Initially known by many of the public as “Pat Martino of the bass” Galvez is directly related with the generation of electric bass players of the post- Pastorius era. Gálvez playing is closely related with colleagues like John Patitucci and Stanley Clarke, being able to go personally somewhere else thanks to a colorful and musical solo style. His conception of the bass as an harmonic instument has no other competitors at any level:
Christian Galvez - Electric Bass
Pablo Menares - Double Bass
Felix Lecaros - Drums
Christian Galvez -Solo -Teatro IRDEB Salvador BA from Alejandro Orellana on Vimeo.
“his bass is not just a bass, but more a guitar with low strings … he does all that a guitar player can do, plus all what a bass player is able to perform..”
Since 2005 he worked closely with the Argentine guitarist Luis Salinas, and national accompanied great musicians like jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham, the bassist Stanley Clarke , with whom he made a long tour of Europe. The meeting between the two musicians came to fruition in early 2007 and resulted in the departure of Gálvez to Los Angeles as member of the Stanley Clarke Electric Band. Very active as teacher, he creates the Escuela Superior de Jazz and he plays with his Christian Galvez Quartet in the whole Latin America, is member of The Masters of Bass with Gary Willis and Dominique di Piazza, part of the Frank Gambale Quartet.
With Pez Records he has recorded 8 albums and his Concert for Electric Bass and Symphonic Orchestra has been performed in Chile, Panama in major festivals of the continent. Many years has passed siince the “Pat Martino of the bass”. At today Galvez is fr sure the best bass player in Latin America and makes part of the selected small group of the best bass virtuosos of the planet.