Gallardo Del Rey

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My Spain (CD)

Monday September 24th, 2018

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My Spain – José María Gallardo Del Rey & La Maestranza

It is clear that José María Gallardo Del Rey is a good guitarist; In addition, he is lately traveling ways that distance him from the usual orthodoxy of the classical guitar, perhaps not to resign himself to his own seclusion in a ghetto of purism that is ultimately inconsequential.

We find in this record the restless musician who finds the expression of his art in the border territory that feeds on flamenco touch, with guzzles of Piazzolla and the shadow or perhaps the light that the guitar of his admired Paco De Lucía projects.

With the guitar erected as the protagonist of a small instrumental ensemble, La Maestranza, composed of flute, clarinet, viola, cello and percussion in some pieces, and the guitar duo (performed both by himself) in others, is inspired by the famous Pages of Falla (El Amor Brujo, La Vida Brief, El Sombrero de Tres Picos) and Albéniz (Iberia, Córdoba, Seville) as many times have done some flamenco guitarists, although from a controlled and elegant optic looking without complexes a mark of Spanish that is able to access a broad audience.

In short, a proposal that delves into the Spanish concept of the guitar; different and that is heard with pleasure.
P.G.B.

 

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Product Description

Each new installment of Gallardo del Rey constitutes a joyful start, a luminous display of his unstoppable evolution. It is not the first time that the Sevillian composer and guitarist plays Falla and Albéniz, but in My Spain his reading wins in full harmony and maturity, sustained by a transparent, virtuous, and at the same time warm execution: that ardor that does not manifest itself in a compulsive way, but subtly and elegantly emerging from under the melodic framework. In this album we find six original pieces, such as Banderillas de dusieblas, which closes a recording where the guitar alternates with the instrumental group La Maestranza.

José María Velázquez-Gaztelu

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