"Ximo Tebar, a complete and thorough work. Creative jazz with brilliant features."
Ximo Tebar (Valencia 1963) Jazz Guitar Player, Composer and Producer has been praised by the international press as an experimental musician, progressive and revolutionary. Ximos initial recording received worldwide critical acclaim as the creator of the "Son Mediterráneo" (fusion jazz-flamenco with mediterranean flavored).
Ximo has a deep knowledge of the jazz tradition and his guitar style has been publicly praised by such masters as Benny Golson or George Benson. His international presence has him taking up residence in New York, where he has performed in major venues such as the Apollo Theater, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Birdland Jazz Club. He has recorded/performed live with top musicians such as Benny Golson, Lou Donaldson, Joe Lovano, Joey DeFrancesco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Anthony Jackson, Tom Harrell, Idris Muhammad, Arturo O.Farrill..
His extensive discography, the numerous awards won, the worldwide press reviews and the eclecticism and modernity of his music have taken him to a promient place in the current jazz world.
"If at this point you have not yet heard Ximo Tebar give release to his amazing guitar artistry from the vortex of his expansive, creative imagination into the medium of the air, it would be as self deprivation of the highest degree. Listen to him! He's astounding."
Benny Golson / Composer / Saxophonist / New York City, May 13, 2004
" Ximo is a new trailblazer for jazz guitar and a major new voice for the classic organ trio. He has a fresh approach to single-lines. His ideas are never boring and his powerhouse technique is inspiring. His destiny is apparent from the moment you here him play. The amazing thing is that Ximo was born and raised in Spain, which makes him a phenomenon."
George Benson , January 2005 (Liner-Notes CD Goes Blue)