Spanish Kiss

Spanish Kiss

by Luis Villegas


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Spanish Kiss

While Latin influences are all the rage in pop music nowadays, it's good to expand beyond those boundaries and check out powerful instrumentalists like Villegas, a lightning quick flamenco guitarist who is the real deal. With energetic whimsy, powerful melodies, and intense seductive skills, Villegas should soon join Ottmar Liebert, Lara & Reyes, Jesse Cook, and Oscar Lopez as keepers of a traditional, irresistible flame. Villegas can play it both seductive and aggressive, and the mood swings and unpredictability help make the flow interesting. On the opening cut "Nueva Vida," he blends a high-tone melody with a loping rhythmic harmony line, hopping over a steady shaker percussion groove. "Salsa con Guitarras" is a speedy, hypnotic anthem complete with a festive chorus of voices repeating the title over a feisty weaving of piano harmony and explosive dual-lined melody. "Last Tango" is a sexy romance tune, with a gentle guitar melody wafting over a sensuous and light slow-dance groove. None of this energy would be possible without the dynamic interaction between Villegas and his great percussionists Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas, Luis Perez, and Richie Garcia.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/28/2000
Label: Baja Records
UPC: 0025221053826
catalogNumber: 538
Rank: 146832

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luis Villegas   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Palmas
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion
Guillermo Guzman   Bass,Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas   Bongos,Conga,Drums,Timbales,Djembe,Cajon,Palmas
Chris Trujillo   Conga,Cymbals,Drums,Timbales,Shaker,Udu
Luis Perez   Percussion,Whisper
Alberto Salas   Piano
Ricky Adorno   Vocals
Jairo Duran   Vocals

Technical Credits

Rique Pantoja   Arranger
Guillermo Guzman   Arranger,Producer
Dennis Moody   Engineer
Mary Perez   Artwork
Luis Villegas   Arranger

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