Rio de Colores

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Strunz & Farah haven't been much of a critics' favorite, although they have many admirers among great musicians, including the legendary Paco de Lucia. Listening to the guitar duo, it's easy to understand both sides. Both players have incredible technique, with bursts of passion. But at the same time, their new flamenco seems like a watered-down version of "real" flamenco. However, if you take Rio de Colores at face value, as an album of instrumentals colored by the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and even Latin America, it's an outstanding piece of work, although more reflective than some of their other albums -- however, the opener, "Matambu," offers plenty of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Strunz & Farah haven't been much of a critics' favorite, although they have many admirers among great musicians, including the legendary Paco de Lucia. Listening to the guitar duo, it's easy to understand both sides. Both players have incredible technique, with bursts of passion. But at the same time, their new flamenco seems like a watered-down version of "real" flamenco. However, if you take Rio de Colores at face value, as an album of instrumentals colored by the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and even Latin America, it's an outstanding piece of work, although more reflective than some of their other albums -- however, the opener, "Matambu," offers plenty of emotion. The title cut flows gently through several moods, and both "Bandari" and "Arabesca" show the links between flamenco and North Africa in the rhythms and melodies. There's no faulting the playing throughout, and the charango offers some lovely Latin touches. So it may not be to everyone's taste, but the fans will love it, and it's one of their best sets to date.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Selva Records
  • UPC: 700977101020
  • Catalog Number: 1010
  • Sales rank: 309,321

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Strunz & Farah Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Pedro Eustache Flute
Ardeshir Farah Steel Guitar, spanish guitar
Jorge Strunz Synthesizer Guitar, Charango, spanish guitar, Ronroco
Ramon Yslas Cymbals, Cajon, Bell-tree
Jimmy Branley Drums
Majid Ghorbani Tambourine
Alberto Salas Keyboards
Chris Bleth Woodwind
Jose "Joey" de Leon Maracas, Latin Percussion
Rene Camacho Bass
Danny Papakalos Bouzouki
Ulises Pineda Kena, Zampona
Michelle Whitsone Stone Harp, Pedal Harp
Omid Torbatian Ney
Technical Credits
Charlie Bisharat Composer
Ardeshir Farah Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Kathlyn Powell Graphic Design, Cover Art
Jorge Strunz Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Kris Solem Mastering
Sergio Sanmiguel Engineer
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