Pablo Martín Caminero(Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1974), completed his studies in classical double bass at the Vienna High School in 1999. After this stage, he moved to Madrid where he began his career as a performer, composer and producer.
The diversity of musical styles he is interested in, has led him to collaborate with artists and projects of various genres such as Jorge Pardo, Gerardo Núñez, bandArt, Hippocampus, Chano Domínguez, Niño Josele, Rocío Molina, Enrike Solinís, Rosario “Tremendita”, and a long list of flamenco, jazz, classical and baroque projects.In parallel, this versatility encourages him to compose music for films and advertising campaigns since 2006.He released 6 albums to his name to date: Doméstica(BOST, 2005), El Caminero(BOST, 2011), O.F.N.I.(BOST, 2014), Salto al vacío(BOST, 2016) and Bost(BOST, 2020), Al Toque(KARONTE, 2021). In quintet format, the double bass player develops a repertoire of his own compositions where he expresses his musical vision based on two closely linked pillars: jazz and flamenco.
He released in June 2021, Al Toque, his first in trio format (with Moisés P. Sánchez on piano and Paquito González on percussions), in which he covers 9 of the great works written for the flamenco guitar.
In 2016, he has led to stage the project Double Bachwith the choreographer Antonio Ruz, in which he plays 2 cello suites from J. S. Bach in pizzicato. He has also collaborated with Antonio Ruz as symphonic composer in the Ballet Nacional de España production of Electra, and for In Paradisium of Compañía Nacional de Danza.
He continues with his intense musical activity through his own project, as well as the shows with ‘Enrike Solinís & Euskal Barrokensemble’, Abe Rabade Trío, Fellini Quartet, Bolita Trío, Ana Morales, Daniel García Diego…
Pablo Martín Caminero Trio Al Toque
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Moisés P. Sánchez piano
Paquito González percussions
The flamenco guitar is, in my opinion, one of the most original manifestations of the human imagination. Almost ten years with Maestro (my Maestro) Gerardo Núñez have made me get to know very closely the technical, musical and psychological challenges faced by concert flamenco guitarists. The endless technical and musical possibilities that these musicians bring to life with six strings and 18 frets is overwhelming. I can’t think of any instrument that has reached such heights of imagination when it comes to using technical resources to make music. And from that “toque”, from that torrent of combinations of fingers and strings, the music of Flamenco emerges.
I have spent years thinking about how to adapt that musical world that I admire so much to my instrument and my way of seeing music. Finally, this trio in which I am accompanied by a native flamenco, Paquito González, and a natural improviser, Moisés P. Sánchez, has been the medium I have chosen to bring nine great flamenco compositions by eight great guitar masters and composers, to the recordingstudio. Ireally just had to start transcribing and see what happened, and this album is the result.