GEORGE HASLAM, saxo barítono
RUBEN FERRERO, piano y accesorios
ROBERTO VIERA, percusiones
El dúo integrado por Haslam y Ferrero desde los años 1993 hasta la fecha (2021)
integra al percusionista Viera para realizar diversos conciertos en la City porteña.
Una suerte de variadas músicas y géneros donde prima la improvisación.


Un puente de comunicación entre el jazz y sus raíces africanas.

El dúo tiene 20 años realizando giras por Europa con importantes elogios de la crítica especializada, y cuenta con varias ediciones discográficas. También participó en festivales de jazz de Europa y en Argentina. Haslam interpreta el saxo barítono y el Tarogato, y Ferrero ejecuta el piano, teclados, pianica, voz y percusión.

HASLAM / FERRERO junto al FERRERO ART ENSAMBLE. marzo del 2018 en la AMIA.









cd WORDS UNSPOKEN, baladas standar de jazz clásicas, editado en SLAM RECORD (LONDON)

“Unspoken Words” (Traducción aprox. al español)
La balada fue históricamente una historia con música, tal vez diciendo de un evento con simples líneas melódicas repetidas – principios de ‘redes sociales’,
tal vez. En el siglo 19 la balada se había convertido en una canción sentimental de ‘salón’. Durante la primera mitad del siglo 20 la balada moderna llegó a lo que muchos consideran su pico como una combinación de las palabras y la música.
Estas canciones fueron casi siempre así, en cierto modo, contando una historia –
por lo general una romántica. Las melodías de las baladas son lo suficientemente fuertes, sensibles y lo suficientemente apasionado para expresar sus sentimientos, incluso sin las palabras. Esta colección surgió simplemente de un amor de estas canciones y el deseo de jugar con ellos, invitando a amigos a que contribuyan. Un formato simple de la música tuvo como objetivo, con no más de 2 músicos en una sola pista. Quiero agradecer a Irmgard Hüppe para el diseño de obras de arte, Eric Smith para la masterización y la compilación y los músicos invitados que añaden tanto a la colección.

Invitados especiales.
Ruben Ferrero – piano
Mike Hallett – selwyn guitar
Kershaw –  bass
Waterman – flugelhorn
Messore – guitar.
George Haslam, sax bariton

The ballad was historically a story set to music, maybe telling of an event or person over simple repeated melodic lines – early ‘social networking’ perhaps. By the 19th century the ballad had become a sentimental ‘drawing room’ song. During the first half of the 20th century the modern ballad reached what many consider its peak as a combination of words and music. These songs were almost always from musical shows thus, in a way, still telling a story – usually a romantic one.
The melodies of these ballads are strong enough, sensitive enough and passionate enough to convey their feelings even without the words.
I want to thank Irmgard Hüppe for the artwork design, Eric Smith for mastering and compiling and the guest musicians for their tracks, which add so much to the collection.
George Haslam

The text as above plus the recording details:

1          A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON  (Kalmer/Ruby)          
2          BLUE BOSSA                                       (Dorham)
3          IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD                (Ellington)
4          I WON’T SEND ROSES                           (Herman)
5          NAIMA                                                         (Coltrane)
6          EL DIA QUE ME QIERAS                         (Gardel)
7          HOW INSENSITIVE                                              (Jobim)
8          WHERE OR WHEN                                    (Rodgers/Hart)
9          BODY AND SOUL                                                 (Green)
10        I MAY BE WRONG                                    (Sullivan/Ruskin)
11        I LOVES YOU PORGY                              (Heyward/Gershwin)
12        IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD                   (Ellington)
13        STARDUST                                                  (Carmichael)                          

Tracks 1, 2, 10 & 13 Haslam baritone sax, Ferrero piano. Rec. 22 Oct. 2012 MTT Estudio, Buenos Aires by Damian Poliak..
Tracks 3 & 9 Selwyn guitar. Rec 17 July 2012 Studio Octopia, Weymouth by Mike Hallett, produced by Rob Koral.
Tracks 4 & 7 Haslam baritone sax, Kershaw bass. Rec. 23 Dec 2012 Abingdon Music Centre by George Haslam.
Tracks 5 & 11 Waterman flugelhorn (5) trumpet (11), Messore guitar. Rec. 16 March 2013 Plum Pudding Studios, Dargate by Steve Waterman.
Track 6 Haslam baritone sax. Rec. 15 Nov. 2012 at home by George Haslam.
Tracks 8 & 12 Haslam baritone sax, Waterman flugelhorn.(8), trumpet (12) Rec. 13 Jan 2013 Abingdon Music Centre by George Haslam.
This collection came about simply from a love of these songs and a desire to play them, inviting friends to contribute. A simple music format was aimed at, with no more than 2 musicians on any one track

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CD “Words Unspoken”

Comentarios acerca del CD “Words Unspoken”

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A collection of ballads by George Haslam baritone sax, with guests Steve Waterman trumpet and flugelhorn, Ruben Ferrero piano, Esmond Selwyn guitar, Dan Messore guitar and Steve Kershaw double bass. Thirteen solo and duo tracks.

A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON George Haslam & Ruben Ferrero
BLUE BOSSA George Haslam & Ruben Ferrero
I WON’T SEND ROSES George Haslam & Steve Kershaw
NAIMA Steve Waterman & Dan Messore
HOW INSENSITIVE George Haslam & Steve Kershaw
WHERE OR WHEN George Haslam & Steve Waterman
BODY AND SOUL Esmond Selwyn
I MAY BE WRONG George Haslam & Ruben Ferrero
I LOVES YOU PORGY Steve Waterman & Dan Messore
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD George Haslam & Steve Waterman
STARDUST George Haslam & Ruben Ferrero


31/05/2014. Michael Steinman

There is nothing that saxophonist George Haslam, who celebrates the 25th anniversary of his SLAM imprint this year, can’t play and the ballad treatments of Words Unspoken find him conjuring shades of Carney and Mulligan, as well as referencing Ben Webster’s vibrato and post-tone breathing while, of course, filtering all through his own approach. This disc of duets and solos does not so much deconstruct the
ballad as present it in three dimensions, elucidating it from multiple instrumental angles. Contrast the two versions of “In a Sentimental Mood”: in guitarist Esmond Selwyn’s intimate rendition, harmony is king, even in the way he reemphasizes and transforms the melody’s harmonic implications each time it is stated; when Haslam and trumpeter Steve Waterman lay down their version of the same tune, it becomes a study in harmonic implication and resolution through
counterpoint. This sinewy and often elusive approach becomes especially interesting when each player solos as harmonic control is bandied about in a friendly game of tag. A somewhat similar path is taken when Haslam and bassist Steve Kershaw slide effortlessly through “I Won’t Send Roses”, but no such harmonic ambiguities cloud the horizon during “A Kiss to Build a Dream On” and “Blue Bossa”, both courtesy of Haslam and pianist Ruben Ferrero. Haslam’s penchant
for rhythmic freedom opens the tune, more blue than bossa, and the way the duo elongates bossa rhythm upon Ferrero’s lush entrance is both natural and thoroughly enjoyable

(Michael Steinman The New York City Jazz Record)

25/04/2014 Rotcod Zzaj

George Haslam – WORDS UNSPOKEN: Some splendid ballad work from George’s baritone sax, with guests Steve Waterman on trumpet/flugelhorn, Ruben Ferrero on piano, Esmond Selwyn on guitar, Dan Messore guitar and Steve Kershaw doing double bass. A beautiful slow-start on the opener, “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” is very satisfying indeed. The double bass intro on “I Won’t Send Roses” will be played over & over on your playlists… a definite laid-back groove. It was the 7:56 rendition of “Naima” that got my vote for favorite of the thirteen tunes offered up for your ongoing aural adventure, though… sweet is the best word I can think of to describe this! I give George & crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this one.

Get more information at the SLAM PRODUCTIONS website for this CD. Rotcod Zzaj.

01/11/2013. Vittorio Lo Conte

Il sassofonista baritono George Haslam è un musicista e produttore speciale, che non fa mistero di avere una predilezione per l´avanguardia, ma non dimentica quelli che sono i grandi standards, quelle canzoni conosciute da tutti e su cui i jazzisti amano improvvisare adeguandosi alla struttura di accordi. È così che fra un disco e l´altro produce qualcosa che è anche per quei palati sopraffini che cercano appunto la bellezza dell´esecuzione ed il grande standard. I brani che ci presenta sono registrati in giro per il mondo, in solo o in duo, per lo più c´è Haslam, ma ci sono dei brani in duo del trombettista Steve Waterman insieme al chitarrista Dan Messore, le imperdibili Naima e I Loves You Porgy, oppure In a Sentimental Mood eBody and Soul eseguite dalla chitarra solitaria diEsmond Selwyn. Altrove è George Haslam all´opera, in duo insieme al pianista argentino Ruben Ferrero, al chitarrista Dan Messore, al contrabbassista Steve Kershaw ed al trombettista Steve Waterman. Che sia un disco speciale lo si capisce fin dall´inizio, poi la musica prende il sopravvento e la bellezza dei brani e delle esecuzioni lascia senza parole. Qualcosa come Naima è una gemma da antologia, ma è certo che il resto e l´intero disco non passano inosservati all´ascolto.

Vittorio Lo Conte

16/09/2013. Bruce Lee Gallanter


Words Unspoken: Duets (Slam 329; UK) Personnel: George Haslam on bari sax, Steve Waterman on trumpet & flugel, Esmond Selwyn & Dan Messore on guitars, Ruben Ferrero on piano and Steve Kershaw on acoustic bass. Baritone sax and Slam label head, George Haslam, keeps busy playing in a variety of bands both in England as well as in South America where he visits and records on occasion. Haslam has recorded free music with Lol Coxhill, Borah Bergman and Paul Rutherford. He has also recorded more Straight jazz with Mal Waldron and some of those lesser known South American musicians. All of the thirteen songs here are relatively well-known standards. Mr. Haslam has a warm lovely tone on bari saxi plays these songs with elegance and grace. Guitarist Esmond Selwyn, trumpeter Steve Waterman and pianist Ruben Ferrero are also gifted jazz musicians who also play these old school gems superbly. Although I listen to so little straight jazz nowadays, I did find these performances to be most charming and inventive on a more restrained level. Highlights include “I Won’t Send Roses”, “How Insensitive” and “I Love You Porgy”.

Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG