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Valentín Caamaño

Valentín Caamaño Tubío is a guitarist, vocalist and composer born in Santiago de Compostela. He began playing guitar during his childhood in Oviedo, but his music career begins with his move to Santiago.

He has the Professional Diploma in Jazz and Modern Music in the Estudio Escola de Música in Santiago de Compostela and participated in several of the annual performances of the Seminario Permanente de Jazz de Pontevedra, directed by Paco Charlín, and in several master classes.

He currently leads several projects in which Valentín Caamaño Quartet stands out (with Xosé Miguélez on tenor sax, Alfonso Calvo on the double bass and Miguel Cabana on the drums).

His musical proposal has been embodied in "The Joy" (FreeCode Jazz Records, 2014), "Green With Envy" (FreeCode Jazz Records, 2017), “The Blind Wrestler” (Tiny Moon Records, 2017) and his recent one “All The Gods” (Tiny Moon Records, 2022)


Album Review

Valentín Caamaño: All The Gods

Read "All The Gods" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

All the Gods is the fourth album from Spanish guitarist and composer Valentín Caamaño, a recording which he describes as his most personal to date. On previous albums, Caamano revisited the works of boppers (be-and hard-) such as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Grant Green. On All the Gods—accompanied by saxophonist Xose Miguelez, bassist Alfonso Calvo and drummer Miguel Cabana— he updates those influences with a set of mostly original compositions that clearly trace their lineage back to those stars ...

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Valentin Caamaño: Green With Envy

Read "Green With Envy" reviewed by James Nadal

Nearly forty years after his death, guitarist Grant Green is finally receiving the credit and recognition which eluded him during his lifetime. Besides having a distinctive and identifiable style, Green was the most prolific artist on the Blue Note label during the 1960's. His '61 recording of Green Street, contains the track Green With Envy, selected by Spanish guitarist Valentin Caamaño as the title for his sophomore release. Caamaño took great steps to present this record as a sincere tribute, ...

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Valentin Caamaño Trio: The Joy

Read "The Joy" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Sometimes album titles have an air of mystery, an enigmatic collection of words that seemingly bear no relevance to anything, especially the music. No such problem with The Joy, from the Valentin Caamaño Trio. From the cheerily welcoming swing of Charlie Parker's “Yardbird Suite" to the relaxed beauty of Thelonious Monk's “Pannonica" this is an album that, to paraphrase Lord Byron and Otis B Driftwood, lets joy be unconfined.On The Joy guitarist Caamaño, from Santiago de Compostela in ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

All The Gods

Tiny Moon Records


Green With Envy

Free Code Jazz Records


The Blind Wrestler

Tiny Moon Records


The Joy

Free Code Jazz Records



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