It's a major artistic statement. With its programme of Montón compositions drawing upon the melodic subtleties, rhythmic vitality and emotional power of flamenco, making connections also to classical tradition, it can at once take its place alongside the label's finest solo guitar albums.
"Flamenco is very beautiful in itself and I am deeply grateful for the inspiration it has given me throughout my career and my personal struggle to find myself through music," he says. "I owe a special debt of gratitude to all the great masters of flamenco guitar that have enriched so much its language, introducing new characters in the alphabet of flamenco." The flow of ideas in Montón's pieces can be breathtaking, as melodic lines splinter into flurries of notes or dance elegantly through stacked rhythms, virtuosity always harnessed to thoroughly musical ends. The music also draws from other resources including classical music, Baroque music being specifically acknowledged with the JS Bach-inspired 'Air', which references the Air from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068.
Personnel: José Luis Montón (guitar)
- Son & Kete
- Air (based on j.s. bach's "Air")
- Con permiso
- Al oido
- Piel suave
- Te he de querer mientras viva
Fast delivery & returns worldwide