Coll, the harmonica player has just released his first solo album.
It is entitled Under the Wings and contains a whole variety of sounds from
Blues to Afrofunk, Latin, Hip Hop and Funk. Buddy Miles, Tonky de la Peña,
Mick Taylor, Los Reyes del KO, Guitar
Crusher, Herb Hardesty, Aron Burton, Tino Gonzales, Rico McClarrin, Cris
Rannenberg, Robye Edwards, “Lichis”, Keith Dunn, Peter Crow C, “Detroit”
Gary Wiggings, Malcolm Scarpa, Ñaco Goñi, Carlos Dalelane and Sax Gordon are
some of the musicians that have participated in this double CD. It reflects
the last 15 years of the musical career of this great harmonica player. Some
of the tracks had been released in the past and others have been recorded
especially to mark the occasion.
Marcos Coll and Adrián Costa began playing together in Santiago de
Compostela in 1992 following a great friendship and strong musical
connection, with the common denominator being the blues.
After forming different groups like the Red Blues Band and Bluerags, they
settled in Madrid in 1999 and would soon form part of a band who were
veterans of the Spanish blues, the Tonky Blues Band. With them, they took
part in numerous jazz and blues festivals throughout Spain as well as
accompanying prestigious artists like Amar Sundy,
Zack Prather, and the legendary Mick
Taylor (ex Rolling Stones) and
Buddy Miles (Jimi
Hendrix, Santana) with whom, in addition to
playing live, they have collaborated in recording sessions. As a duo, they
achieve a close chemistry, extending this natural connection to their
audience, who have been won over since the first chords were struck.
In their music, all types of influences common to blues, can be detected,
from jazz, to ragtime and gospel. Their repertoire is never lacking in
blues classics like “Need my babe” (W. Horton), “Woman don’t lie” (L.
Johnson), and “Tight dress” (G. Smith), as well as other jazz and soul
tracks “I left my heart in San Francisco”, “Yesterdays”, “Revelation”
and “Wade in the water” amongst others. All of these transform their music
into a compendium of colours and textures that could leave nobody feeling