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María Toro -whose last album, “Araras”, has found the way to erase the fine line that separates the composer from the performer by making both appear at the same time- has found her place in the world, synthesising the cultures of jazz and flamenco. There is also a lot of fertile Brazilian influence going on in “Araras”, a name that also alludes to a town in the state of Sâo Paulo.
Recorded in Río de Janeiro in 2017, “Araras” featured the collaboration of Hermeto Pascoal on the melodica and vocals, apart from a large number of musicians María trusts in. This artist from Corunna reached this international crossroads after a long journey with her errant flute through very different musical territories.
She started making incursions into traditional Galician and Portuguese music, but she soon saw the light of jazz. Madrid was her first destination, in 2005, and it was here that she started to become interested in and to frequent the flamenco scene. And with flamenco, it wasn’t long before Jorge Pardo arrived. In 2012, María was called up by Flamenco on Route, a prestigious Swiss company with which she frequently tours on a regular basis. This tenacious traveller promises to continue making Madrid the base for her new projects.
Components María Toro: flute: tambourine: compositions and arrangements Andrés Litwin: drums Antonio Miguel: double bass David Sancho: piano