C.B.G.

An euphonious birthday”
More than ten years ago guitarist Guillermo Celano and percussionist Marcos Baggiani formed C.B.G (or Celano/Baggiani Group) a collective of varying constellations… Time for a party with few of the musicians they have played together in the last years and with whom they have rele
ased six CDs: reed players Joachim Badenhorst and Michael Moore, bassist Clemens van der Feen and saxophonist Natalio Sued as a surprise guest…
… with a pleased heart we walked out into the night.
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Ben Taffijn 11.7.16
http://www.draaiomjeoren.com

You can listen to the whole concert at Bimhuis Radio!!

We played with different constellations throughout our little jubileum tour : Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht), Lantaren Venster (Rotterdam), De Ruimte & Huis de Pinto in Amsterdam, Roscam (Bruxelles), Jazzathome Fest. (Mechelen) and Bimhuis (Amsterdam)

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News

Hi guys,

I’m happy to announce that the new CD of the band is out by Trytone records (March 2016).

“Les indignés”

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Ellery Eskelin on tenor, Guillermo Celano on guitar, Clemens van der Feen on bass and Marcos Baggianion drums.

Have a listen!!

 

 

Hereby some recent reviews of the album:

“Les Indignés is so beautifully complex that it could be described in language a sommelier may use. There are moments of wistfulness that sit apart from grooves and occasional free blowing and shredding guitar. Five of the eight compositions are quite lengthy and thus open themselves to the patient development of ideas and alternative directions. Some of the ironies that are baked into the composition titles, play themselves out in the paradoxical paths the music follows. As that sommelier might say, the music breathes with life”.

KARL ACKERMANN, may 2016, All About Jazz.

“A CD that Largely meets all the expectations of a jubilee CD and certainly will be one of the most interesting jazz releases of 2016. The music never loses its heat , impressionistic collective passages are followed by powerful solos”.

Cyriel Pluimakers, Jazzenzo, march 2016.

“Their blend of diverse styles brims with suspense… The music tells a vivid story without any words. Enjoy!”

Jan Willem Broek, march 2016, subjectivist. nl

“You listen, as it were with the musicians, discovering what is possible in all within this combination of world-class musical personalities”

Herman te Loo, JazzFlits No 255, march 2016.

Erasing borders

About our album “Erasing Borders” (2015)

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“Erasing Borders, seven Celano compositions reflecting the human and ecological consequences of our lifestyle. Unlike obvious musical propagandists like Phil Ochs or Frederic Rzewski, Celano doesn’t use lyrics or melodrama to make his point. Instead his writing is concerned with nuance and suggestion”.

Ken Waxman, New York City Jazz Record. May 2016

“Celano spices his cohesive compositions with stylistic quirks, creating intensely melodic and refreshing frameworks for improvisation – a rare gift…”Amsterdamse Chacarera” mixes chacarera with Dutch new jazz – Argentine melancholy and nuevo tango make for a surging apotheosis of dance”…

The Wire. Andy Hamilton, United Kingdom, july 2015

“A volcano that erupts over and over again, mother nature constantly exploding into new forms. 
Replace the volcano with music and you get the same effect, at least if you listen to CBG: the Celano / Baggiani Group. 
Erasing Borders is an amalgam of different styles, which are connected by the far-reaching improvisational art of the four performers.
Without exaggeration, you may call the C.B.G. a “star line-up”. 

JazzNu, Rinus van der Heijden, Nederland, juny 2015

“Erasing Borders is C.B.G.’s  fifth album, and testament to their maturity as a unit”….

Dalston Sound, Tim Owen, United Kingdom, july 2015.

“Impetuous jazz with an statement… Imaginative, with compositions influenced by improv and displaying the individual qualities of the quartet”.

Jazzenzo, Nederlands, june 2015 by Erno Elsinga.

“Strangely attractive music, first, for its happenstance, wild demeanor, and then with the passing of time, for the unexpected turns of phrase and tone that keeps the music fresh and exciting.”

This is jazz today, sept 2015, USA. Dave Sumner.

“This is both Argentine and Amsterdam music, that much is clear… “Erasing Borders” is a varied album, with heavy grooves, rough tenor saxophone solos and electronic pedals violence alongside graceful, playful and funny moments”.

Herman te Loo, JazzFlits, Nederland, June 2015. 

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Guitarist Guillermo Celano is the winner of the North Sea Jazz composition assingment 2013.

North Sea Jazz Festival 2013

The C.B.G.  presented Celano’s new compositions in july 2013 at the Bimhuis and the North Sea Jazz Festival with an adventurous new constellation: Joachim Badenhorst on tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet

and with Clemens van der Feen on double bass.

 
The project is called: Erasing Borders
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“From almost unfathomable orgy to peaceful interaction…”
Jan Jasper Tamboer – Het Parool – 12/7/13 Jazz ****