JOSÉ DEL TOMATE: “A mi padre”, Bulerias in Solera Flamenca

This week we are bringing you on Solera Flamenca José del Tomate´s guitar, one of the biggest representatives of the new flamenco generation, who will be presenting for us his very first album, called “PLAZA VIEJA”. In order to record this video, the artist has counted on amazing artists such as Diego el Cigala, Duquende, Montse Cortés, Kiki Cortiñas and her own sister, Mari Ángeles, for the singing and choirs; Piraña and Ramón Porrina for the cajon drum, and Antonio Serrano for the harmonica.

Despite his short age, this young artist has been gifted with a superb technique and a completely unusual sense of rhythm, all of which proves he took after his father and mentor: Tomatito, who managed to pass on the necessary values and knowledge to his son, allowing him to break through the same path Tomatito himself took, just like some other flamenco geniuses, such as Paco de Lucia or Camarón de la Isla did so they could go down in history.

José Fernández, also known as “José del Tomate” was born in Almeria in a family of artists. His father, Tomatito, and his great-grandfather, Miguel Fernández Cortés “El Tomate”, have been part of his artistic inspiration. He recognizes Sabicas and Paco de Lucia as influential artists on his music, but not as important as his uncle, “el Niño Miguel”.

The fact that a 20-year-old young men, son to a flamenco guitar genius, ends up working as a musician is no surprise at all. It is, however, somewhat surprising to see he managed to become a genius. Even more surprising is to see how talented he is for writing music. This first album by José Fernández, el niño del Tomate, proves his success is not about natural born talent, but working hard, believing in yourself, and being committed to your own music.

Definitely, José Fernández is meant to become one of the greatest flamenco guitarists of this new generation, and Solera Flamenca publicly wishes the very best for his career.

Without further ado, we will be leaving you with this fragment of the buleria called “A mi padre” (To my father), a beautiful tune dedicated to his father, included in his new album, accompanied by Cristóbal Santiago with the guitar, and the clapping of Kiki Cortiñas and Pescaíto. A video recorded in the studio of Solera Flamenca with a guitar made by luthier FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ, 2018, An incredible guitar made by one of the best makers nowadays… ENJOY IT!