BIOGRAPHY

Alfredo Merat, Born in Spain in Aug 1961 and raised in Bordeaux France. Alfredo's music leads him to a tightly focused source of inspiration. Jazz based with coloration of French club music the sound is narrow but deep. Repeating modal chord structures allow the individual soloists great room for improvisational themes while keeping the straight-ahead thrust of the music centered. An informed listener explained succinctly...continue

 

EUROPA! EUROPA!

Every summer hordes from Europe hurry to the Hamptons. But here on the East End, those who know where to see a sizzling summer show flock to see Europa, a local band with lots of international flavor. See, hear, and boogie down to Europa at the Stephen Talkhouse, Saracen, Rubi Red, B. Smith's as well as in group shows with New York City bands such as...continue

   

AVANT MUSIC!

EUROPA BRINGS ROCK FUSION TO THE
EAST END
RUBI RED LOUNGE,
WAINSCOTT MAY25,2003

PHOTOS BY PATRICK MCMULLAND/Pmc AND PHYLLIS J. WOLKOFF

   

"Europa Jam Sessions"

At the core is Europa's sound, but invited artists take the center stage, allowing the music to change, move and grow...A final compilation of live recordings and CDs will have a selection of the best moments, grooves, jams and songs performed. This is a new and unique opportunity to promote some of the best performing artists in the area...continue

 

 


Opinion: Europa Thinks Globally and Plays Locally World music at Saracen draws a small crowd, for now.

The loose, impromptu, and ever-changing assemblage of musicians known as Europa performed at Saracen in Wainscott Friday night, as they do every Friday night. Europa, fronted by a Spaniard turned Frenchman turned Sag Harbor resident, Alfredo Merat, plays world music flavored with touches of ...continue

 

 

Nightbeat: Europa Tapes Live

It's 7:15 in the evening and Europa is going through a final sound check. recording levels agreed on, new tape ("almost virgin," percussionist Jay Schneiderman pronounces) mounted on the reel to reel, and they're ready to go.

Bandleader and guitarist Alfredo Merat readjusts his headset, grins, makes a joke to Carl Obrig the saxman, blows off a little stress. Tonight's tape at the Wild Rose in Bridgehampton is destined to be transferred to CD...continue

Alfredo
Europa Studio Project
Overseas Records
631-725-9308 ext. 12
alfredo@overseasrecords.com
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