Artist/Group Name: Various Artists
Release Date: 06/25/2002
Original Release Date: 2002
Length of CD: 50:16
Label: Windham Hill Records
Total Time: 50:16
1. Three Notes to Say I Love You (Tres Notas Para Decir Te Quiero) - Vicente Amigo
|2. Jard?n - Strunz & Farah|
|3. Night in Marrakesh - Adam del Monte/Omar Faruk Tekbilek|
|4. Tiati Mia - Jos? Antonio Rodr?guez|
|5. Rastro Viejo - Ni?o Josele/Javier Lim?n|
|6. Imaginary Traveler - Omar Faruk Tekbilek/Brian Keane|
|7. Mi Hermano, A - Sean Harkness|
|8. Soraima - Ni?o Josele/Javier Lim?n|
|9. Sombra del Paraiso - Adam del Monte|
|10. Corazones Diferentes - Sean Harkness|
Includes liner notes by Anastasia Tsioulcas.
Personnel: Manuel Malou (vocals); Ni?o Josele (guitar, flamenco guitar, percussion, palmas); Jos? Antonio Rodr?guez, Adam del Monte, Sean Harkness, Vicente Amigo (guitar); Brian Keane (acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer); Jorge Strunz, Ardeshir Farah (acoustic guitar); Omar Faruk Tekbilek (baglama, oud, kaval, ney); Hassan Isikkut (kanun); Ara Dinkjian (oud); Rafael Gonz?lez (keyboards); Dave Anderson (fretless bass); Mino Cinelu (drums, percussion); Paul Tchounga (drums); Jamey Haddad (shaker, percussion); Antonio Coronel, Manuel Soler, Javier Lim?n (percussion, palmas); Arto Tuncboyaciyan (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Freddie Mart?nez; Brian Keane .
Liner Note Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas.
Recording information: Bajani Studios, Seville, Spain; Bordon Records, Seville, San Pablo Studios, Seville, Sp; Domi Studio, Seville, Spain; Filigrana Studios, Cordoba, Spain; Little Big Feet Studios, Monroe, CT; Musitron, Madrid, Spain; Pulse Wave Underground Studio, Trumbull, CT; Staccato Studios, Barcelona, Spain; Tuiri's Music Recording Studios, Maimi, FL.
Flamenco purists might be upset that so many contemporary artists cop the centuries-old legacy of the music for their own pop-minded purposes, but the new age and worldbeat charts reflect a modern interest in this ancient style. Windham Hill has long been a label dedicated to creating samplers designed to appeal to both longtime fans and new converts to all types of music, and this collection is no exception. It features six popular genre classics from the last decade and four new tracks by Adam Del Monte and new age artist Sean Harkness. Individual songs were produced by veteran label artist and producer Brian Keane and others. The new material includes "Night in Marrakesh," a duet by Del Monte and world-renowned Turkish ney flute and oud master Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Del Monte's "Sombra Del Paraiso"; and Harkness' "A Mi Hermano" and "Corazones Diferentes." Tekbilek duets with Keane on the Middle Eastern-tinged "Imaginary Traveler," which first appeared on the Keane-Tekbilek collaboration album Beyond the Sky in 1992. There's a mix of old and new, from "Tres Notas Para Decir Te Quiero" (from Spanish great Vicente Amigo's City of Ideas) to Strunz & Farah's "Jardin," from the duo's 1995 album Heat of the Sun. ~ Jonathan Widran
NAPRA Review (11-12/02, p.70) - "...Flamenco's familiar percussive rhythms and fiery passion are a solid base for exploring other musical influences, yet no piece strays too far from what makes it Spain's signature sound..."
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