, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Christina Aguilera with his electric six-string contrabass guitar. Garcia-Herreros has been honored with numerous prestigious awards. His work and virtuosity with the electric contrabass guitar has been received with the highest recognition from international bass and music publications.
I heard my mother's heartbeat. I realized it needed a bass line.
Your sound and approach to music:
Music belongs to nobody, therefore no judgments or egos are allowed.
Your teaching approach:
In every seed there is the potential to become a tree. No growth without assistance.
Your dream band:
I just recorded with them on my new CD!
Road story: Your best or worst experience:
I remember landing in Bulgaria and one of the guards at the gate recognized me and let me through without asking or looking at my passport. He saw the bass, smiled, and wished me a great concert. He must have been a bassist.
My basement. No sound check needed; bed and food are included; and the view from the garden is marvelous.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
My new album, Normas. I achieved my goal as a composer, improviser, and bandleader. It was a lot of work emotionally and musically. No pressure, no diamonds.
Way too hard to pick just five, so I would rather take my iPod with thousands of songs in one little box.
How would you describe the state of jazz today?
I wish that organizers, media, and the general public should give new artists a chance. It is unbelievable to me that Grammy nominations are given to the same names over and over for the past 60 years. There should be a limit to the amount of times an artist can win in the same category in their lifetime.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Musicians should take advantage of new media outlets and expand their audience. Real jazz needs only a listener because musicians do the rest. With that in mind, the musician should also help the listener know when and where they are performing.
What is in the near future?
Normas will be released in November of this year and Snow Owl will be on tour globally to support the release.