GRAMMY® Award-winning guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela release their “Jazz” EP today via Rubyworks/ATO at all DSPs and on 12” cloudy orange vinyl (limited to 3,000 copies worldwide and individually numbered). Rod and Gab’s recently released heroic interpretation of “Street Fighter Mas” by tenor sax giant Kamasi Washington, their sublime interplay with flamenco-guitar legend Vicente Amigo on Astor Piazzolla’s timeless “Oblivion,” have helped introduce their magical guitar interplay to a whole new world of music fans. Today, they get to hear the duo’s distinctive take on Snarky Puppy‘s “Lingus.”
“For the final track on the ‘Jazz’ EP, we really enjoyed the challenge of arranging and recording this epic 2014 track by jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy for two guitars,” says Rodrigo.
“The response from our fans to our interpretations of the tracks by Kamasi Washington and Astor Piazzolla has been incredibly gratifying,” adds Gabriela. “We really hope they will now enjoy the ‘Jazz’ EP as a complete listening experience, as it was a blast for us to put all the music together.”
“When I first heard Rodrigo y Gabriela‘s take on ‘Lingus,’ my jaw hit the floor,” says Snarky Puppy‘s Michael League. “Taking a song written for 16 people and doing it with two is no small task, but what struck me most was the way in which they made it their own while preserving the heart of the composition.”
Stream / Download the “Jazz’EP here.
Rodrigo y Gabriela will be celebrating the release of “Jazz” EP with a livestream performance via Dreamstage tonight. The show will take place at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET with an additional airing on May 15 at 8 pm GMT. Tickets are available now.
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Rodrigo y Gabriela are also excited to announce 22 American tour dates. The shows start on September 1 at Boulder, CO’s Chautauqua Auditorium and end October 16 at the Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN. Complete dates below. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 21 at 10am (local). Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan will support on select dates as well as Mexican singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada as noted below.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Tour 2021
1 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium *
3 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater *
4 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center *
8 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield *
10 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theater *
11 – Napa, CA – Oxbow Riverstage Concert Series *
12 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay *
14 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater *
15 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theater
28 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for Performing Arts **
1 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
2 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall **
3 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre **
5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte **
6 – Washington, DC – Anthem
8 – Hershey, PA – Harrisburg University at Hershey Theatre **
9 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre **
10 – New York, NY – Pier 17
11 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall **
14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
16 – Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
* David Keenan support
** Silvana Estrada support