GUITARIST / COMPOSER / IMPROVISER


Barcelona 1965

He began studying musical language and harmony with his grandfather (Josep Baiget),  classical guitar with several teachers (Jordi Belza, Mariano Capella, Guillem Pérez-Quer, William Waters, Danielle Kassner), contemporary music (Joan Munné, Xavier Prats) and flamenco (Manuel Castilla). However, it was by exploring on his own that he developed a personal musical language focused on improvisation, inspired by musicians such as Keith Jarret, Bill Frisell, Ralph Towner or Nguyên Lê.


ON A TIGHTROPE (2022 and beyond)

A project that, from an open and integrating conception of what jazz can mean, brings together a rich background of elements from classical music, flamenco, modal jazz and the so-called drone music (built on one single chord) common to Celtic music, Gregorian chant, medieval music and the ragas of Indian music.

ON A TIGHTROPE  faces in each concert the challenge of being always creating new music in real time. Music conceived to be developed both as a soloist and supported by a solid rhythm section.


UNFINISHED LANDSCAPE (2021 and beyond)

Collaboration with Swiss singer and harpist Mia Ramer. Songs conceived to be developed through inspired improvisations which transform them into images beyond the music.

Playing live UNFINISHED LANDSCAPE  becomes a small collection of instantly created atmospheres that turn each concert into a unique event. An experience that has been immortalised with the release of five tracks on a first album with the same title.


IMPROVISING AROUND THE WORLD (2018 and beyond)

More than two years of a deep personal transformation as a musician and as a human being, following a journey with no fixed direction. A project built slowly, from one country to another, playing in different places in search of different sources of energy, feelings and inspiration.

Now each live concert is an improvisation built from the same musical elements that were used in each place. These elements work as words that weave a discourse in real time. Each new improvisation evokes previous improvisations and transports us to the many spaces trodden.


REVIEWS

Exceeds in originality the usual average of our musical scene in general and jazz in particular. Essentially improvised music that seeks to break down limits and barriers.  - Miquel Jurado (El País)

Progressive music against the tide.  - Jordi Bianciotto (El Periódico de Catalunya)

Instead of playing the instrument, he caresses it with a unique and personal dexterity. What was experienced, felt and enjoyed becomes unforgettable.  - Andrés Rodríguez (La Mañana)

A brave and precious project.  - Pau Benavent (Vilaweb)

A fantastic listening experience. Beautiful music full of beauty, austerity and honesty. Clever movements around musical centres remembering the most beautiful lines of Steve Lacy or Bob Brookmeyer, wonderful changes of melodies, intelligent execution of given material and simply a great listening experience!   - Radu Malfatti

Simply excellent... a warm tone, wonderful improvisation (outstanding!) and an overall sense of depth. Solid groove and wonderful dissonant passages. A breath of fresh musical air.   - Greg Bannoff

Healing music made to fill yourself up with.    - Inés Díaz

Suggestive instrumental pieces and exciting improvised passages. An intimist proposal made for a contemporary audience expecting more than entertainment. - Alan Wing

Poetic and magical music (...) full of beauty and goodness.   - Bruce Soffer

Freedom and discipline, a graphic expression of music and instant composition that is only possible through improvisation. Ideal to be performed live.   - Víctor Nubla

Very interesting. Reminds me the kind of work by Robert Fripp and King Crimson.   - David Enthoven

So nice atmosphere and sound.   - Daniel Filas