Best of Narada New Flamenco Guitar

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Flamenco has become more visible lately, rising in international status -- which might, in part, be thanks to the worldwide success of the Gipsy Kings, although it's more flamenco that's been the subject of the spotlight. This collection goes for the smoother, less abrasive side of flamenco guitar, pulling tracks by artists on the Narada roster. It's impossible to criticize the technical aspects of players like Jesse Cook, Oscar Lopez, and Willie & Lobo. But at the same time, it's impossible to get too excited about them -- they're the flamenco equivalent of smooth jazz as opposed to hardcore bebop. Even artists like José Luis Encinas and Miguel de la Bastide won't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Flamenco has become more visible lately, rising in international status -- which might, in part, be thanks to the worldwide success of the Gipsy Kings, although it's more flamenco that's been the subject of the spotlight. This collection goes for the smoother, less abrasive side of flamenco guitar, pulling tracks by artists on the Narada roster. It's impossible to criticize the technical aspects of players like Jesse Cook, Oscar Lopez, and Willie & Lobo. But at the same time, it's impossible to get too excited about them -- they're the flamenco equivalent of smooth jazz as opposed to hardcore bebop. Even artists like José Luis Encinas and Miguel de la Bastide won't set purists' hearts racing -- unless it's in frustration. It's pleasant enough for background music, but on an artistic level, that's all this can ever be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 724358410525
  • Catalog Number: 84105
  • Sales rank: 39,028

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tempest (2:59)
  2. 2 The Flight of the Flamingo - Oscar Lopez (5:03)
  3. 3 Huracán Rumba - José Luis Encinas (3:56)
  4. 4 Paloma (4:04)
  5. 5 Gloria Bendita (4:24)
  6. 6 Seven Veils @@Willie And Lobo (5:27)
  7. 7 Luna de Fiesta (5:10)
  8. 8 The Flavor - Oscar Lopez (3:58)
  9. 9 Rattle and Burn (3:47)
  10. 10 Torrecillo del Leal - Miguel de la Bastide (4:44)
  11. 11 Rumba Peligrosa (Dangerous Rumba) (3:53)
  12. 12 Mario Takes a Walk (3:50)
  13. 13 Rosa Rose - Oscar Lopez (4:15)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Willie & Lobo Contributor
Mike Bailey Executive Producer
Wolfgang Fink Composer
Willie Royal Composer
Trevor Sadler Mastering
Oscar Lopez Composer, Contributor
Jesse Cook Composer, Contributor
Connie Gage Art Direction
Miguel de la Bastide Composer, Contributor
José Luis Encinas Composer, Contributor
Jose Luis Valle Composer
Chuscales Contributor
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