This is a
magnificent profile of Paco de Lucia, one of the greatest guitarists of all
The Spanish composer and guitarist was particularly skilled in flamenco, but crossed over into a range of other styles such as classical, jazz and world music.
His vast archive of music combined technical magic, raw energy, tender emotion and superb melody. From bulerias and tanguillos to tangos and rhumbas, this compilation showcases Paco de Lucia’s virtuosity.
If you can’t make it to Andalucia in southern Spain, this album will give you a flavor! We particularly recommend the tracks ‘Danza Ritual Del Fuego,’ ‘Cepa Andaluza’ and ‘Rumba Improvisada.’
Flamenco Leaks is the new musical project of three great Spanish flamenco jazz musicians: Carles Benavent (electric bass), Tino di Geraldo (drums) and Jorge Pardo (saxophone and flute). Flamenco Leaks is their third album overall and second studio recording.
Latin Lounge is the latest release from highly respected Puerto Rican-American percussionist Frank Colón. He has worked in the USA and Brazil, playing Latin jazz and salsa. On Latin Lounge, he delivers a deeply satisfying set of laid back tropical lounge pieces rooted in Puerto Rican, Cuban, Brazilian and Argentine traditions along with gypsy jazz, funk and flamenco, adorned with soothing sounds of sea waves and other effects.
The lineup on Latin lounge features an international cast of outstanding musicians, including well known names such as Brazilian flute maestro Carlos Malta and Russian guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko.
Personnel in alphabetical order: José Arimateia on trumpet; Raphael Batista on violin; Julio Falavigna on drums; Daniel Figueiredo on synthesizers; Jamie Glaser on acoustic guitar; Estevão Lima on bass; Jr. Lobbo on electric guitar; Luana Mallet on vocals; Carlos Malta on flute, bass flute; Kleyton Martins on keyboards; Roman Miroshnichenko on flamenco, electric and acoustic guitar; Elton Ricardo on Fender Rhodes; Christiano Rocha on drums; José Staneck on harmonica; Mateus Starling on electric guitar; Mateus Viano on accordion; Cristiano Veneza on violin, viola and cello; and Frank Colón on percussion, drums, vocals and programming.
It’s that time of year where World Music Central rolls out the Holiday Gift Guide. We have you covered from Christmas to Kwanzaa, from Hanukkah to Reyes Magos (Epiphany or Three Kings Day), from Winter’s Solstice to St. Lucia Day, from St. Nicholas Day to New Year’s Day.
Over the next few days World Music Central will offer a new set of clickable links to some fabulous gift ideas. This year we’ve got practical gifts, cool gadgets, frivolous doodads, shiny sparkly things and everything in between for the music lover on your list, so let’s get on with it.
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