279

Take Five With Abdiel Flores

Abdiel Flores By

Sign in to view read count
Meet Abdiel Flores:
Currently, Abdiel Flores is premiering his first soloist production El cuida de mia. It is a compilation of traditional hymns harmonized and arranged with jazz influences and Latin rhythms. Musicians with great experience in the jazz genre, such as Ramon Vazquez, Leobadis Gonzalez, Isaac Lausell, Elias Santos, and Jan Carlos Artime have contributed to this production.

Instrument(s):
Alto saxophone.

Teachers and/or influences?
Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Eddie Gomez.

I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I saw my father playing in church.

Your sound and approach to music:
Jazz with gospel and Latin flavor.

Your teaching approach:
Practice and patience.

Your dream band:
Brian Blade, Luis Perdomo, Jim Hall and Dave Holland.

Road story: Your best or worst experience:
Best experience: Every time I hear a testimony of how music has been a channel for people to know God.

Favorite venue:
Every church I go to!

Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
Miles Davis' 58 Sessions —love the vibe!

The first Jazz album I bought was:
Grover Washington Jr., All My Tomorrows.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
Bringing in a Latin jazz flavor to old hymns.

Did you know...
My first instrument was the drums.

CDs you are listening to now:
Aaron Goldberg and Guillermo Klein. Bienestan.

Desert Island picks:
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue;

Mles Davis, 58 Sessions;

Grover Washington , Jr., All My Tomorrows;

Miguel Zenon, Awake;

David Sanchez, Obsession.

How would you describe the state of jazz today?
Evolution state.

What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Keep listening!

What is in the near future?
Compose original music.

By Day:
Graphic and web designer.

If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Teacher or scientist.


Photo Credit
Courtesy of Abdiel Flores

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Take Five with Debora Galan Take Five With... Take Five with Debora Galan
by Debora Galan
Published: September 17, 2017
Read Take Five with Ralph Hepola Take Five With... Take Five with Ralph Hepola
by Ralph Hepola
Published: August 28, 2017
Read Take Five with Dave Potter Take Five With... Take Five with Dave Potter
by David Potter
Published: August 24, 2017
Read Take Five with Hayley Lam Take Five With... Take Five with Hayley Lam
by Hayley Lam
Published: August 3, 2017
Read Take Five with Vincent Eury Take Five With... Take Five with Vincent Eury
by Vincent Eury
Published: June 24, 2017
Read Take Five with Sergio Pamies Take Five With... Take Five with Sergio Pamies
by Sergio Pamies
Published: May 31, 2017
Read "Take Five with Vincent Eury" Take Five With... Take Five with Vincent Eury
by Vincent Eury
Published: June 24, 2017
Read "Take Five with Ralph Hepola" Take Five With... Take Five with Ralph Hepola
by Ralph Hepola
Published: August 28, 2017
Read "Take Five with Mike Casey" Take Five With... Take Five with Mike Casey
by Mike Casey
Published: March 16, 2017
Read "Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd Hour" Take Five With... Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd...
by 23rd Hour
Published: April 27, 2017
Read "Take Five with Jared Pauley" Take Five With... Take Five with Jared Pauley
by Jared Pauley
Published: November 16, 2016
Read "Take Five with Sergio Pamies" Take Five With... Take Five with Sergio Pamies
by Sergio Pamies
Published: May 31, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.