This second work of the Navarran saxophonist, Josetxo Goia-Aribe
which consists of a duo for cello and saxophone, does not fail to pleasantly
surprise the mixed audiences who attend his concerts. And here there is
an endeavor to bring together two instruments which are normally found
far apart from each other.
With a repertoire of very original creation and linked to the traditional
music of his region, Josetxo Goia-Aribe creates moments of splendor and
intimacy, which entices the complicity of the audience.
We are faced with an apparently austere assemblage with which Josetxo
Goia-Aribe manages to create moments of both great vibrancy and pure serenity,
where the transformation of traditional Navarran music is patent and which
changes into something novel and contemporary. The effect possesses a
One of these places, a Romanesque Basilica, which is to be found on the
Road to Santiago on the stretch that passes through Navarra, symbolizes
this recording. Its name is Eunate, a historical
meeting point for pilgrims and such people, with their cultures and fusions,
such as might be considered this combination of the saxophone and the
cello. This latter instrument played by Diego Gil
Arbizu, who, along with the accompanying silence of the Church
of Azcàrate, contributed so much to the recording of this disc.