What does music mean to me?
I have made
this question myself sometimes along my life, and always I got the same answer:
“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” Does it sounds familiar to you
Believe me, it is not a question of meanings, but feelings. I remember myself when I was just a child snooping my father singles collection, he is a Flamenco fan, I like Flamenco too, (but not to be considered as a fan), and specially the flamenco guitarists.
When partying over my teens I always was the one on duty to manage the music, what is worldwide known as a dj, either with my own collection or with the vinyls the owner of the house had at that time available.
I still remember the first vinyl I bought with my own money, was Jethro Tull “too old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: too young to die!” by having a look to the cover you could understand why.
Over my early teens I was almost exclusively listen to R ´n´B & Funk, I always thought that after listening Sex Machine (the 15 minutes version) from Mr. Dynamite, The Godfather of Soul, The hardest working man in show business, AKA James Brown it landmarked my musical future.
Then time is passing over and usually R ‘n’ B led to jazz, gradually you give up radicalisms and start to listen or return to other kind of styles and at the same time you are getting older you also experienced different musical feelings.
I can deny that a big part of my musical DNA is and always will be R ‘n’ B, but recently there are no many artists that shake me down.
But it is not less true that in this moment I have a huge variety of styles with a common link “quality”. That is really important for me, I can easily, according to the moment or feelings, jump from James Brown to Cole Porter or Irving Berlin compositions stopping over at German Cabaret, retro swing, the flows from the Hip Hop maestros, shivering with the soundtrack composers and taking a breath with some deep house.
But rather than words I prefer just to let you know by sharing the tracks through the hive I created at beBee, by following that tracks you will easily appreciate how I feel.�[�f��