C.B.G feat. Michael Moore & Gorka Benitez

Lead by guitarist Guillermo Celano and drummer Marcos Baggiani the C.B.G has released 3 CD’s with Michael Moore on alto and clarinet and Sven Schuster on double bass. The two latest of these releases feature also Gorka Benitez (ES) on tenor sax and flute.

Together with these musicians and some special guests – such as Hugues Mayot (F), Ellery Eskelin and Rodrigo Dominguez (AR) on tenor sax, Sylvie Courvoisier (A) on piano, Jasper Stadhouders (NL), Tomás Merlo (S), Paco Weth (S) and Hernán Merlo (AR) on bass – They have extensively toured in The Netherlands, Argentina, Spain, UK, Belgium, Germany and France.


About Alienology, last release of this 5tet

5 stars!
Ken Vos – Jazzism, may/june 2011

...all the pieces create intensely melodic, unobvious structures for
A.Hamilton – The wire – United Kingdom, October 2011

Emblematic of New Dutch Swing, the group boasts a mercurial
mélange of styles that is as diverse as the ethnic backgrounds of its
personnel….Celano and Baggiani’s respective knack for integrating multiple genres into a cohesive writing style facilitates a wide spectrum of sonic possibilities.
With their first decade now behind them, Celano and Baggiani have
demonstrated persistent creativity worthy of greater acclaim. Alienology is an exceptional offering of sophisticated modern jazz and a noteworthy album by any measure. 
Troy Collins – pointofdeparture – Issue 35 – USA, June 2011

Their 4th CD is a ruff melange of lovely melodies, driving rock and
free jazz; full of beautiful fragments thanks to the fine grooves of M.
Baggiani, excellent team work of the reeds (M. Moore and G. Benitez) and sofisticated accompaniment of G. Celano.
Tim Sprangers – Volkskrant- Nederland- januari 2011

The aliens seem to have landed in the heads of the Celano Baggiani Group whom thankfully used their influence for they have created a new science. Let’s hope that this ‘new science’ will give us many more splendid albums like this one

Jazzenzo, Rinus van der Heijden. Nederland, 13 januari 2011

The Celano/Baggiani Group has proven to be a vital and playful
quintet with a surprisingly clear sound
Mischa Andriessen – Jazzmozaïek 3/2011 – Belgium

Frightening, psychedelic, alien!
Alienology has the unusual merit of being unclassifiable. It proposes
another mindset, another connection between the music and the listener … a powerful intergalactic trip. (4stars).
Marcos Maggi – Cuadernos de Jazz – Spain, junio 2011

Nous avions découvert et présenté ce quintette original, co-dirigé par
deux Argentins d’Amsterdam, dans notre Vitrine d’avril 2009. Voici une nouvelle réalisation très soignée, tant par la qualité de l’écriture que par celle de l’interprétation, de l’équilibre des instruments et du son d’ensemble. Contrastes, alliages originaux, finesse et subtilité, sans parler des espaces où chacun apporte sa voix soliste, en particulier celle du toujours remarquable Michael Moore qui trouve ici un cadre parfaitement propice à son jeu.
Jean Buzelin – culture jazz – France, june 2011

…You hear on Alienology first-rate compositions, strong
improvisations, catchy and sometimes exotic themes, inspired solos and a nice combination of muscle and refinement. This is simply a very good record.
Guy Peters – Nederland- DraaiOmJeOren, 18 april 2011.

The CBG puts your fantasy to work from the beginning of the album
to the end. …the Group also displays a powerjazz where you can
shout: yeah!

Jazzism. Eddy Determeyer – Nederland – November 2011.
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C.B.G 5tet feat. Michael Moore, Gorka Benitez and Sven Schuster