Ramón López

Profile:
Drummer, percussionist and composer, born August 6, 1961 in Alicante. He mainly works in the jazz and improvised music fields.
Ramón López began as a self-taught drummer in the mid-1970’s. Witnessing a Max Roach solo concert in 1980 was a turning point that fundamentally changed his understanding of music. He was part of local groups until he decided to move to Paris in January 1985 and became increasingly involved in the experimental scene in France. At the same time, he developed an interest in Indian music, and took tabla lessons with Krishna Govinda K.C. He was a student of Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, while teaching Indian music himself with Patrick Moutal at the Paris Conservatory (1994-2001).
Besides Jazz and Indian music, he is attracted especially to flamenco music. He has worked with some of the great flamenco artists, among them Carmen Linares, Esperanza Fernández, Inés Bacán, Gerardo Núñez, Rafael de Utrera, Chano Domínguez, etc…

His first recording as a leader, an album of solo drums, was released in 1997 on the British Leo label.
His musical endeavours have always been challenging; his interpretation of songs from the Spanish civil war (2001) spring to mind, or his duos dedicated to Roland Kirk (2002). From 1997 to 2000 he was drummer in the renowned French Orchestre National de Jazz under Didier Levallet's direction.

Among many others, Lopez has worked at concerts and festivals and in the recording studio with the following musicians of the jazz avant-garde: Beñat Achiary, Rashied Ali, Majid Bekkas, Anthony Coleman, Andrew Cyrille, Sophia Domancich, Agustí Fernández, Glenn Ferris, Sonny Fortune, Barry Guy, Charles Gayle, Teppo Hauta-Aho, Howard Johnson, Hans Koch, Joachim Kuhn, Daunik Lazro, Jeanne Lee, Thierry Madiot, Roscoe Mitchell, Joe Morris, Ivo Perelman, Enrico Rava, Paul Rogers, Louis Sclavis, Alain Silva, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Claude Tchamitchian, Mal Waldron, Christine Wodrascka…

Ramon Lopez is an un-typical percussionist. He is a musician who has mastered a number of different musical traditions. He loves to work with artists from other disciplines, with actors, choreographers or visual artists. He is currently one of the most respected European musicians in the area of contemporary jazz or improvised music. The French government named him "Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters" in 2008.
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Ramón López Discography Tracks

Albums

MJB 004 CD Ramón López - Opéra album art Ramón López, François Cotinaud Ramón López, François Cotinaud - Opéra(CD, Album) Musivi MJB 004 CD France 1992 Sell This Version
LEO LAB CD 044 Ramón López - Eleven Drums Songs album art Ramon Lopez* Eleven Drums Songs(CD, Album) Leo Lab LEO LAB CD 044 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DRJ 1016 Ramón López - Ellipses album art Hans Koch / Julien Pinol / Ramón López Hans Koch / Julien Pinol / Ramón López - Ellipses(CD, Album) DORON jazz DRJ 1016 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
CD LR 318 Ramón López - Aux Portes Du Matin (Live At Instants Chavirés) album art Christine Wodrascka / Ramon Lopez* Christine Wodrascka / Ramon Lopez* - Aux Portes Du Matin (Live At Instants Chavirés)(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 318 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CD LR 345 Ramón López - The Ventriloquist album art Ivo Perelman Featuring Louis Sclavis With Paul Rogers (2), Ramon Lopez* & Christine Wodrascka Ivo Perelman Featuring Louis Sclavis With Paul Rogers (2), Ramon Lopez* & Christine Wodrascka - The Ventriloquist(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 345 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CD LR 356 Ramón López - Duets 2 Rahsaan Roland Kirk album art Ramon Lopez* Duets 2 Rahsaan Roland Kirk(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 356 UK 2002 Sell This Version
NSCD 1115, NSCD 1 115 Ramón López - La Cité Invisible - Rencontre À Casablanca album art Inés Bacán, Beñat Achiary, Majid Bekkas, Pedro Soler, Ramón López Inés Bacán, Beñat Achiary, Majid Bekkas, Pedro Soler, Ramón López - La Cité Invisible - Rencontre À Casablanca(CD) Nord Sud, Nord Sud NSCD 1115, NSCD 1 115 France 2003 Sell This Version
KCD 5170 Ramón López - Silent Cascade album art Angelini* / Fonda* / Lopez* Angelini* / Fonda* / Lopez* - Silent Cascade(CD, Album) Konnex Records KCD 5170 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
332032 Ramón López - Avril album art Beñat Achiary | Ramon Lopez* | Philippe De Ezcurra Beñat Achiary | Ramon Lopez* | Philippe De Ezcurra - Avril(CD, Album) daquí 332032 France 2007 Sell This Version
MMV-004 Ramón López - Khroma Akustikós album art Ensemble Impromptu & Ramón López Ensemble Impromptu & Ramón López - Khroma Akustikós(CD, Album) Marmita Música Viva MMV-004 Spain 2007 Sell This Version
ZZT070901 Ramón López - Colors album art Gérard Lesne, Bruno Angelini, Jean-Philippe Viret, Ramón López Gérard Lesne, Bruno Angelini, Jean-Philippe Viret, Ramón López - Colors(CD, Album) Zig Zag Territoires ZZT070901 France 2007 Sell This Version
CD LR 491 Ramón López - Drums Solo II Swinging With Doors album art Ramon Lopez* Drums Solo II Swinging With Doors(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 491 UK 2007 Sell This Version
sbr005 Ramón López - New York City Session album art Bruno Angelini, Joe Fonda, Ramon Lopez* Bruno Angelini, Joe Fonda, Ramon Lopez* - New York City Session(CD, Album, Promo) Sans Bruit sbr005 France 2008 Sell This Version
CD LR 542 Ramón López - Momentos album art Christine Wodrascka / Ramon Lopez* Christine Wodrascka / Ramon Lopez* - Momentos(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 542 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ROG-0022 Ramón López - Ascension, Tombeau De John Coltrane album art Kassap* - Lavant* - Lopez* - Médioni* - Tchamitchian* Kassap* - Lavant* - Lopez* - Médioni* - Tchamitchian* - Ascension, Tombeau De John Coltrane(CD, Album) Rogueart ROG-0022 France 2009 Sell This Version
AB 001 Ramón López - Sweet Raws Suite Etcetera - Live A Sevran album art Bruno Angelini, Sebastien Texier*, Ramon Lopez* Bruno Angelini, Sebastien Texier*, Ramon Lopez* - Sweet Raws Suite Etcetera - Live A Sevran(CD, Album) Abalone Productions AB 001 France 2010 Sell This Version
062527432441 Ramón López - Triez album art Agustí Fernández*, Baldo Martínez* & Ramón López Agustí Fernández*, Baldo Martínez* & Ramón López - Triez(CD, Album) EmArcy 062527432441 Spain 2010 Sell This Version
ROG-0040 Ramón López - 13 Miniatures For Albert Ayler album art Jean-Jacques Avenel - Jacqueline Caux - Jean-Luc Cappozzo - Steve Dalachinsky - Simon Goubert - Raphaël Imbert - Sylvain Kassap - Joëlle Léandre - Urs Leimgruber - Didier Levallet - Ramon Lopez* - Joe McPhee - Evan Parker - Barre Phillips - Michel Portal - Lucia Recio - Christian Rollet - John Tchicai Jean-Jacques Avenel - Jacqueline Caux - Jean-Luc Cappozzo - Steve Dalachinsky - Simon Goubert - Raphaël Imbert - Sylvain Kassap - Joëlle Léandre - Urs Leimgruber - Didier Levallet - Ramon Lopez* - Joe McPhee - Evan Parker - Barre Phillips - Michel Portal - Lucia Recio - Christian Rollet - John Tchicai - 13 Miniatures For Albert Ayler(CD) RogueArt ROG-0040 France 2012 Sell This Version
0602537195817 Ramón López - Azul album art Agustí Fernández* & Ramón López Agustí Fernández* & Ramón López - Azul(CD, Album) Universal 0602537195817 Spain 2012 Sell This Version
FR - CD 04 Ramón López - Ça Barbare, Là ! album art Jean-Marc Foussat & Ramón López Jean-Marc Foussat & Ramón López - Ça Barbare, Là !(CD, Album) Fou Records FR - CD 04 France 2013 Sell This Version
860250 Ramón López - Acértate Más album art Beñat Achiary / Philippe de Ezcurra / Ramón López Beñat Achiary / Philippe de Ezcurra / Ramón López - Acértate Más(CD, Album) Buda Musique 860250 France 2015 Sell This Version
ROG-0058 Ramón López - Entropy/Enthalpy album art TheTurbine!, Harrison Bankhead, Benjamin Duboc, Hamid Drake, Ramon Lopez* , Special Guest Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Lionel Garcin, William Parker TheTurbine!, Harrison Bankhead, Benjamin Duboc, Hamid Drake, Ramon Lopez* , Special Guest Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Lionel Garcin, William Parker - Entropy/Enthalpy(2xCD, Album) Rogueart ROG-0058 France 2015 Sell This Version
RJAL397025, RJAL 397025 Ramón López - Whispers album art Jean-Christophe Cholet / Matthieu Michel Guests Didier Ithursarry / Ramon Lopez* Jean-Christophe Cholet / Matthieu Michel Guests Didier Ithursarry / Ramon Lopez* - Whispers(CD, Album) La Buissonne, La Buissonne RJAL397025, RJAL 397025 France 2016 Sell This Version
Ramón López - Sidereus Nuncius – The Starry Messenger album art Ramón LópezBarry Guy Ramón LópezBarry Guy - Sidereus Nuncius – The Starry Messenger (Album) Maya Recordings Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version
FSR 09|2018 Ramón López - Wandering The Sounds album art Guillermo Gregorio, Rafał Mazur*, Ramon Lopez* Guillermo Gregorio, Rafał Mazur*, Ramon Lopez* - Wandering The Sounds(CD, Album) Fundacja Słuchaj! FSR 09|2018 Poland 2018 Sell This Version