About

Guillermo Celano

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…”Celano spices his cohesive compositions with stylistic quirks, creating intensely melodic and refreshing frameworks for improvisation – a rare gift…”Amsterdamse Chacarera” mixes chacarera with Dutch new jazz – Argentine melancholy and nuevo tango make for a surging apotheosis of dance”…

The Wire. Andy Hamilton, United Kingdom, july 2015

 …..“The aliens seem to have landed in the head of Celano whom thankfully used their influence for he has created a new science. Let’s hope that this ‘new science’ will give us many more splendid albums “.

Jazzenzo. Nederland, 13/1/2011

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Training

Guitarist and composer Guillermo Celano, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1977. After finishing his musical education at the E.M.P.A. (in Bs.As.) he traveled to Amsterdam where he got his Master degree in music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

During his student period he took lessons with many different musicians: Lee Konitz, Ben Street, Ben Monder, Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Matt Penmann, Peter Bernstein, Nestor Crespo, David Horta, Jesse van Ruller, Arnold Dooyeweerd, Maarten v.d Grinten, John Ruocco and many others.

After finishing his master he followed composition lesson in Amsterdam with master composer Pablo Escande.

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Producer:

Guillermo has produced about 10 cd’s as a band leader and many more as a side man.

His main projects are:

C.B.G (Celano/Baggiani Group)

This group has meanwhile released 6 CDs already: Michael Moore on alt sax and clarinet, Sven Schuster on Double bass and Marcos Baggiani on drums. On the last two CDs Nothing changes (2008) and Alienology (2010) by Trytone Records Gorka Benitez joins the band with tenor sax.

In october 2011 the band expanded the line up to a sextet for the tour in Holland. The quartet teamed up with tenorist Ellery Eskelin and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier.

In 2012 the band has taken a new form and will be working in quartet with some wonderful young musicians: Joachim Badenhorst on tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet and with Clemens van der Feen on double bass. In 2015 the 5th album of the band came out by Trytone records.

www.cbg-music.com

 Co-Leader and co producer of LILY’S DÉJÀ VU .

The Band features Ingrid Laubrock on Sax and Jasper Stadhouders on electric bass. In 2012 the frist CD of the band came out and in january 2015 the band presented their second album “Live in Paradox”.

www.lilysdejavu.com

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Here some of my latest collaborations:

Antimufa

“New ways of Argentinean music”

Natalio Sued on tenor, clarinet and voice, G.Celano on guitar, Adan Mizrahi on double bass and Marcos Baggiani on drums.

Wild Man Conspiracy

“Knots” (Red Piano Records New york 2014) and “Short Stories”  (Red Piano Records New york 2016)

The Band: Gerard Kleijn on trompet, voice and effects, Joost Kesselaar on drums and Guillermo Celano on guitar.

Downbeat (USA) editor’s pick January  2017 (CD “Short Stories”)

“Intriguing!…
The band is clearly centered in the present, taking the listener somewhere completely new. All the material reflects an artistic approach that emphasizes
the importance  of the collective  over individual contributions”…

 

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Composer

He wrote during the last years countless compositions, from solo concerts, duos, trios….. up to octets.

-“De appel die ver van de boom viel” is the name of his fresh new string quartet plus electronics and voice. The cd will be out in 2016.

-North Sea Jazz composition assignment 2013

In 2013 Guillermo Celano won de prestigious North Sea Jazz composition assignment .

-40 years Hothouse

In november 2009 Guillermo was commissioned to write a piece related to the “40th jubileum festival Hot House”. He was chosen as the youngest composer of the pool: Theo Lovendie, Arnold Dooyeweerd and Michiel Braam.

– “My Father held a gun”. Guillermo is wrote the music for the music-theater piece: My Father held a gun.

“Great musicians. The music moved gently from pop to jazz…The music was just right, It supported and added to the theatrical aspect with magic”.

★★★★☆ PERFORMANCE

Theaterkrant. 4 NOVEMBER 2016-STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, OBA, AMSTERDAM Door Mieke Zijlmans gepubliceerd 5 november 2016

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Other activities

– Guillermo Celano gives guitar and composition lessons in Amsterdam.

– He is doing the programing of the BimLabs in het Bimhuis together with Monica Akihari.

– He works for Trytone, a musicians collective with a programming and a record label.

-Since March 2017 he is working as an adviser for the Nederlandse fonds voor de Podiumkunst. FPK.

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Discography:

-“Short stories” (Red Piano Records 2016) Wild Man Conspiracy

Gerard Kleijn on trompet, voice and effects, Joost Kesselaar on drums and Guillermo Celano on guitar.

“Expedition to planet Melu” (Patagonia Records 2016) Pijama and the Patterson

Claudio Tursa on voice and electronics, Gerard Kleijn on trompet and Guillermo Celano on guitar.

“Les indignés” C.B.G (Trytone records 2016) New York project Feat. Ellery Eskelin

Ellery Eskelin on tenor, Guillermo Celano on guitar, Clemens van der Feen on bass and Marcos Baggiani on drums.

“Erasing borders” (Trytone records 2015) C.B.G.

Joachim Badenhorst on tenor sax and clarinet, G. Celano on guitar, Clemens van der Feen on double bass and Marcos Baggiani on drums

“New ways of Argentinean music” (Patagonia records 2015) Antimufa

Natalio Sued on Clarinet, sax and voice; G.Celano on guitar; Adan Mizrahi on double bass and Marcos Baggiani on drums and percussion.

“Live in Paradox” (Chorcho Records 2015) Lily’s déjà vu

Ingrid Laubrock on tenor sax, Guillermo Celano on guitar, Jasper Stadhouders on bass and Marcos Baggiani on Drums

-“Knots” (Red Piano Records NYC 2014) Wild Man Conspiracy

Gerard Kleijn on trompet, voice and effects, Joost Kesselaar on drums and Guillermo Celano on guitar.

-“Reuze reuze” (Trytone Records 2014) The Tight Jans +2

Tijn Jans drums, compositie; Donald Simoen alt sax; Tobias Nijboer contrabas; Guillermo Celano guitar; Jasiek Mischke spoken word; Kieran Klaassen live electronics

-“Music from another ass” (Trytone Records 2013) Lily’s déjà vu

Ingrid Laubrock on tenor sax, Guillermo Celano on guitar, Jasper Stadhouders on bass and Marcos Baggiani on Drums

-“In the moment” (Eyeman records 2013) Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent

Iman Spaargaren on tenor, Dirk Beets on trompet, G.Celano on guitar, Franz von Chossy on keyword, Cord Heineking on double bass and Jasper van Hulten on drums.

-“Thelonious 4 meets Tony Miceli” 2013 (Dottimerecords USA)

Iman Spaargaren on tenor, Tony Miceli on vibes, G.Celano on guitar, Andreas Metzler on drums and Jurjen Bakker on drums.

-“First recordings” 2011 (Ur music) Ur

G.Celano on guitar, Franz von Chossy on Piano, Brice Soniano on double bass and Pepe Garcia on percussion.

Conducted and arrange by composer Diego Soifer.

-“Introducing Gizmo” 2011 (Gizmo records) Gizmo

Edwin Berg on piano, G. Celano on guitar, Rodrigo Reijers on bass and Phillipe Lemm on Drums.

-“Live at the Hot house” 2011 (Ladwig Records) Thelonious 4

Iman Spaargaren on tenor, G.Celano on guitar, Andreas Metzler on drums and Jurjen Bakker on drums.

-“Alienology” (Trytone) 2011 Celano Baggiani Group

Michael Moore (as & cl), Gorka Benitez (ts), Guillermo Celano (guit), Sven Schuster (b), Marcos Baggiani (d).

-Payam (Rayan Music) 2010

Babak Maddah Group (Iraanse Muziek meets jazz)

-“Narcissus” “No2” (W.E.R.F) 2010 Narcissus

Robin Verheyen on tenor sax, Josef Dumoulin on piano, G. Celano on guitar, Clemens van der Feen on Bass and Flin van Hemmen on drums.

-“Big Grin” (Trytone) 2008 Big grin trio

Guillermo Celano on guitar, Rodrigo Reijers on double bass and Flin van Hemmen on drums.

-“Nothing changes” (Trytone) 2008 Celano Baggiani group

Michael Moore (as & cl), Gorka Benitez (ts), Guillermo Celano (guit), Sven Schuster (b), Marcos Baggiani (d).

-“Thelonius 4” (Jazz Amsterdam) 2008 Thelonious 4

Iman Spaargaren on tenor, G.Celano on guitar, Andreas Metzler on drums and Jurjen Bakker

-“Simple Songs” 2007 (MDR) Records Celano Baggiani group

Michael Moore (as & cl), Gorka Benitez (ts), Guillermo Celano (guit), Sven Schuster (b), Marcos Baggiani (d).

-“Figuras” (BAU records) 2005 Celano Baggiani group

Natalio Sued on tenor, Florien Hamer on cello, Rodrigo Reijers and Marcel Kroemker on double bass, Guillermo Celano on guitar and Marcos Baggiani on drums.

-“Istmo”(BAU records) 2003 Intuit quintet

Natalio sued on tenor sax, David Fettmann on alt sax, G. Celano on guitar, Arnold Dooyeweerd on double bass and Flin van Hemmen on drums.

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Reviews

The Music of Guillermo Celano has been reviewed internationally,

hereby some of the reviews of the last years.

C.B.G. (Celano/Baggiani Group) About “Erasing Borders”

“Les Indignés is so beautifully complex that it could be described in language a sommelier may use. There are moments of wistfulness that sit apart from grooves and occasional free blowing and shredding guitar. Five of the eight compositions are quite lengthy and thus open themselves to the patient development of ideas and alternative directions. Some of the ironies that are baked into the composition titles, play themselves out in the paradoxical paths the music follows. As that sommelier might say, the music breathes with life”.

Karl Ackermann, may 2016.

“Erasing Borders, seven Celano compositions reflecting the human and ecological consequences of our lifestyle. Unlike obvious musical propagandists like Phil Ochs or Frederic Rzewski, Celano doesn’t use lyrics or melodrama to make his point. Instead his writing is concerned with nuance and suggestion”.

Ken Waxman, New York City. May 2016

Celano spices his cohesive compositions with stylistic quirks, creating intensely melodic and refreshing frameworks for improvisation – a rare gift…”Amsterdamse Chacarera” mixes chacarera with Dutch new jazz – Argentine melancholy and nuevo tango make for a surging apotheosis of dance”…

The Wire. Andy Hamilton, United Kingdom, july 2015

“STERBEZETTING C.B.G. TEKENT WERELD OM ONS HEEN…Een vulkaan die telkens maar weer uitbarst. En de natuur daardoor voortdurend blootstelt aan nieuwe verschijningsvormen. Vervang de vulkaan door muziek en je krijgt hetzelfde effect, tenminste als je naar C.B.G. luistert: de Celano/Baggiani Group. In zes stukken laten de Argentijnse, in Amsterdam wonende gitarist Guillermo Celano en slagwerker Marcos Baggiani horen hoe de wereld om hen heen verandert en hoe zij daarmee muzikaal omgaan”…

JazzNu, Rinus van der Heijden, Nederland, juny 2015

“Erasing Borders is C.B.G.’s  fifth album, and testament to their maturity as a unit”…

Dalston Sound, Tim Owen, United Kingdom, july 2015.

“Impetuous jazz with an statement… Imaginative, with compositions influenced by improv and displaying the individual qualities of the quartet”.

Jazzenzo, Nederlands, june 2015 by Erno Elsinga.

“This is both Argentine and Amsterdam music, that much is clear… “Erasing Borders” is a varied album, with heavy grooves, rough tenor saxophone solos and electronic pedals violence alongside graceful, playful and funny moments”.

Herman te Loo, JazzFlits, Nederland, June 2015.

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About Wild Man Conspiracy

Downbeat (USA) editor’s pick January  2017 (CD “Short Stories”)

“Intriguing!…
The band is clearly centered in the present, taking the listener somewhere completely new. All the material reflects an artistic approach that emphasizes
the importance  of the collective  over individual contributions”…

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About Lilys Déjà vu:

“This release recorded in the pride of Tilburg, let us hear a band that has embody creativity as its foremost virtue. And as a fine bonus, here and there they burst, crack, shake everything up and then come all neatly together…It’s that balance of freedom, seeming randomness and an impressive solidity which makes this album such a challenge.
It allows you to hear in any case that Lily’s Déjà Vu is a band with its own character and style where the possibilities seem almost endless. To be continued. Hopefully.”Guy Peters, 22.3.15 – Draaiomjeoren

….”This is how a “Delirium” sounds like.
The music of the quartet is recognisable in the name of the band, mysterious, dreamy and sometimes a bit uncomfortable. The music of the quartet could be use as a soundtrack on a thriller”. Ben Taffijn, Draai om je oren, Live in Paradox. Woensdag 21 januari 2015, Tilburg

“…over the course of seven pieces they shake things up a fair bit.
… In Europe the German-born Laubrock has been mining heavier
musics with the intriguingly named Lily’s Déjâ Vu.” Kurt Gottschalk, The New York City Jazz Record 1 feb 2014

En alwéér is er een pareltje toegevoegd aan het Nederlandse improvisatiemuzieklandschap. Vrijwel uit het niets is daar een kwartet met de intrigerende naam Lily’s Déjà Vu. Alle vier wortelen ze in de traditie van vrije improvisatie, maar ze doen veel meer dan dat. Hun speelwijze is als de kringloop van de natuur: licht-donker, wind-windstilte, zon-regen. Maar bovenal als de adem van de mens: in en uit, onverstoorbaar met lak aan tijd en plaats. Dat maakt de muziek van Lily’s Déjà Vu tot een uiterst zeldzaam levend fenomeen.

Concertrecensie. Lily’s Déjà Vu. Paradox Tilburg, 2 oktober 2013, Jazzenzo, Rinus van der Heijden

“De thema’s zijn vooral aanzetten voor levendig improvisatiewerk. Het resultaat is een vet, beweeglijk geluid met grote dynamische contrasten en een mooie continuïtet in de solo’s.

KenVos Nov./Dec. 2013 ****1/2. Jazzism

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Contact:

guillermocelano@hotmail.com / 0031-6-2472 1663

Guillermo Celano.

http://www.guillermocelano.com

http://www.celanobaggianigroup.com