I AM A MUSICIAN AND A PRODUCER
The Journey Of My Life
IT STARTS WITH
an infinite passion for music,
for people, for life...
I do not know if it is interesting to talk about oneself but to whom it may interest and as far as my memories reach, my life was an extensive and eclectic soundtrack. Ana, my dear older sister, was the one who introduced me directly and indirectly to music. First with the records she listened to and then with the guitar he had but which never interested her too much. That guitar became my first love and it accompanied me all my life. As Bernard Lavilliers said in one of his most beautiful song, Solidaritude: “Music is a mystery that takes you like the sea ”. The influence of Paco de Lucía was enormous in that first stage, but the difficulty of finding someone in Paris to teach me how to play flamenco gradually took me to other musical latitudes.
And the times of the psychedelia that reigned at that time arrived; especially Pink Floyd, but also Genesis, Yes and Santana. After entering the rebellious adolescence, “Rock attacked me” or rather Hard Rock, beginning, of course, with Deep Purple and later drifting towards Thin Lizzy, Boston, Scorpions, Kansas, AC / DC, Van Halen … I also had the Great luck to have seen at that time almost all these mythical groups that always came to play in Paris.
But the music was too big to be limited to just one style and I became interested in the funky / soul music of James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool & The Gang, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Al Jarreau … and then later, the inevitable Michael Jackson and Prince, until the 80s came.
Perhaps poorer in musical quality but thanks to new technology it allowed you to make your own models and projects. That also obsessively hooked me and I kept moving away from the musician who was until I became a technician first, then an arranger, until I became a producer.
It was in one of the first studies where I worked in Madrid that I met Pepe Dougan, who would change my future in music forever. Together we created Open Sound Productions.