“Pin's vibrant arrangements are done a great service by the uniformly impressive musicians who give them life, and, in no small measure, by the excellent production values. The music sounds somewhat more Brooklyn than Galicia but this is a small quibble against writing and playing of precision and verve”.
Ian Patterson, All About Jazz
"A textured feast that hits both the visceral and cerebral senses hard and leaves one curious as to what may be in store in the future. Marcos Pin is a name to remember!."
Brent Black, Critical Jazz
“Pin's arrangements mix big band swing and bop influences with great success, resulting in an album which harks back to the middle of the twentieth century while sounding exciting, fresh and cool in the twenty- first”.
Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
“Stylishly and confidently executed, Barbanza is a delightful big band set and well worth checking out”.
Tokyo Jazz Notes
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Javier Pereiro "GDJazz", trumpet and fluguel.
Luis Miranda, trombone and euphonium.
Pablo Castaño, alto saxophone and flute.
Xose Miguelez, tenor saxophone.
Toño Otero, tenor and baritone saxophones.
Ton Risco, vibes.
Marcos Pin, guitar.
Manolo Gutierrez, piano.
Juansy Santomé, double bass.
Max Gomez, drums.
Recorded at Boom Studios, Porto, Portugal by Joao Bessa.
Mixed by Ben Rubin at The House of Cha Cha, Brooklyn, New York.
Mastered by Gene Paul at G&J Studio, Union City, New York