The first album produced by esMADRIDmusic, a project which has now been added to the four communication channels promoting the city of Madrid, blends improvisation and western jazz rhythms with melodies inspired by such traditional Spanish musical styles as zarzuela, chotis, copla and cuplé, all combined with a passion for flamenco. Music inviting you to close your eyes and take a walk around the city. And remember you can purchase the album at the new shop at Plaza Mayor's Madrid Tourism Centre.
The CD -produced and carried out by Javier Martín and Paco Bastante, and distributed by Warner Music- opens up with Bella Enamorada, a big band version of the romanza in the operetta El Ultimo Romántico, by Reveriano Soutillo and Juan Vert. José Juan M. Pantoja is the name behind Tangos del Rastro, while Doménech Latorre and Guillem Gallofré together wrote Dreaming Chueca. Behind the remaining tracks is Paco Bastante, a Madrid-born musician and composer who has worked alongside performers such as Joaquín Sabina, Pasión Vega and Juan Perro among others.
A big band version of the romanza in the operetta El Ultimo Romántico.
A tribute to this wonderful cinema-filled avenue to the fast-paced rhythm of this part of town. This swing number takes us back to the black and white Madrid which we have all seen in old photos.
Spanish guitar, hand-clapping and plenty of art in this musical tribute to this unique street-market.
A chill-out approach to the modernity of a lively neighbourhood, full of life and pulsing with the latest trends.
Madrid is an international port which attracts people from all over the world. This track reflects its multicultural spirit, the dive bars where you can hear live music, jam sessions packed with musicians from every corner of the globe. A fiesta.
Music to enjoy peacefully this beautiful square, one of the most charming spots of Madrid.
A vision of the city at dusk from any vantage point. Looking up at the skies in Madrid.
A balance between flamenco and classical... As if Boccherini had heard Los Habichuela playing in a bar in the Lavapiés district!
A composition that tries to convey the excitement the author felt as a child, going hand-in-hand with his father to the summer cinema sessions at the Melonera popular celebrations in Arganzuela district.