ZURITO - TAMESIS
Release date 25.09.2020
LABEL: Self Released - Musical Universes
GENRE: Spanish Guitar / Calypso / Latin Guitar / Rumba
INFLUENCES: Paco de Lucia / Buenavista Social Club /
Rodrigo and Gabriela / Harry Belafonte / Classical
in 2015 Javi and Tere met in a bar in Brixton famous for its live jazz, The Prince of Wales. Since the moment they first woke up together, they started flowing as if timetables and responsibilities didn’t exist. They dedicated the few days that Tere was in the city to play music in the streets of London, earn a little money and celebrate it as if there was no tomorrow. Somehow their music clicked on the passerby instantly. As soon as they separated from each other, they began to question if it had all been a dream.
At the same time Javi would develop professional projects in London such as Cykada with whom he performed in big venues such as The Roundhouse, The Jazz Café, Glastonbury, Love Supreme, Wilderness, and a selection of festivals and tours in Europe. In London he also developed his rock street collective, Undergrooveland. Born after the connection with the japanese drummer Yuji Kawaguchi, who invited them to tour around Japan in 2017.
In March 2020 the Covid-19 arrived. They had to cancel their busking tour around Japan. Keeping their minds positive they saw an important opportunity coming. It was their time to materialise all their travelling experiences and backgrounds and create what would be their very first album, honest and unedited living-room live recording. One which would draw influence from their country Spain (flamenco, rumba), travellers music (gypsy constant rhythms) and any music that is related to the sea, having a huge influence from the Caribbean islands (Cuba and Trinidad, latin, calypso, mambo). This Album was called Tamesis and released under the name Zurito.
Furthermore, the music that they were recording had to be shared. So, armed with a card reader to guarantee social distancing and with the collaboration of a veteran great bass player, Funkyal, they went from Imperial Wharf to Putney through Battersea Reach, performing live music that would highly cheer up the local communities.