8:30pm – Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
Price: €16 / Concessions: €14 / Friends of the FG: €13
This project is the result of an initiative from four of this country’s most active jazz musicians. We all know their names but you can find them on this page, in the band’s information file. Among them, of course, is the artist who headlines this concert: Pablo Martín Caminero.
Pablo is a quite unique double bass player. Much of his work is influenced by the great artists of the flamenco world, but also, when jazz is the protagonist of the initiatives he undertakes, by Charles Mingus or Oscar Pettiford. What remains is an exceptional performer, a musician of exquisite taste when it comes to drawing out a melody. He is the same person who ventured into the realm of Baroque music with Hipocampus; who became involved in opera projects with José Manuel Zapata, and who, a couple of years ago, endorsed the first instalment of the “Flamenco Standards” series of albums, which had its première at this festival.
“Bost”, which means “five” in Basque, brings us eight new flamenco jazz compositions, that musical speciality that is no longer based on the accumulation of ingredients from both languages, because there is in fact no dividing line between them. Both styles flow naturally, seamlessly, into the bassist’s inspiration. A jazzman with a flamenco heart, or, if you think it’s more appropriate, a flamenco artist with the spirit and intentions of a jazzman. That’s Pablo Martín Caminero for you.