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Marcelo Cordova

Marcelo Cordova

Marcelo Cordova was born in Chile in 1973 and started to play bass at 18 years old. Soon he was playing in several local groups. In 2000 he played With Alex Acuna (legendary Weather Report drummer). He has also played/recorded with Raul Gutierrez Irazú Big band, Amadito Valdes, Jorge Pardo, Marcelo Martins, Paquito de Rivera and Claudio Roditi.

In 2002 he decided to move to France to study classical double bass. He lived in Paris for seven years where he played with various groups in different styles: Jazz, African, Latin, Fusion, Classical, Manouche, Flamenco, and Baroque. In France he played with Marcia Maria, Mario Canonge, Irving Acao (Irakere's sax player), Coco Rosie, Chinchivi, Jean Baptiste Laya, Dominique di Piazza, Reda Samba, Lukmil Perez Colectivo and his own group with top Parisian musicians.

In 2008 he released his first CD Viajes, with Chilean and Latin Rhythms, mixed with world music influence. In 2009, back in Chile, he has worked with several groups as a session musician and is on more than 30 albums.

In 2011-2012 he performed with Jorge Pardo (Paco de Lucia's flute player) and Marcelo Martins (Djavan´s sax player). After that, he invited them to record his second solo album TOC!

He also has released two albums with his acoustic trio Simetrío and recently he released an electronica-jazz album with his group CZDUO, released in vinyl only.

He plays EBS amps and Pavel basses.

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