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Carmen Linares

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Album Review

The casual listener who comes in contact with flamenco, particularly in live performance, is most often overwhelmed, but may find duplicating the experience on recording flabbergasting. An alert, then, for this disc, which is one of the more exciting recordings ever produced in any genre, let alone flamenco. This well-produced session from a distinguished series of international recordings presents one of the ultimate masters of the jondo style in front of an instrumental trio in which guitarists Paco Cortes and Miguel Angel Cortes duel vividly. Percussionist Jesus Heredia could conceivably have palpitations keeping up with the vocalist's handclapping, and so could the listener. The handclapping and the instrumental rhythms that go with it are particularly ferocious and beg the question: Just what is it that is passing for rhythm in so much other music? Well-done liner notes are provided in German, French, and English.

Biography

Genre: Raíces

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '00s

Carmen Linares is one of the world's greatest flamenco singers. A master of the "jondo" style of singing, Linares has set her vocals to the classical-oriented accompaniment of symphonic and chamber orchestras for nearly two decades. Linares was the first flamenco singer to perform with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Linares has been equally forceful performing with the classic flamenco accompaniment of sole acoustic guitar. While The New York Times praised her for her "extraordinary...
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Spain - Desde el Alma (En Vivo), Carmen Linares
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  • 5,99 €
  • Genres: Raíces, Music, Latino
  • Released: 21 November 1995

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