Cantes de Levante and soleares de Triana interpreted with an orchestration that includes, as an innovative element, the sound of the saxophone. This project has been developed over a period of three years by Gautama del Campo and a group of musicians of renowned reputation in the world of flamenco and jazz to be presented at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión, obtaining the recognition of the jury, which awarded him the first Filón Prize for the best flamenco instrumentalist 2015.
Saxoleá features the author's latest compositions. Gautama delves into the flamenco cantes of Levante and Triana making a very personal transcription in his way of interpreting. Inspired by certain jazz and flamenco themes, which find in their fusion a new expressive and creative channel, the themes of Saxoleá are inspired by the flamenco forms of the Levante and Seville area, such as levantica, tarantas, mineras and the cantes of Triana.
Saxoleá has built an imaginary bridge between flamenco, jazz and other root music. The warm sonority of his saxophone, the way of melting the sounds like glissando, loaded with emotion, together with a great expressive sensibility at the time of interpreting captivate the spectator.
The formation is made up of essentially flamenco sounds such as guitar, cajón and cante hondo, along with others that add clear elements of fusion with other music, such as alto sax and double bass. His experience already has an important journey, which includes his passage through various international festivals such as the New Music Seminar in New York (USA), Womad de Bristol (UK), Jazz Rally in Düsseldorf, Jazz Festival San Luis (Senegal), Womad de Cáceres, Algiers Festival and so on.
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