pianist and composer
pianist and composer
PIANIST AND COMPOSER
14 Jazz albums as band leader.
More than 200 compositions debuted in the styles of Jazz, Classical and Roots Music.
A tireless promotor of dialogue between musical genres and artistic disciplines.
He has ofered concerts in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
Artistic co-director of the Seminario Permanente de Jazz (Permanent Jazz Seminar), in the Galician city of Pontevedra and a Faculty member at ESMAE (Porto, Portugal) and at the Centro Superior de Música de Galicia (Galician Superior School of Music).
& THE SALVADOR SOBRAL BAND
Abe Rábade gave music to Lorca’s 6 Galician poems. The emblematic Praza da Quintana of Santiago de Compostela vibrated with the artists who performed on it on May 30, 2019.
EL CORTE INGLÉS
This piece was written in 1929 for the musical 'Spring Is Here'. My favourite versions are Ella Fitzgerald's and Jim Hall's (with the great Tom Harrell on trumpet)....
Abe Rábade publishes his new album S O R T E on the Nuba Records label. This is his 14th record as a leader, and this time entirely made of original...
Abe Rábade will record piano on Salvador Sobral's new album. He will also perform these three concerts with the band: December 18th | Castelo Branco...
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“Rabade’s compositions are sprawling and meticulously fleshed out“
“Abe Rábade: Good music that balances high quality with entertainment“
“About Abe Rábade we can say, without fear of erring, that he is a committed musician with himself. […] Abe is original and personal and that makes him one of the greatest jazzmans of Spain“
“Elegance at the highest level, Abe Rábade”
“Abe Rábade’s piano writes music as a poet plays poetry. That’s what Abe Rábade does, plays music as you write poetry”
“Abe Rábade’s connection with the piano is so intimate that, like a clay sculptor, he shuffled, dived inside and made it speak at rhythms, measured ruffles that muffled the torrential sound that Prieto (accordion) perpetrated on his right”
“Abe Rábade’s piano rocks us as if it protected us and gives us security”