Pablo Martín Caminero Trio
Archived: Al Toque
Double Bill 'The Art of the Jazz Flamenco Trio'
Refreshing mix of jazz, classical and flamenco
Flamenco and jazz form a happy marriage. Several new formations proved this at our festival, such as the Alfonso Aroca Quintet (FBN 2017) and the Antonio Lizana Quintet (Intermezzo 2018). The genre is developing rapidly in Spain, with bright young bands and musicians busy making a name for themselves. Nowhere more so than in Madrid, where flamenco and jazz artists from the capital itself, musicians from Andalusia and Cuban instrumentalists have been inspiring each other for the past two decades. Puerto Rican percussionist/trumpet player Jerry González (1949 – 2018) played an important part in this. From this productive melting pot, a distinctive Spanish jazz style has now crystallized: an unmistakable, rhythmic form of jazz with obvious flamenco and (percussive) Cuban influences - a swinging package.
Pablo Martín Caminero, the spectacular and versatile bass player from Madrid’s jazz-flamenco scene, is a musical jack-of-all-trades, playing across all genres, from classical music to jazz to flamenco. In his latest project Al Toque, he builds some solid bridges between jazz and flamenco. The album – which will be presented for the first time at our festival – is a firm jazz salute to the flamenco guitar.
With his trio, Caminero brings his own compositions as well as flamenco guitar classics arranged for piano, bass and drums – a typical jazz line-up, with a touch of classical piano. Al Toque is full of promise, with pieces by string wizards like Sabicas, Manolo Sanlúcar, Moraíto Chico, Vicente Amigo, Cañizares, Rafael Riqueni and of course Paco de Lucía. A world premiere at BIMHUIS.
Pablo Martín Caminero is the Artist in Residence of the Flamenco Biënnale 2021. He will be playing in various formations during the festival.
'Jazz, flamenco and Cuban flair: The musical interaction between the three musicians takes place at the highest level, and musically speaking, they open the doors and let the sunshine in.' - Flamencoagenda.nl
This is part 2 of "The Art of the Jazz Flamenco Trio". See below for part 1, the Daniel García Diego Trio with Travesuras.
This concert is made possible with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)