Chano Dominguez. Cádiz, 1960. Pianist. Pioneer of jazz flamenco and piano virtuoso. This fall he plays the repertoire of Snowball with Martyrdom and presents his album 'Paramus', composed together with the Israeli Hadar Noiberg.Tell me your record. It's a record I'm in love with. I met Hadar Noiberg in Germany two years ago. We discovered that we were neighbors in Brooklyn and spent two years teaching each other music, finding similarities ... Israeli music is full of Andalusian, Ladino, Sephardic inheritance ... The game was to find what united us. We call it the disc of the cafelito , because we have built it based on playing in the mornings, at home, after breakfast. How many discs does it take? I don't know. I lost the account three or four years ago. In my name, more than 20. Then, shared and such, I am unable to count them. And how many can you say you are in love with? I love and hate each one of them. I see all defects. And I never put any, because ... I have already experienced each album once and that's fine. If I didn't know anything about you and I asked you where to start with your music ... I would tell you to search in Chano , because that's where everything I've done after is contained. There was jazz, there was flamenco, there was the popular song ... At that time, was I aware of what I was doing? Consciousness appears over time. From that time what I remember is the crazy desire to play. Some time has been significant time without playing the piano. When I'm not well, I stop. Those days when I play a chord of La, the same chord of La that every day, and it sounds like I want to die, I stop. I can not play for a week but no more. And when he stops, he doesn't think, "I'm going to remember how the piano was played"? Yes. Above all I think of all the melodies that I have in my head. I think: "How am I going to remember?" But then there is a memory that is in the muscles. I imagine the relationship of a pianist with his piano like those players who fail three points and begin to insult his racket. With the piano you have a relationship of love and hate. The piano is a young man waiting for you from frac, who always has to shine, who always has to be in the best room in the house. When I am working a difficult melody, I open it and think that the keys are teeth and that they are laughing at me. The liturgy that imposes on you is much more damn than that of the guitar, for example. Then, in the next life, it will be a violinist. No, in the next life I want the same. I have a great time, I've met wonderful people ... I can only thank you. When did you realize that it was good for this? My mother says I was always a musician. That club pounding with a year and a half and there was already a rhythm, a facility.Has the retirement resolved? I've been quoting since 1992. I only hope that the pensions endure. That and having the physical ability to continue playing until the end as Bebo Valdés did. THE LAST QUESTION: And now that he has played with an Israeli. Is this tension between purists and non-purists, is it everywhere or is it something of flamenco? There will be something, but it is very typical of flamenco. My opinion is that it is fine that there is purism and that we do not forget it, but that it is so that we can transgress.
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