Gypsy Boogaloo

Gypsy Boogaloo

by Willie & Lobo


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Gypsy Boogaloo

The guitar and gypsy violin odd couple's debut -- which made a huge splash on both new age and world music charts -- fuses metric changes and melodic intricacies (not to mention sweetness) into an eclectic package that set world music on its ear and continued to do so years later. Willie Royal (violin) and Wolfgang Fink (acoustic guitar) are about as different an act as instrumental music offered in the '90s, with stunning flamenco styled playing (they met playing at a bar in Puerto Vallarta) and lively yet unpredictable swings. While Fink is a great acoustic player, Royal seems to redefine violin playing in a style unlike any other major artist, including Jean Luc Ponty. A gentle "Sultan's Dream" may perk up thanks to Efrain Toro's percussion and co-producer Rick Braun's trumpet, while a lilting "Dance With You" goes down like a smooth Corona. "The Lonely Camel" haunts as easily as "Allegria" and "Refrus" energize. Gypsy Boogaloo may take some getting used to, but it's one of the best exotic musical dishes of the early '90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/1993
Label: Mesa / Bluemoon
UPC: 0081227905620
catalogNumber: 79056

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie & Lobo   Primary Artist
Rick Braun   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Keyboards
Wolfgang Fink   Guitar,Hand Clapping
Cliff Hugo   Bass,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
George Nauful   12-string Guitar
Willie Royal   Violin,Wind
Efrain Toro   Percussion

Technical Credits

Willie & Lobo   Arranger
Gary Brandt   Engineer
Rick Braun   Producer
Russell Burt   Engineer
Wolfgang Fink   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Wayne James   Engineer
George Nauful   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Manolo de Oro   Composer
Willie Royal   Composer,Sound Effects
Jim Snowden   Executive Producer
Daniel Nevins   Art Direction
Richard Evans   Art Direction

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