Paco Benitez is a bass player/songwriter living in Madrid, Spain. Born in Cadiz in 1966 and raised in Miami, he started playing the electric bass in 1983. Since his return to Spain, he has played for more than a hundred artists in the jazz, blues, pop and rock circuits and recorded several albums and film scores as a sideman. 'Artesanía' is his first record as a leader with ten strong original compositions arranged and produced by Paco. The fine musicians featured in 'Artesanía' are players from Madrid's music scene: Javier Paxariño, Pedro Cabredo, Lorenzo Solano, Isi Fernandez (Saxes), Robin Cooper (trumpet and flugelhorn), Javier Escribano (Trombone), Moises Sanchez, Victor Alonso, Fernando García (Keyboards), Juan Carlos Jimenez 'el niño', Antonio Toledo, Jairo Zavala, Dabas Herrera, Richie Guinea (Guitars), Helena de Alfonso (vocals, Javier Palancar (accordion), Jaime Medina, Juan Carlos Arellano 'El Ruso' (percussion) and Toni Jurado on drums. Stay tuned, after 5 long years, Paco's new album is almost ready. Yes, he's a slow worker.