). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
The Lord of the Rings (LP 1974 / “Piano Solos”), Reissue CD Picap / Actual Records 2008
Vampyria (LP 1975, a dos pianos amb Tete Montoliu. Maig 2009, la crítica musical espanyola selecciona Vampyria com el millor disc de la història del jazz català des de 1920). Record CD: Nuevos Medios.
The Ghost of Canterville (LP 1975, children's stories with large orchestra). It has not been reissued on CD
Birds from the afterlife (LP 1975 / Group formation). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
All the longing for tomorrow (LP 1976 / Group formation). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
Jordi Sabatés, Piano solos. Duets by Jordi Sabatés and Santi Arisa. (Double LP 1979) Qualified with 5 Stars and "Masterpiece" by the American magazine Down Beat). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
Portraits-Solitudes (LP 1979. Dedicated to Frederic Mompou). Piano solos. CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2011
Breviari d'amor (LP 1982. Cançons de Sabatés sobre textos dels Trobadors Provençals. Performed by Maria del Mar Bonet. Orchestra conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà). CD reissue: BMG / Ariola
Don't be shy ... Baudelaire. (Double LP 1982 Anthology). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
The Ragtime Dance (LP 1983. Dedicated to the "Ragtimes" by Scott Joplin. National Award for Phonographic Companies 1983). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
The Ragtime Dance single (LP 1983. Dedicated to Scott Joplin's "Ragtimes". National Award for Phonographic Companies 1983). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
Noche Oscura (LP 1984. “Lieder” by Sabatés. Performed by soprano Carmen Bustamante). CD reissue: Picap / Actual Records 2008
Through the Looking Glass (Double LP 1986. Recorded live from Plaça del Rei in Barcelona. With Carmen Bustamante (soprano) and François Rabbath (double bass). CD reissue: Picap / Act