Francisco Martínez

Session Bandoneonist

7 Reviews (6 Verified)
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Tango and latin american folk bandoneonist. I can collaborate with you by bringing the languaje and the colours of tango and latin folk music in any piece of music you need to. Can write, arrange and play music related to tango and latin american rhythms.

Active bandoneonist in the independent tango and folk scene of Buenos Aires.
6 years of experience playing Tango in orchestras and smaller ensembles and 3 years working with chilean and argentinian folk groups.
Have arranged music for solo bandoneon, guitar and bandoneon, bandoneon and singer, guitar ensemble and bandoneon, tango quintet and some others ensembles related to tango and folklore music.
Have record music of my own projects and worked as a session musician for other musical projects.
Also can play the guitar when it's needed
I love playing new music as much as I like playing the classics of the repertoire I work with.
I will love to work on and play your music.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Richard W.

    Francisco was a delight to work with. He was very courteous, always communicated well and his musicianship skills were excellent - leading to a great recording which has enhanced my song. I would recommend working with him.

  2. Review by Devitt E.

    Francisco did a very good job and was open to suggestions. I would definitely work with him again

  3. Review by Abdullah A.

    Such a nice person and a great Bandoneon player. His vibes added a lot to the song and i would love to work again with him in the future. Thank you Francisco

  4. Review by Andrés B.

    Perfect service! Very good communication and amazing musical quality.

    Francisco is a very talented Bandoneon player and very professional in his job, it was a pleasure working with him!

    He enhanced our project with ideas, creativeness and musical skills.

    Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Mrs. X.

    Absolutely wonderful. Happy to work with Francisco together again. He brings so much brilliance and talent into every project! Highly recommended - and I´ll be back very soon for the new creative project! Thank you, Francisco!!!

  6. Review by Mrs. X.

    Fantastic, absolutely fantastic! I´m so happy to get Francisco for this project! He´s such a passionate and talented musician with that special unique feeling for music, combined with perfect sense for rhythm and finest emotions. Francisco is extremely friendly and absolutely professional, but, above all, so wonderful creative! His bandoneon sounds amazing and cool, and if you can get him for your project - what could be better! As for me, I´ll be definitely back very soon!!!

  7. Review by Mrs. X.

    Very talented musician, absolutely professional. Highly recommended! I´m so happy to work with him together on our project, no one could play the bandoneon part better!!!

Interview with Francisco Martínez

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: Have a structure of work based on your own times with the music

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: Tango, classical and folklore

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: I play with others

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: I think I can bring the language and the colours of the music I have deeply studied to a song; tango and argentinian folklore.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: Depends of what I need to do. If the arrengement is already done, I like to play it one time and identify the gaps. Then I would work on them until the piece is ready to be recorded. If I had to write the bandoneon over a song I would listen to it, learn the harmony and the melody, improvise over the song and make myself and outline of what ideas are working on it. After that I can make and arrengement that I'm sure will sound nice. For composing it's the same thing, only that the start point it's not a song, but a musical idea; a rythm, a chord progresion, a melody or a mixture of it all. Then, the process of composing get mixed with the process of arranging

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: It's very simple; a nice room, my Mac Book, My Tascam and my bandoneon.

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: As a bandoneonist, composer and arranger, Astor Piazzolla. As a session musician, Yamandú Costa

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: I'm usually asked to arrange and play bandoneon sections of one or several songs.

Camila y Silvio - Chacarera de los dolores

I was the arranger and performer of the bandoneon sections in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Astor Piazzolla
  • Mercedes Sosa
  • Dino Saluzzi
Gear Highlights
  • Bandoneon AA
  • Acoustic Guitar Raimundo
  • Rode NT1-A (2)
  • Audient iD14
  • MacBook Pro
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