Bassist Rubén Carlés was born in Madrid, in 1989. It is in this city where he started falling in love with music. Coming from a very musical family, Ruben was strongly influenced by his his father, a well accomplished musician and arranger and at the age of thirteen Ruben started to study the classics by listening intently to jazz bassists like Ray Brown, Charles Mingus or Paul Chambers. At eighteen he started to tour all over the Iberian peninsula participating on some of the most prestigious music festivals and competitions as a member of the band Mr Chacho.
It will be a year later when Ruben wins a full tuition scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In Boston Ruben had the opportunity of studying with masters such as John Patitucci, Hal Crook or Terry Line Carrington. After greaduating with a major in Performance he wins the conexus Scholarship to study a Master at Berklee Valencia where he currently lives. Ruben recently recorded his original work on his first music album as a leader called "Water lily". It features master artist such as Roman Filiu, Borja Barrueta or Albert Sanz, this recording will be released in 2016.
Ruben has toured and performed with bands such: The Jason Palmer band, Perico Sambeat Quintet, Albert Sanz trio, Roman Filiu Quartet, Javier Vercher Quartet/Trio, Phil Grenadier band, Iago Fernández Quartet, Xan Campos trio, Rotem Sivan trio, Jorge Vistel trio or the Luis Guerra trio among others.
01. El abuelo
02. La marcha del niño
05. Paquita's Train Ride
07. La casa del Mago
08. Water Lily
All songs composed & arranged by Rubén Carlés, except #3 written by Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer
Rubén Carlés (bass)
Maikel Vistel, Javier Vercher (tenor sax)
Román Filiú (alto sax)
Albert Sanz (piano)
Borja Barrueta (drums, steel guitar)
Iago Fernández (drums)
Ganavya Doraiswamy (vocals)
Recorded at PKO Studios, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, on November 25, 2015 except #6,7,8 recorded at Scoring State Berklee Studios, in Valencia, June 27, 2015
Voice recorded by Paco Cabanillas at Loose Recording Studios, Madrid, January 6, 2016
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Caco Refojo
Photography: Alejandro Sánchez
Album art by Alicia Martín
Produced by Rubén Carlés
Exceutive producer: Jordi Pujol
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