With three of his own discs on the market, Tiempos de búsqueda (New Mood Jazz 2008), Plan B (Youkali Music 2010) and Saxual (Youkali Music 2014), Iñaki Arakistain has become a musician with an extensive career path, whose standing has been recognised both by the specialised press as well as other artists who have collaborated and/or shared the stage with him. Arakistain opens us to a musical concept unprecedented until now in Spain made by a saxophonist, in which Groove music coexists with influences from Brazilian music, Latin Funk, as well as recently merging Flamenco with those styles; thus enriching its new projects united by the common language of jazz.
In his facet as a jazz artist, he has played and shared the stage with musicians of the calibre of Jayme Marques, Miguel Blanco, Jerry González, Danilo Peréz, Sean Levitt, Mark Redford, Jean Marie Ekay, Benny Green, Lewis Nasch and many more; with Spanish groups, such as la Calle Caliente, Red House, Wagon Cookin, and also as leader of his own groups. He has performed at various national & international jazz festivals in France, Portugal, Italy & Spain, and also been on tour of different theatres in Finland with the singer Patrica Kraus.
He has participated in more than 200 recordings as well as going on tour and performimg at concerts with Antonio Vega, Miguel Ríos Big Band, Orquesta Mondragón, Antonio Carmona, Azúcar Moreno, Tontxu, Tennesse & Raphael, apart from collaborating with Miguel Bosé, Ana Torroja, Enrique Bumbury, David Bisbal, Victor and Ana Belén; and featured in the recording of a DVD at a live concert with Rafael in the square – Plaza de Toros.
He is a regular collaborator as saxophonist in various Television programmes and has also played live with a number of different groups. He has been on tour with Raphael (50 Años Después, 2009‐2010), performing in many countries, such as the USA, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile (Viña del Mar 2010), Puerto Rico & Russia, among others.
He now presents his fourth studio album titled Another Road, a new musical approach; accompanied as always by excellent musicians from the national and international scene, full of good Latin Groove. Elegantly constructed harmonies and new sounds that travel towards a new musical direction from the most troubled heart of this experienced and experimental saxophonist.
IÑAKI ARAKISTAIN BAND
Iñaki Arakistain: Soprano & Tenor Saxophones
Cristina Morales: Percussion & Vocals
Víctor Alonso: Keyboard
Santi Greco: Bass
Valentín Iturat: Drums
Israel Sandoval: Electric & Spanish Guitar