World-class musicians join Vicéns in his discographic debut, such as legendary bassist Eddie Gómez (Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd) and tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, both Grammy winners. He's also joined by sax player Jonathan Suazo (Paoli Mejias); pianist Eduardo Zayas (Charlie Sepulveda); Australian-born, New York-resident bassist Matt Clohesy (Seamus Blake, Alan Ferber, Jon Gordon) and Mexican-born drummer Vladimir Coronel. All of them are amongst the most sought-after musicians in the local jazz scene in Puerto Rico and New York.
"Gabriel Vicéns is a creative musician that displays a new vision on the guitar and in the music that he's written for his album "Point In Time""
- Eddie Gómez
All the tunes on the CD were penned by Gabriel Vicéns. “This record has a lot of energy, as well as a natural, pleasant melodic inclination”, says Vicéns. “It's in a ‘modern jazz’ vein, but at the same time it uses many elements from diverse musical genres. I think it's one of those records that should be listened from beginning to end, since all the themes follow a structured order”.
Gabriel Vicéns started seriously delving into music by the age of 14. His growing passion for jazz began at the age of 16, and just a year later he started playing in local clubs with some of the best local jazz musicians. After completing high school, he received an Outstanding Musicianship Award and a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music but instead he decided to go to the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico to complete a Jazz Performance Major in Jazz Guitar. As a student, he had the opportunity to play, learn, and grow friendships with Miguel Zenón, Eddie Gómez, Kenny Werner, David Sánchez, Jon Faddis, Bill Boris, Charlie Sepúlveda, Danilo Pérez, Luis Marín, Fernando Mattina and Paoli Mejías. In 2010 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Conservatory as the first jazz guitarist. “Point in Time” is his first album as a leader.