Pedro Iturralde passed away on Sunday. He was a Spanish saxophonist, teacher and composer. He went on to lead his own jazz quartet at the W. Jazz Club in Madrid, experimenting with the combined use of flamenco and jazz, and making recordings for the Blue Note label.
When he was 20 years old he composed Czárdás for saxophone. He dedicated the present version of the work, orchestrated by his brother Javier, to a friend, saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos.
He made recordings with the renowned flamenco guitarists Paco de Lucia, Paco de Algeciras and Pepe de Antequera. He also recorded with jazz vocalist Donna Hightower on her I'm In Love with Love album.