Ismael Alcina, electric bass and composition
Jesús Lavilla, piano (2,3)
Néstor Giménez, piano (1,7)
Pau Figueres, spanish guitar (6)
Rycardo Moreno, flamenco guitar (4)
David Domínguez, percussion (1,6,7)
Javier Katumba, percussion (2,3)
David León, drums (2,3)
Nano peña, drums (4)
Aleix Tobías, drums (1,7) and pestle (7)
(Youkali music, 2020)
“Scheria is the island where the second part of Homer’s Odyssey takes place. According to the Greek geographer Strabo and several researches, that mythical place may have been located at the confines of the then known western world. Is the present-day Cadiz located on Homer’s island?” (I. Alcina)
With this premise, the bass player and composer Ismael Alcina presents his second album as a nostalgic tribute to his Cádiz roots through this literary simile. The composition is based on different flamenco palos and is inspired by the chapters of The Odyssey that take place in Scheria (Cantos V to XIII), making a parallelism between the passage of Ulysses through this island and what the creation of this album has meant for Alcina, a reunion with his essence.
This is a very mature second work, clearly located in the coordinates of flamenco-jazz.
Ismael Alcina, electric bass, voice, clapping and composition
Enric Peinado, electric and acoustic guitar
Adri González, piano, rodhes, hammond and synth
Antonio Torres Vega, drums and percussion
Jordi Bastida, electric guitar (6)
Epi Pacheco, cajón (3)
Asier Suberbiola, violin (4,8)
Ariadna Rodríguez Masafrets, violin (4,8)
Nuria García, viola (4,8)
Carmen Enjamio, cello (4,8)
(Whatabout jazz, 2016)
After 10 years collaborating with top musicians and artists on the Spanish scene, the bass player from Cádiz presents his first solo album.
Emerging from his personal experiences, this album proposes a varied journey through the sounds that have accompanied him throughout his life so far. His influences range from flamenco to jazz, pop, Latin and even classical music; an eclectic album that takes the listener on an emotional journey through cultures and moods.