8:30pm – Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
Price: €16 / Concessions: €14 / Friends of the FG: €13
With the same frequency as the swallows in that famous poem, flautist and composer María Toro returns to JAZZMADRID. She visits us to present her multi-coloured palette and the ideas with which she has recently constructed the compositions she has included in her new album, “Fume”. She will also be occupying a larger stage and playing to a bigger audience than in her previous visits to Madrid, which is no more than she deserves.
“Fume” (“Smoke” in Galician) is a homage to the home of her grandparents in Xerdiz, the village in Galicia where María was raised. In the words of the artist herself, “Fume” also represents the end of a trilogy that began with the release in 2014 of “A Contraluz” (Against the Light), which she recorded in New York, and continued in 2016 with “Araras”, which she recorded in Rio de Janeiro. As some of you may remember, she presented “Araras” in this festival last year.
As in both her other works, “Fume” presents a healthy cross section of styles. Flamenco is the source of all her melodies, but the album also borrows several ingredients from Brazilian popular music and, of course, from jazz. And, in order to make this dream possible, the album credits guest stars such as Chano Domínguez on piano, and a group of musicians that will accompany her today in her presentation on the stage of the Fernán Gómez Theatre.