Catalunya (or Catalonia) is a region of northern Spain that includes Barcelona and the Pyrenees. The name Catalunya has been used since the late 11th century. Some historians suggest that Catalunya derives from the name Gothia (“Land of the Goths”). I have put together a jazz compilation that represents the music of modern Catalunya. And I can assure listeners it is in no way gothic! No Cure or Nick Cave in the mix! Most of these tracks represent music from talented contemporary Catalonian jazz artists. You may not recognise the artist’s I have selected, but don’t let that put you off – there is some quality music in the mix. I am always on a mission to educate your taste buds – so put on your shades, pour yourself a cava, relax and dig the vibe!