Spain Againby Tomatito
Their spellbinding collaboration Spain brought worldwide acclaim to the piano and guitar duo of Michel Camilo and José Fernándo Torres "Tomatito," and nearly seven years later, they reunite to surprise and amaze. Amaze because both men, explosive solo performers in their own right, are such a simpatico pair (and here perhaps it's Tomatito's flamenco background allowing him to support Camilo as he did the great singer Camarón de la Isla). And surprise because, title to the contrary, there's not too much overtly Spanish about this album. A suite of Astor Piazzolla tangos, "Stella by Starlight," and a somewhat goopy Juan Luis Guerra tune with the composer himself on lead vocals - it's a richly varied set that's less self-consciously Iberian as its predecessor. "A Los Nietos," a Tomatito number dedicated to Pat Metheny sports some flamenco flair, to be sure; Chick Corea's "La Fiesta" darts in and out of Latin rhythms and "From Within," Camilo's fiery tropical composition, answers it from his Caribbean perspective. Broadening their palettes on this meeting, Camilo & Tomatito together prove what each has demonstrated repeatedly alone, that musical virtuosity knows no borders.
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Performance CreditsTomatito Primary Artist,Flamenco Guitar
Michel Camilo Piano
Juan Luis Guerra Guest Appearance
Technical CreditsAstor Piazzolla Composer
Michel Camilo Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Armando Anthony Corea Composer
Carlos Gardel Composer
Juan Luis Guerra Composer
Phil Magnotti Engineering
Wolfgang Müller Executive Producer
Ned Washington Composer
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After listening many times to Spain2 I purchased Spain. Very different and one can hear how Camilo and Tomatito have developed their personal styles and their ability to play almost as one. Chic would be pleased.
Greetings from sunny Mexico... I found this CD just so good, now I want to know more about these two amazing artists. Push the play button and let your imagination take you to a relaxing moment of inspiration and stimulation to your senses.