COLLABORATIONS 

Kenny Wheeler, Louis Sclavis, Joachim Kuhn, Jorge Pardo, Dominique Pifarély, Alberto Conde, María Joâo, Paolo Fresu, Josetxo Goia-aribe, Carlo Actis Dato, Samuel Blaser, Valentin Clastrier, Tom Gullion, Mike Rabinowitz, Angel Rubio, Chema Saiz, Chano Domínguez, Angel Rubio, Greg Moore, etc….

 

 FESTIVALS and more

-Jazz festival of San Sebastian -1983, 1985, 1986, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 de Jazz de

- Jazz festival of Madrid (varias ediciones)

- Jazz festival of Barcelona (varias ediciones)

- Jazz festival of Terrassa (2007,2017)

- Jazz festival of México "Eurojazz"

- Jazz festivals of Lleida /Huesca / Getxo (1993, 2005,2014) Coruña / Oviedo / Vigo / Imaxina sons/ Lugo / Orense / Salamanca/ León / Pontevera / Sevilla/ Malaga/ Cadiz/

- Jazz festival of Perpiñan "Jazzebre" (1999, 2008), Nevers, Lyon, Paris “Jazz y Colors”(2006), Inntoene Jazz festival (Austria 2011), Manchester (2010), Colonia (Trienal 2004)

- Jazz festival of Coimbra, Guimaraes, Faro, Braga, Oporto

- Jazz festival of Tanger “Tanjazz” (2009)

- Jazz festival of Belgrado

Others: Berlín, Munich, Varsovia, Cracovia, Roma, Milan, Casablanca, Rabat, Tetuan, Burdeos, Utrech, etc…


PREMIOS Y RECONOCIMIENTOS DESTACABLES
-Premio segundo mejor grupo san sebastian 1983 (Clunia)

-Premio mejor grupo san sebastian 1985 (María Joao cuarteto)

-Premio segundo mejor grupo san sebastian 1986 (Baio ensamble)

-Coruñeses del año en artes y letras 1985 (Clunia)

-Premio jazz entre amigos 1986 (Clunia)

a continuación también incluyo las calificaciones que hace a los mejores discos del año:

-Segundo mejor disco del año 1996 por la revista Cuadernos de jazz “No pais dos ananos” (Baldo Martínez Grupo)

-De los cinco mejores discos del año 1998 por la revista Cuadernos de jazz “juego de niños” (Baldo Martínez Grupo)

-Entre los mejores discos del año 1998 por la revista Todas las novedades “juego de niños” (Baldo Martínez Grupo)

-JAZZ MAGAZINE “como uno de los 10 mejores discos del mes de Enero 2008” (Projecto Miño)

-Nominado como mejor disco de Jazz en los PREMIOS DE LA MÚSICA (Projecto Miño)

-Mejor disco del año 2008 por la revista CUADERNOS DE JAZZ (Projecto Miño)

-Recomendado como de los mejores discos por la revista italiana MUSICA JAZZ en 2009 (Projecto Miño)

-Mejor disco del año 2010 por la revista CUADERNOS DE JAZZ (Triez)

 The Galician double-bass player Baldo Martínez is one of the most representative musicians within Spanish contemporary jazz and one of those with greater recognition outside of Spain. Among his most recent projects deserves special attention the Projecto Miño, one of the most daring directed by Baldo Martinez. A recently published album of this project has been considered by the French magazine JAZZ MAGAZINE "as the top 10 album of the month of January 2008,"also it was nominated for best jazz album in Music Award, and was Best album of 2008 in the magazine CUADERNOS DE JAZZ.


 Founding member of bands like Clunia or Zyklus, groups directed to explore new paths, in 1994 he created his own group, without neglecting his collaborations with musicians like Kenny Wheeler, Carlo Actis Dato, Maria Joao, Jorge Pardo Paolo Fresu and Joachim Kuhn. The latter presented in the Festival de Jazz de San Sebastián 2006 as "Iberia Trio" with special guest: the french clarinetist Louis Sclavis.


 Baldo Martinez's first record, "No Pais dos Enanos" was received with very positive reviews and was considered by the magazine Cuadernos de Jazz as the 2nd best record in 1996. Two years later he presented his 2nd work as leader, "Juego de Niños" in the Matosinhos-Porto International European Jazz Festival (Portugal) where it received great acclaim from the public and very favourable reviews.This record was also considered to be one of the 5 best in 1998.He also presented it in France, where it was very well recieved "standing apart within Spanish Jazz,Baldo Martinez impregnates with elegance and creativity the paths of European Jazz". Featured also in the special cultural supplement Babelia, to celebrate the 25th aniversary of the newspaper El País,he was considered to be one of the most prominent Spanish jazz musicians within the European jazz scene.

 The past may this group have participate in the EUROJAZZ in Mexico, this festival show the last ways of European Jazz. "The Baldo Martinez quintet has managed to .........the idea of flamenco-jazz and has enriched it with the influence of popular music creating a personal language...a music laced with ethnic tonalities with contemporary touches"(El Heraldo De MEXICO (April 2002)

 In 1999 he was asked to lead "Miño Project" in the International Jazz Festival in Guimaraes, Portugal, considered to be one of the most important within the new European jazz scene. This project develops a reperetory based on the traditional music of Galicia and the north of Portugal, with a 9 piece band (Maria Joao, Gregg Moore, Carlos Beceiro, etc..).Worthy of mention also is his recent collaboration with the Italian musician Carlo Actis Dato o Paolo Fresu the last Summer

 It is one of the most stable and solid groups currently existing in Spain, formed with internationally recognized musicians. Baldo Martinez have take his music for Spain, Germany,  Portugal, Maruecos, Mexico, Luxemburgo, France, etc...

 The recording by the title "Nai" (2001), mixes a large part of his recent musical experiences, and we can find music inspired in folk, especially Galician, played with vanguard style within current European jazz.

 The group in “Tusitala” is formed by leading musicians from the national scene; the guitarrist, also Galician, Antonio Bravo, revelation in recent years; the British trumpet-player David Herrington, very creative with his warm sound, on drums and electronic percussion, Pedro Lopez, one of the most imaginative musicians who also formed part of the group Zyklus with Baldo Martinez, and the most recent member, Eduardo Ortega, a young violinist, virtuoso and great improviser, who lends the group a personality and sonority that fits perfectly within the eschetic planning of Baldo Martinez's music.

  5 years after it's creation, he presented the Projecto Miño in Spain last January in the Circulo de bellas Artes in Madrid within the Festival Internacional Escena Contemporánea, achieving great recognition from the public and media, who described it as "one of the most emotive, ambitious, exuberant and intelligent projects that has appeared in Spanish jazz in a long time" Pablo Sanz –EL MUNDO-

 Before the Projecto Miño was created in Guimaraes Jazz Festival (Portugal) and after presented in Germany  in “Trienal Festival of Cologne” and “European Jazz made in….” in Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich,

  During this year, 2005, he has edited two cd's, one with his quintet, called 

TUSITALA and another in duo with the Italian saxophone and bass-clarinet player Carlo Actis Dato, titled FOLKLORE IMAGINARIO from the British label, Leo Records.

 

 In 2006 he formed TRIEZ with Agustí Fernandez  and Ramón López., they presented this group in “JAZZYCOLRS FESTIVAL” in Paris, November 2006. Several french critics said: "From the first moment of action is clear the connection between the musicians and the "trialogue" becomes exciting. "

 At present a new project was published in June 2018, "Baldo Martínez Cuarteto Europe" with Samuel Blaser on trombone, violin and Dominique Pifarély, Ramon Lopez Drums and percussion.