Ximo Tébar is “Marca España” [Spanish Brand], a tasty fusion influenced by the classics, art of methodical virtuosity and daring jazzistic innovation. More than three decades ago, jazz guitarist, composer and producer Ximo Tebar began to promote his own projects fusing jazz with Mediterranean music. He has never stopped playing with jazz giants (Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson, Joey DeFrancesco, Idris Muhammad…). The great jazz organist Lou Bennett presented him in France as a “new guitar talent”, George Benson defined his style as a new voice of the guitar, Benny Golson said about him “He’s astounding”, and the prestigious French magazine Jazz Magazine highlighted him as «Le jazzman espagnol… un improvisateur de aute volée»…
A new twist in the career of Ximo Tebar, the most international Spanish jazz guitarist. From «Son Mediterraneo» to Mainstream Progressive Jazz.
«Tebar has a marked tendency to cyclical. His new work is based on peculiar and progressive recreations of standards by Shorter, Gillespie, Ellington, Desmond, Mingus, Monk, which remind us of his best albums in this line: «Eclipse» (2005) and «Steps» (2008) ). The title of the CD is an intelligent word game in two languages, and also refers to two cuts included in the album: «United» by Wayne Shorter with the collaboration of Jorge Pardo and «Con Alma» by Dizzy Gillespie with the collaboration of Arturo O’Farrill in New York. A new twist in the career of our most international guitarist; uniting «en cuerpo y Con Alma» a new fusion that takes us from «Son Mediterraneo» to Progressive Jazz Mainstream» [José Pruñonosa 15/03/2018]
01 TAKE FIVE [Paul Desmond] 02 GOODBYE PORK PIE HAT [Charles Mingus] 03 CARAVAN [Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol] 04 CON ALMA [Dizzy Gillespie] Feat. Arturo O’Farrill 05 CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ ADAGIO [Joaquín Rodrigo] 06 UNITED [Wayne Shorter] Feat. Jorge Pardo 07 POINCIANA [Nat Simon] 08 BEMSHA SWING [Thelonious Monk].
ALL ARRANGEMENTS WRITTEN BY XIMO TEBAR
XIMO TEBAR [guitar] NATHANIEL TOWNSLEY [drums] DONALD EDWARDS [drums] DOMINIQUE DI PIAZZA [bass] RICKY RODRIGUEZ [double bass] BORIS KOZLOV [bass] ALEX BLAKE [double bass] ARTURO O’FARRILL [piano] JORGE PARDO [flauta] LUIS GUERRA [piano] WILL MARTZ [keyboards & backing vocals] VICTOR MERLO [bass] DAVID PASTOR [trumpet] ROQUE MARTÍNEZ [alt sax] DEBRA FELIÚ [backing vocals] CLAUDIA TEBAR [backing vocals] FERNANDO GARCÍA [percussion]
PRODUCED BY XIMO TÉBAR · EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: AMPARO TÉBAR · RECORDED AT MIXED BY JORGE PEREZ · ART DESING AND PAINTER: REBECA PLANA · LINER NOTES: JOSE PRUÑONOSA