Well, as you might know, almost every year I go to St. Barth`s to do several performances.
2016 and 2017 I had the chance to perform at Bagatelle St barth`s.
Bagatelle is a very classy and beautiful restaurant, that becomes a club after midnight.
I had the chance to perform with the great Dj Gabin Nogueira and also the great MC Mahdi Jaggae. We had so much fun!
The island itself is magical, therefore this 2 weeks trip, always becomes a sort of holidays for me. I truly enjoy nature, and my quad. I swim, and I recharge my batteries for the rest of the year.
Musically speaking I enjoy a lot doing this, even though I prefer bigger stages and louder sound::)

About saxophones, reeds and mouthpieces.

It is a very long subject to resume in just a few words, but let`s put it like this: there is no sax as the Selmer Mark VI.

My alto sax is a Mark VI 1967. It is the best sax I have ever had. I have owned more that 12 saxophones in my life, Mark VI tenor, Yamaha YAS 62, YAS 25, YTS 25, Selmer Balanced action 1937, and many more, but it is impossible to compare them to what I have now.
Starting from the perfect weight it has, and the feeling of playing it. The sound is like silk. I am truly in love with him.

Mouthpieces: I love mouthpieces, I actually collect them, I own a few Brilhart, Selmer soloists (vintage), Bari, Otto Link, and Mayer. But I play with my favorite one. A custom made Lebayle, made by Fred Lebayle exclusively for me. I went to Brooklin a few years ago with my wife, and we went to visit Fred to his atelier. He was waiting for me, and we spend the day together, we had a few drinks (from the morning) and he made my mouthpiece. I will never forget that day.

I use Bari synthetic reeds since more than 10 years. I dont use Bari only for practical reasons, They have the sound I like the most. I love them

About “El Camino”.

El Camino, as you might know means “the way”. As everything that happen in life, becomes a mark on your journey.
These series of songs have been produced and recorded during 2016, between Mallorca and Zurich.
The first track “El camino”, is one of my favorites, I love the beat and the soprano saxophone, it has a very cinematic mood, and I always imagine this song as a soundtrack of a moto trip in the desert.
The second track, “Sky Voltage” features Sheela Gathright, her voice and her personality is just incredible. She is one of a kind, and working with her was very beautiful. I have written the lyrics myself, the message of this song, is about all those dreamers that have died in the last 150 years only for fighting against unjustice. It is incredible to me that most of the most amazing people in the world, have been killed by governements in order to make their ideas disappear, unfortunately for them, their idea will never be forgotten.
The third track of the EP is called “The Believer”. This is a song that I wrote on a very rainy day, and it was intended to be a song for my upcoming album “Sound of Freedom”, I have tried to play some sax on top of it, and I really loved it. Therefore after the first take, the song was done.
The fourth track is called “The great mirror” and is another hypnotic- cinematic track. I love to make songs that reflect big space, when I hear this song, I feel like in a big room, and the sound is like a white canvas that allow to focus on whatever I am doing. The voice on the track is from my wife Natalija”
The last track of the EP is called “Tree of Life”. This song is more pop and deep, it sound a bit more romantic than the rest of the tracks, but I think that the sax is honest, and it express a beautiful melody.