Great Flamenco artists?

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Re: Great Flamenco artists?

Post by StGeorge » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Don't forget Enrique de Melchor and Rafael Riqueini. Also Niño Ricardo. 8)
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Re: Great Flamenco artists?

Post by StGeorge » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:30 pm

OOOPPs. I almost forgot Paco Serrano. 8)
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Post by Steve Kutzer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:34 pm

Thanks, everyone! This is a great rabbit hole to have fallen into. Maybe 5% of the names provided were familiar. One of these days I really must make a flamenco tour of Spain. The only live flamenco I've seen was one of Paco De Lucia's last performances. It was in the Strathmore concert hall outside of Washington D.C. It was a great, great concert and experience, but it struck me how very much more powerful this would be in a more intimate setting (like around a crackling campfire).
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Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:58 pm

Steve Kutzer wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:34 pm
Thanks, everyone! This is a great rabbit hole to have fallen into. Maybe 5% of the names provided were familiar. One of these days I really must make a flamenco tour of Spain. The only live flamenco I've seen was one of Paco De Lucia's last performances. It was in the Strathmore concert hall outside of Washington D.C. It was a great, great concert and experience, but it struck me how very much more powerful this would be in a more intimate setting (like around a crackling campfire).
Might not be easy to see a lot of flamenco in Spain, it's often happenng in Tablaos that are not so public, or in local clubs. There are great Flamenco festivals, though. The places that are advertised a lot are mostly tourist places (although one can get to see some fabulous asrtists there, too).

Fortunately there is a lot of first class material on Youtube. Sometimes it's just one of the younger guys checking a flamenco guitar at some dealer that yields a great little recording.

Of all the younger (well, he's not so young anymore) flamenco players I'd like to especially recommend Diego Del Morao. He hasn't got so many solo recordings, but there are some marvelous takes on YT.
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Post by zavaletas » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:29 am

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Re: Great Flamenco artists?

Post by rayian » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:48 pm

I'm a bit late here but I'll add some names that I don't think were mentioned.
Antonio Rey
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Post by LarryShone » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:56 pm

Can't think of many other than the aforementioned Paco and Manitas de Plata. I did find a YouTube video of a modern guy playing amazing stuff on a flamenco guitar but it was ages ago and I forget his name.
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Re: Great Flamenco artists?

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Rick Beauregard wrote:
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prawnheed wrote:
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...and Tomatito
My favourite
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Re: Great Flamenco artists?

Post by Wesjr1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Steve Kutzer wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:34 pm
Thanks, everyone! This is a great rabbit hole to have fallen into. Maybe 5% of the names provided were familiar. One of these days I really must make a flamenco tour of Spain. The only live flamenco I've seen was one of Paco De Lucia's last performances. It was in the Strathmore concert hall outside of Washington D.C. It was a great, great concert and experience, but it struck me how very much more powerful this would be in a more intimate setting (like around a crackling campfire).
I lived in Madrid for 4 years (69-72) and you could walk into busy local "taverns", bars, or small restaurant/bars, and there would be at least one--usually 2 or 3--customers who brought in their guitars and had an impromtu flamenco jam session, with the other patrons clapping along rhythmically. No dancing, just music and clapping. They were not musicians hired by the bar. I don't know if that's still the case there, but it was totally enjoyable and entertaining, with some great flamenco.
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Post by Andrew Fryer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:14 pm

Wesjr1 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:07 pm
I lived in Madrid for 4 years (69-72) and you could walk into busy local "taverns", bars, or small restaurant/bars, and there would be at least one--usually 2 or 3--customers who brought in their guitars and had an impromtu flamenco jam session, with the other patrons clapping along rhythmically. No dancing, just music and clapping. They were not musicians hired by the bar. I don't know if that's still the case there, but it was totally enjoyable and entertaining, with some great flamenco.
That's almost funny - 69-72 - I've been in Madrid bars in the last couple of decades and all I can remember hearing is Lou Reed!
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Re: Great Flamenco artists?

Post by Wesjr1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:48 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Wesjr1 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:07 pm
I lived in Madrid for 4 years (69-72) and you could walk into busy local "taverns", bars, or small restaurant/bars, and there would be at least one--usually 2 or 3--customers who brought in their guitars and had an impromtu flamenco jam session, with the other patrons clapping along rhythmically. No dancing, just music and clapping. They were not musicians hired by the bar. I don't know if that's still the case there, but it was totally enjoyable and entertaining, with some great flamenco.
That's almost funny - 69-72 - I've been in Madrid bars in the last couple of decades and all I can remember hearing is Lou Reed!
Why almost funny? Perhaps I should have added some more detail?: The playing usually happened later at night, more often on weekends. It didn't happen in every single establishment in the city. What I related is true--I witnessed it many times.
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