A new twist in the career of Ximo Tebar, from “Son Mediterraneo” to Mainstream Progressive Jazz.
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A new twist in the career of Ximo Tebar, from Son Mediterraneo to Mainstream Progressive Jazz
Ximo Tébar’s new cd “Con Alma & United” [Warner 2018] takes us back to the American era of the progressive mainstream of the guitarist, but with the inclusion of a new ingredient: the addition of the gestures of the Son Mediterráneo, like hardly suggested flamenco cadences, powerfull grooves within a pure jazz and contemporary language… Read all cd notes by José Pruñonosa
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 «Un improvisateur de aute volée»…
For the past 15 years, New York has been virtuoso guitarist Ximo Tébar’s home away from home. The lifelong resident of Valencia, on Spain’s central Mediterranean coast, capped off his latest visit to the States performing with a stellar unit comprising pianist Jim Ridl, bassist John Benitez, drummer Donald Edwards and conguero Fernando García, playing repertoire culled from Tébar’s 2016 release, Soleo, and a forthcoming album titled Con Alma & United, both on Warner Music Spain… Read all review