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tiritiuk

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Here in Spain, we don´t have many international sax players. There are just two, Pedro Iturralde Perico Sambeat (this one has an entre in the Rough Guide to Jazz). Also because jazz is not a deep rooted style in Spain (it´s becoming more popular nowadays, but it´s a long road).
The few musicians interested in jazz came from diferent styles, mainly from flamenco, so the started to experiment with jazz and flamenco. Paco de Lucia, the most famous and glorious guitar player) began to do this back to 60´s with Pedro Iturralde
Here you have a couple of examples of this exotic mixture
Pedro Iturralde with Paco de Lucia
View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDgC8OKeMBg&feature=related


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Hope you enjoy!

Cheers
Jose
 
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Young Col

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Jose, that reminds me, my Rough Guide to Jazz needs updating as Pedro Sambeat is not in my copy (an indispensible book though).

For flamenco guitarists, I had an album years ago of Carlos Montoya. I thought he was terrific.
YC
 

kevgermany

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For flamenco guitarists, I had an album years ago of Carlos Montoya. I thought he was terrific.
YC

Wow, I thought I was the only one who'd heard of him. I've still got two direct cut LPs of his. Just need a decent deck to move them to CD.
 

AndyB

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Hola Jose, I played flamenco guitar semiprofessionally here in the US for 10 years. Stopped after an elbow injury 2 years ago and picked the sax up again after many years. I used to play for a dancer from Jerez whose brother played soprano sax in flamenco groups there. He was pretty good from the videos she had of him. Glad you're loving jazz and championing the sax there in Spain.
 
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Alice

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Glad I found this thread and wondering if there are any other sax players like this.
 

Alice

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Ahhhh....... I see.. i've comitted the ultimate faux pas by resurrecting an old thread, but it's still relevant.. My question is a genuine one. I've only just discovered James Carter by using the links here which provided other resources in the side bar. I don't know WHY it's taken me so long! :) And of course.. I still want to find more Spanish sax players to listen to.
 

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aldevis

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If the country where someone is born is important, I think that Jorge Pardo was born in Spain and Julian Argüelles might have Spanish or Basque origins.
 

Alice

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If the country where someone is born is important, I think that Jorge Pardo was born in Spain and Julian Argüelles might have Spanish or Basque origins.
Thanks Aldevis :) Well, I must admit, it was the Op's description of the Spanish sax players approaching jazz from diferent styles, mainly from flamenco, which caught my interest. Only in the context of the thread would the country of birth be important, otherwise no.
 

kevgermany

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Ahhhh....... I see.. i've comitted the ultimate faux pas by resurrecting an old thread, but it's still relevant..
If we deleted all the old threads, others would complain about constantly seeing the same questions.

Bringing an old thread to life is better. It keeps things in one place, works better for searches and doesn't trash work that's gone before.
 

flamingoer

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Back to Spanish sax players - Barcelona hosts the amazing Sant Andreu Jazz band for startlingly good players from as young as 6 to around 18 years old. It's run by multi instrumentalist Joan Chamorro. Some lovely stuff on you tube with Scott Hamilton among other guests, as well as a full length feature 'A Film about Kids and Music'
 

kevgermany

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Barcelona hosts the amazing Sant Andreu Jazz band for startlingly good players from as young as 6 to around 18 years old. It's run by multi instrumentalist Joan Chamorro

They've got some great videos/cds available. Well worth ordering.
 
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