How did you come to know Sire and what are you initial thoughts about us?
I found about Sire surfing the Internet. But I knew it was hard to find them in Bolivia. In may I went to play in Cochabamba. A friend of mine, Ramiro Vazques, also a bass player told me there was someone bringing Sire Bass to Bolivia. I immediately contacted Fernando Jimenez at DON BOLIVIA and started my Sire relationship.
What was your impression when you played Sire for the first time?
I was very impressed when I got my bass home. The bass just needed some light fret work but was ready to play. The sound is just amazing and the wood work is just great.
Why the bass guitar? Who were your first influences in playing bass?
When I knew the bass guitar, I didn’t had any clue this instrument existed. By plucking the bass string in its case, I knew I wanted to play the bass my entire life and that’s what I do since 1994.My main influences are
2. Jaco Pastorius
3. Marcus Miller
Kindly tell us about your musical career in your country. Are you a member of a local band in Mexico?
I started in Bolivia rock Bands. Soon I was invited to play all kinds of music. In 1998 I moved to Mexico City. There I had the chance of going on with my studies. I performed with great jazz musicians as Francisco Tellez and Emmanuel Mora. There I started my musical Project Takesi with which I performed all over México and Europe. The 2nd cd PACHAMAMA participated in the Latin Grammy Awards 2015. In Mexico I also performed live or in Studio with latin Pop Stars as Alejandra Guzman, Reyli Barba, Sin Bandera, Nacho Cano, La 5ta Estación among others. Since 2014 I returned to my Hometown La Paz where I still work as a Musical Producer and Director. I currently keep on with Takesi and as musical Director for Luzmila Carpio (world music), Milton Cortez (latin Pop) and several jazz projects including Johannes Lemke, Jarry Singla (germany) and Christian Perez (arg/Usa).