Since I can remember, people have commented that I have a 'Spanish' sound. I'm not too sure what that means. Do I sound like a guitar or a bloodied bull in an arena? Perhaps they are picking up on a fascination with Spanish culture and history. I'm intrigued by Andalusian music from Spain and North Africa - of lyricism set again rhythmic complexity.
I assumed that trumpet featured prominently in Spanish music. Sure it can be heard in film scores and some orchestral works but I was quite taken aback to learn that it was just a little add on /frilly filler in some modern flamenco recordings.
Bacalau is an attempt to redress this imbalance: to try to meld the flamenco guitar and percussion with the trumpet.
Bacalau, the salted cod essential to so many Spanish dishes, needs to be seasoned to bring out entirely original dishes.
Bacalau is having a rare appearance at the Brisbane Jazz Club this coming Friday night. Check out the details on the poster.