Tomatito in Moscow (November 13, 2010)
|Birth name||José Fernández Torres|
|Also known as||Tomatito|
|Born||August 20, 1958|
|Origin||Barrio de Pescadería, Almería, Andalusia, Spain|
|Associated acts||Camarón de la Isla, Paco de Lucía, Michel Camilo, Diego el Cigala, Luis Salinas, Duquende, Chano Domínguez|
José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito (born Almería, 1958), is a Spanish Romani (Gypsy) flamenco guitarist. He grew up in a musical family, including two uncles: Niño Miguel, a flamenco guitarist, and Antonio, a professional guitarist.
In 1979, the trio produced a hit called La Leyenda del Tiempo. Their partnership continued until Camarón's death in 1992.
A later collaboration included pianist Michel Camilo, producing the albums Spain (2000) and Spain Again (2006).
Tomatito's music is a unique mix of traditional flamenco and jazz. On some albums, such as Barrio Negro, he experimented with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Music. He has also worked with flamenco singers Duquende and Potito and pianist Chano Domínguez among many others.
Tomatito has produced six solo albums.
Four years later, he won a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Record, for his album Aguadulce.
- 1987: Rosas del Amor
- 1991: Barrio Negro
- 1997: Guitarra Gitana
- 2000: Spain (with Michel Camilo)
- 2001: Paseo de los Castaños
- 2004: Aguadulce
- 2006: Spain Again (with Michel Camilo)
- 2010: Sonanta Suite (with Josep Pons)
- 2013: Soy Flamenco
- 2012: Mi Santa Ft Romeo
with Camarón and Paco de Lucía
- "Como El Agua"
- "Calle Real (album)"
- 1979: "La Leyenda del Tiempo"
- "Soy Gitano"
- "Potro de Rabia y Miel"
- 1999: Paris 1987
- www.tomatito.com Tomatito Website
- Tomatito - Biography, discography, video collection and bibliography.
- Flamenco Forum