Monday, January 28, 2013

Ciro Hurtado, Los Angeles Blues

When something works, you stop thinking about what it is, sometimes, and just enjoy it. Nylon string guitarist Ciro Hurtado and his Los Angeles Blues (Inti) does that for me.

The Spanish guitar heritage as modified, rethought and made new in Latin America is what gets a loving transformation in Maestro Hurtado's hands.

He is a beautiful guitarist! And he takes tradition and makes a contemporary melding with the forward moving instrumentaility of modern strains from the band Oregon to Latin jazz guitarists and onwards. Do NOT think this is a new age smarm. It is most excellent guitar music!

Very recommended.

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