FLAMENCO STANDARDS

 

Trumpet: Enrique Rodríguez
Guitar: Rycardo Moreno
Double bass: Pablo M. Caminero
Drums: Marc Miralta

 

Photo by Noah Shaye

 

“Flamenco Standards” arises on the initiative of four of the most active musicians of flamenco jazz with the intention of creating a repertoire of themes that come from the genre and bring them together in a book like the standards of North American jazz. The potential songbook is very broad, from Manuel de Falla and Enrique Granados to Jorge Pardo and Paco de Lucia, including themselves or musicians such as Chano Domínguez, Guillermo McGill, Ricardo Pachón, Carles Benavent, Ray Heredia and a long list of authors of whose compositions you can take subjects in the form of standards on which to improvise.

These four veterans of the genre have devoted a large part of their careers to finding a way to bring flamenco and jazz closer, and from there to approach the freedom to which all musicians, especially improvisers, aspire to find.

The four lead their own bands and come together in “Flamenco Standards” to investigate and create a wide repertoire of themes with which so many great musicians have been creating the already flamenco jazz genre.