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A longtime favorite album

I was an early student of Glen Velez back when he recorded this album and remember falling in love with it when he and Layne Redmond came back from Spain and gave me a copy. It was quasi-improvised, as Glen and Layne's interlocking parts were largely already worked out, with Suso, Pedro, Maria, and Miguel improvising on top. If you're in the mood for something lovely and mesmorizing, you'll love this. I am one of the lucky few to have found it on CD in Europe and now you can get it on iTunes!

Biography

Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Glen Velez, a Texan of Mexican origin, is one of the most outstanding living percussionists. His instrument is the frame drum, the origins of which can be traced back as early as ancient Mesopotamia. Velez not only plays the frame drum, he studied its rich history and manifold uses as a ceremonial instrument in ancient rituals, and thus also became a musicologist in this field. He not only presents his expertise in a wide variety of performances and collaborations with other artists -- he also developed...
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Musica Esporadica, Glen Velez
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: Mar 20, 1991

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