The Champs

SSC4702 2004-06-01

Track List

Ginger Bread Boy - 5:49
But Not For Me - 5:03
Nica'S Dream - 8:56
Donna Lee - 5:15
You Don'T Know What Love Is - 7:30
St. Thomas - 4:48
Sugar - 6:57
The Champ - 6:31


Ximo Tebar - scat, guitar
Joey DeFrancesco - organ Hammond, trumpet
Idris Muhammad - drums


�Le jazzman espagnol des ann�es 90. Un improvisateur de aute vol�e�
Pierre-Henri Ardonceau, Jazz Magazine, n� 478 F�vrier 1998, pag. 14

�Tebar's jawdropping virtuosity is as striking as his ability to swing hard with a deep blues feeling, filtered through Wes Montgomery via Paco de Lucia. Tebar is exploding onto the international jazz scene with a wholly original Mediterranean sensibility.�
Terry Berne, Billboard-Music&Media n� 21-14, March 2003

�Ximo Tebar's evolution has been astonishing, strating from a Be-Bop tradition, he has been incorporating different influences which range from flamenco airs to certain pop & fussion touches.�
Jazz Dictionary, 1995 M. Muchnick Editions

�Eclectic and daring, the music of Ximo T�bar opts for the future�
Enciclopedia El Jazz en Espa�a 1919-1996 , Alianza Editorial

�Extolled by both the Spanish and International specialist press, T�bar has been lanced as virtuoso, sensitive, possessor of an intense and colourist feeling, innovator, and one of the best Spanish jazz musicians�
Juan Claudio Cifuentes, RTVE - RNE