Next November, I’m going to record my fifth album. BOST in the Basque language means five. I like the sound of the word, and it will be my fifth album, recorded with my quintet, and the tune BOST is written in 5/8, the winds start playing in fifths... you know, concept.
I continue exploring into jazz flamenco, there is still a vast, unexplored terrain in the relations between jazz and flamenco, especially with the double bass. Using flamenco guitar techniques with the double bass or imitating the flamenco singers with the bow is quite a task, but it’s so much fun.
As I write these lines I have ready approximately half of the music. As Duke used to say: “I don't need time, I need a deadline.” That is a great quote. I actually have a deadline, November 7th. I will be lucky enough to play four days in a row at Café Central (Madrid) just before the recording in Camaleón Music Studio with the master engineer and drummer Shayan Fathi.
I have already booked some festivals like Arnedo Jazz Festival, MiraJazz, Auditorio Nacional Madrid and NDR in Hamburg. New adventures are definitely coming.