MY MUSIC

THE BLIND WRESTLER

(Tiny Moon Records, 2017)

«Cool post bop moods are created by guitarist/vocalist Valentin Caamano and his team of Alfonso Calvo/b, LAR Legido/dr and Xose Miguelez/ts. His guitar tone and style gives hints of Jim Hall, with a sleek coolness…»
(George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly 2018)

«Sin duda “6:26 a.m.” es un standard del presente que si hubiera sido compuesto en el pasado a nadie le sorprendería. Lo tiene todo swing, finura y elegancia a partes iguales y lo hubiera podido firmar cualquier maestro de los años 60 del pasado siglo. Un liderazgo a tres. Todos destacan y son parte importante del todo.»
(Enrique Farelo, Tomajazz 2018)

GREEN WITH ENVY

(Free Code Records, 2017)

«…detalles de cómo con el fraseo de una guitarra y la complicidad de una sección rítmica impecable se puede sonar como antaño sonaban los grandes”
(Cándido Querol, B!Ritmos 2017)

«Valentin Caamaño hails from Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain. This area has generated a lot of buzz lately, as it has become the epicenter of the jazz movement in Spain. While many of his colleagues are taking the music into various directions, Caamaño, with this project, is not only going back to his own major influence by covering Green, but exposing the current generation of musicians and audience alike to where and how this music originated.»
(James Nadal, All About Jazz 2017)

THE JOY

(Free Code Records, 2014)

«The Joy is a pretty old-school affair: three musicians and friends revelling in the chance to put their own stamps on some well-chosen standards while retaining the tunes’ familiar melodies. All three players transmit a sense of fun and enjoyment—the performances sound spontaneous, fresh and energetic. They could be in a studio, they could equally be in the corner of a bar, or greeting the dawn after a late night party. The result is an album that’s a pleasure to hear. Byron and Driftwood, both up for a party in their own ways, would surely approve.»
(Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz 2015)

“Música tocada con oficio y maestría desde el tema que abre el álbum, The Joy es un trabajo brillante y honesto que demuestra que lejos de la cuna del jazz también se puede hacer y vivir como allí” 
(Enrique Farelo, Tomajazz 2015)