Pedro Iturralde

Biography

Pedro Iturralde is a Spanish saxophonist. Composer and professor of saxophone at the "Royal Conservatory of Music" in Madrid.

Born in Falces Navarra in 1929 and began his musical studies at an early age. He made his debut as a saxophonist in nine years. He performs in Spain and on tour abroad and, on his return, in 1964, he began his academic studies at the Conservatory of Madrid, where he fixed his residence. Along with his quartet, he collaborates with important Spanish artists such as Tete Montoliu, and American, as Gerry Mulligan, Donald Byrd, and Lee Konitz. W. is the Jazz Club of Madrid who experiences a mix of jazz and flamenco. Work with Paco de Lucia concerts in Berlin and later he performed in Europe, America and Asia. He continued his studies of harmony and composition in 1972 at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He teaches saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid from 1978 until his retirement in 1994.

Alongside the concert, Implementing many recordings and composed many songs that have come to be part of the classical repertoire of the saxophone. They have included the Czárdás, composed for his friend Theodore Kerkezos, Suite Hellénique and Jazz Suite for saxophone quartet. It also produces the adaptation of other people's songs, such as José-Fermin Gurbindo Sonatina for saxophone and piano.

Latest Release

Artist: PEDRO ITURRALDE
Title: FLAMENCO JAZZ

Genre: Jazz
Release date: 2015-10-30
Label: MPS Music
Format: Disponibile in CD