The Bartha/Arnedo Quartet
is a collaboration between the Hungarian pianist Matyas Bartha and the Spanish drummer Guillem Arnedo. They have been playing together since 2015, when Arnedo and Bartha met in New York City. The band features Pol Omedes Casacuberta on trumpet, a successful bandleader with a distinctive musical voice. He recently received the Spanish Prize For Young Talent (Joven Talento) 2020, by the Associació de Músics de Jazz i Música Moderna de Catalunya (AMJM). One can hear how this ensemble loves acoustic sounds and the true, elegant art of swing. They play original music like Guillem’s Lazy Lady, special melodies from composers like J.S. Bach, and lesser-known standards from the Great American Songbook. Together, these musicians create a deep, refreshing sound. For their first recording they chose four delicate songs. There is more to come in the future.