In this episode, saxophonist, composer and bandleader Bernard van Rossum joins Pat to discuss his project the BvR Flamenco Big Band and their most recent album Luz de Luna. We talk about how he started writing for and leading his own large ensemble, his approach to melding jazz and flamenco music and the recording of their second album (featuring some very special guests).
Bernard recommended Seamus Blake's 2015 album Superconductor as well as the photography exhibition Human Nature by Lucas Foglia currently on display at FOAM in Amsterdam until the 15th of April 2018.
Music featured in this episode:
"La Gaviota" and "Luz de Luna" from the BvR Flamenco Big Band's album Luz de Luna.
Bernard van Rossum - soprano saxophone, composition, arrangements & lyrics
Antonio Serrano - harmonica
David de Jacoba - voice
Carlos de Jacoba - guitar
Maria Marin - voice
Edsart Udo de Haes - flamenco guitar
Udo Demandt - percussion & cajon
Miguel Hiroshi - palmas & percussion
Jasper van Damme, Miguel Ortega, Joao Driessen, Fernando Sanchez & Bruno van der Haegen - saxophones & other woodwinds
Gerhard Ornig, Bruno Calvo, Gidon Nunes Vaz & Evgeniy Bondarev - trumpets
Jos van de Heuvel, Oliver Emitt, Matthias Konrad & Pablo Martinez - trombones
Xavi Torres - piano
Marco Zenini - bass
Joan Terol - drums