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From 03 November 2018 to 30 December 2021
Guillermo McGill, Dave Liebman/Perico Sambeat, Marco Mezquida, Reinier Elizarde "Negrón", Juan Diego Mateos, Belén Maya, Ana Salazar


“Jazz, poetry, dramaturgy, singing and flamenco dance gather to pay tribute to one of the most complete, profound and generous human beings who have lived in this world. His partner Elvin Jones said once that during the years he shared with him, he was convinced of being part of something beyond life, of having spent eight years of his life close to an angel.
The work we are presenting is an account of a life that is a spiritual, artistic and affective path. We could not do it solely with music, although we take care to introduce some elements that somehow and at some point were part of his work. Poetry, that appears in his masterpiece 'A Love Supreme', flamenco in 'Ole'; singing, from the spiritual songs of his childhood, as well as humility, respect, curiosity for any artistic expression that helps him in his "mission".

The work represents the last 12 years of his life, his musical and spiritual evolution, and we are accompanied by the two loves of his life: Naima (Ana Salazar) and Alice (Belén Maya). The two of them take us through the different stages of his life: his first successes, his disappointment and fall, his struggle to overcome life, his deal with the universe to keep on living, the commitment to return this favour in the form of love, the transformation, the resolution and the beautiful death. In between, the passage from one love to the other.

This idea helps us to use art in the way that Coltrane taught us: searching for new limits without comfort zones, mixing up cultures, mixing up artistic languages, consciously taking risks to find new points of encounter between ourselves.
Juana Casado, in the artistic direction, helps us to confer unity to this message. Jon Andión's poetry bridges the gap between words and music. The dance of Belén Maya and Ana Salazar shows us a loving relationship: that of their characters with the protagonist and that of the dance with the music. Ana Salazar's cante brings Coltrane's melodies to another part of our hearts, along with the lyrics of Luz Valenciano. Reinier Elizarde “Negrón” carries in the double bass his Cuban DNA, that brings to life to the inner rhythm of the whole show. Marco Mezquida turns pain into beauty with his piano. Juan Diego Mateos contributes credibility to the flamenco component with the incomparable sound of his guitar. Coltrane's seal is imprinted on Perico Sambeat’s music since he was 14, up to the point that his alto sax sounds like a tenor when he is playing. Dave Liebman is considered nothing less than Coltrane's heir. Period. And I had this idea a long time ago but only now had I the patience to gather the right partners for this adventure.And I had this idea a long time ago and have only had the patience to gather the right partners for this adventure.”