Gabriel Rios Solo
After his first album ‘Ghostboy’ (2004), Gabriel Rios was repeatedly described as the ‘Puerto Rican of Ghent’. It would be incorrect to consider this statement to be a lie, since this globe-trotter alternates Ghent with Chinatown, New York. Because Rios doesn’t like to take the easy ways out, he is always chasing new challenges.
While searching for the ultimate limits of his talent, Rios is not shying away from collaborations, such as those with percussionist Kobe Proesmans and Jef Neve, with who he performed at Gent Jazz Festival five years ago. With this same trio he recorded ‘The Dangerous Return’. This album was described as a surprising album, without the typical Rios-sound, even if this sound can be interpreted in many different ways. Last year he brought out ‘Two Compilations’, an overview of 18 singles from his three previous albums, with some new songs and live recordings added to it. It must be said, musically, the man does more and more as he pleases to do.
This concert, Rios will be accompanied by bassist Ruben Samama, who is principally known as the bassist of the Jef Neve Trio and the Yuri Honing Quartet.