Over the years, the young pianist Albert Sanz (Valencia, 1978) has become one of the leading jazz stronger in our country. Because of his age has toured with musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek and Joe Lovano, and is a regular contributor to artists like Jordi Rossy or Perico Sambeat. After his decisive role in one of the great successes of recent Spanish jazz (in the imagination with Silvia Perez Cruz & Javier Colina Trio), Albert Sanz takes a step forward and presents an ambitious new album. A project that makes him one of the great jazz musicians of Spanish who, increasingly, is also recognized beyond our borders.
As good as they are on their records, the Dubliners are essentially performance artists who are at their best in front of an audience – in this case an extraordinarily large one, doing most of their best-known songs (many of which remain identified with them 40 years later). The sound is surprisingly good, and the spirits are overflowing, and the entire record makes a fine follow-up/companion to the mid-'60s In Concert album and the live Finnegan Wakes. It's the tracks off of this album, as much as the studio originals, that have filled up many a compilation on the Dubliners in the decades since.