Album released by Spanish guitarist Carlos Heredia as soloist. For many years he accompanied singing and dancing for many flamenco artists before recording this work with ten items of his own creation. Carlos is accompanied by Michael Kiaer (bass), Jason McGuire (drawer and guitar), vocals by Fermín Carmona and four members in chorus and clapping. Heredia is a guitarist who mixes classical and modern flamenco in line with current trends, giving power and emotion to his guitar.
Promotional album for the gypsy group Narvalo within a collection dedicated to universal ethnic music and flamenco here. 'Narvalo' is a gypsy band natural from the Camargue region of France. The name derives from the title of a book by Pierre Guy Greneuil -founder of the group, musician, songwriter and guitarist-. Narvalo's music thrives on Catalan and Andalusian flamenco music while making sounds and rhythms of ancient Hungarian melodies. Led by Jo Pucheu the group have shaped sound fuller and richer progressively adding to vocals and guitars of the gypsy duo formed by 'Negrita' and 'Boï' more vocal and instrumental components with rhythm sections, keyboards, flute and saxophone. The music on this CD sounds very close to Catalan rumba, which is nourished, and is true, rhythmic, lively and passionate. This CD was reissued again in 2005, under the revised title of 'A trip around the world. Spain. Gipsy flamenco ', this reissue becoming the name of the musical group 'The Gypsies'.
The record includes recordings of monumental figures of cante and toque, such as Camarón de la Isla, Paco de Lucía, Bambino or Carmen Linares. It is a compilation of a variety of styles with recordings of recent years. The legend of time, the legendary Camarón record and one of the greatest landmarks in the history of flamenco, is the starting point of the album Pa saber de flamenco. It is an instrument to begin to know and to distinguish the different styles of this music.
Directed by legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO is an evolutionary musical journey through the light, song and dance of a dynamic and alive art form. Beautifully photographed by famed Academy Award(R)-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW), and showcasing a powerful new Flamenco through dazzling musical and dance performances by emerging talents and the greatest living Flamenco masters, this unique musical odyssey reaches beyond the borders of Flamenco and Spanish culture toward a universal artistic expression.
This three-disc set comes nicely packaged with a 48-page booklet. It provides an interesting introduction to the art, although it is heavily weighted toward the ultra-modern style. Indeed, some of the material isn't considered flamenco at all by its performers. The first CD focuses on individual singers, and includes a great soleá by La Niña de los Pelnes, a blazing bulerías by Terremoto, and tangos by Jose Menese and El Indio Gitano. But beyond that nod to tradition, the emphasis is on New Flamenco. There's a soleá by Camarón and a fandango by Duquende, who follows Camarón's approach. The remaining eight cuts – by Lole y Manuel, Susi, Diego Carrasco, and others – are hot off the press, figuratively or literally.
Christian Escoude combines elements of gypsy jazz, bop, and a contemporary flavor during these 1989 sessions that also include fellow guitarists Paul Challin Ferret, Jimmy Gourley, Frederic Sylvestre, accordion player Marcel Azzla, cellist Vincent Courtois, bassist Alby Cullaz, and either Billy Hart or Philippe Combelle on drums. The presence of so many players sometimes muddies the sound, especially when Azzla is too prominent in the mix. Several of the works were written by Escoude's late uncle, the popular accordion player/composer Gus Viseur, who had worked with Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, though the switch to electric guitars and addition of percussion indicates this is not your father's gypsy music.