How did you get to know the Schagerl company?
My secret is to always surround myself with a professional team that allows me to grow continuously and that adds value to my career. 6 years ago it was my own team who told me about the brand and urged me to try their instruments. We traveled to Mank where I was able to test various models and instantly fell in love with the sound and the versatility. At first I decided on the “gansch horn light”, for my solo works; the “Nodus L” model, for section and commercial works; and the flugelhorn “aglaea”.
Which schagerl instruments do you play?
I still use my inseparable “gansch horn light” and I am using the “Las Vegas” model, for section and commercial works. Also, recently I am enjoying the “1961” model, a jewel that adds to my collection. I have also changed the “aglaea” flugelhorn, for a Killer Queen Z, and I can say that: it is the best flugelhorn in the world.
Who influenced you in your career?
Since my beginnings, I learned since I was 9 years old from the hand of my teacher Manuel López, in my homeland, Sedaví (Valencia) to whom I owe everything. Later, when I was 20 years old, I moved to Barcelona where I studied the higher degree of trumpet at the Barcelona Conservatory, under the guidance of Jaume Espigoler, whom I have to thank for all the knowledge he gave me regarding the classical trumpet. And in that same period, I was able to participate in the workshops of Michael P. Mosmann, in Sedajazz, which gave me a much broader vision of the trumpet in the field of jazz and modern music. Artistically I have admired great trumpeters like Claudio Roditi, who, unfortunately, has recently left us; Wallace Rooney, Jack Wallrath or Arturo Sandoval, with whom I have had the great pleasure of being able to collaborate and share experiences. Miles Davis, Maurice André, Dizzy Gillespie or Woody Shaw are always my inspiration.
About your Carree:
I am spanish trumpet player. I have been linked to my instrument for 37 years and have learned about life through it. I have grown and traveled with a trumpet in my hands. She has been and is the filter of my life. It has always been my way of expressing myself. And these are some of the projects I’m touring with. Film Sessions, Carlos Santos Award for Best Jazz Album 2019. Movie songs, covered for Jazz quartet. A classic line-up that revives mythical pieces of film history such as Saturday Night Fever, Chinatown or Flash Dance and that has already been heard at the best festivals in the world. Symphonic Jazz Sketches explodes onto the musical calendar as an open-ended project, seeking to bridge the gap between two seemingly opposite genres. David Pastor’s solo trumpet provides the link between both styles, accompanied by a quartet of renowned jazz musicians and a classical orchestra. Timelapse It is the new project that I am still working on, with which I am very excited and that will see the light at the end of 2021. I put myself against the strings, adapting the great universal classics in jazz mode, with a chamber orchestra. Gladly some suggestions on your part The sound of the Schagerl instruments allows me to be myself and express my sonority in a natural way, to find my own voice