I received notice of this artist through this great page at Blebop, Jazz Festivals of the World
Spanish pianist and composer, Ariadna Castellanos , is one of the emerging talents of the Flamenco and Jazz scene. She now presents her album “Flamenco en Black and White”, which managed to be placed in between the 7 best flamenco albums in Spain in just the first week. Produced by many times Grammy winner Javier Limón (Lágrimas negras , Cositas buenas, Buika…etc) and under Universal music in Spain.
It is the energy of the Flamenco style and the drama of Spain that makes the music work so well with the piano. Ariadna Castellanos reminds me of the guitar and offers a refreshing and sparkling perspective. In this featured piece she is dramatic and the piece is a strong statement. I love it when the instrument is played, not played at, when art has something dramatic to say and you find someone who is damn well willing to say it. She makes my day and I hope she makes yours.
David Michael Jackson