Vicente Amigo – Memoria de los Sentidos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:08:36 minutes | 742 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings
Vicente Amigo returns to the roots. Flamenco is the place to which it belongs, the mythical terrain from which its art emerges, the one that so masterfully and on so many occasions has given it arguments for fusion: with jazz, with pop, with global music … It is not the case of Memory of the senses, which will be released on the street an album that oozes flamenco that purists like, that of authentic origins.
In what will be the eighth studio album of his career, Vicente Amigo brings together an outstanding cast of flamenco artists of the first rank, to give us nine delights in the form of songs. Potito, El Pele, Miguel Poveda … Six of those collaborations are vowels, to which Farruquito joins with his dance and zapateao of Puente de los goldsmiths.
Amoralí opens the repertoire as a declaration of intentions. The guitar, the cajón and the palmas are played, Amigo recites with his strings and Potito joins in later to raise the tension of the theme. Without instrumental additives, the guitar always in command, the Sevillian guitarist brought up in Córdoba intersperses instrumental themes such as Seville with the cante of El Pele (The Forge), Pepe de Pura (Square of the Sirens), Miguel Poveda (Tientos del candil) and Pedro el Granaino (The Four Moons): flamenco in abundance.
And what about Réquiem, an overwhelming theme in homage to his great teacher, Paco de Lucía, in which Miguel Poveda, Niña Pastori, Arcángel, Rafael de Utrera and Pedro el Granaino collaborate. The sound of the bells opens that sign of veneration that dismisses Memory of the senses. It is not just any tribute: it is that of the student to a decisive figure of the modern flamenco guitar, an artist with whom he developed not only a close professional collaboration, but above all a deep friendship.
Recently awarded with the Gold Medal of Merit for Fine Arts, Vicente Amigo returns with his album almost four years after the publication of Tierra, a project in the antipodes of this Memory of the senses. It was a different, global album, the most innovative and international of his career. In it, the great flamenco guitarist opened the window to his music from the hand of the British producer Guy Fletcher, and went to record in London with musicians from Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler or Capercaillie, to connect flamenco with different music sign.
01. Amoralí feat. Potito
03. La Fragua feat. El Pele
04. Puente de los Orfebres feat. Farruquito
06. Plaza de Las Sirenas feat. Pepe de Pura
07. Tientos del Candil feat. Miguel Poveda
08. Las Cuatro Lunas feat. Pedro El Granaíno
09. Réquiem feat. Niña Pastori, Arcángel, Miguel Poveda, Rafael de Utrera y Pedro El Granaíno