Metheny flamenco by Santiago Lara

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Metheny flamenco by Santiago Lara - Jazz Fusion Jazz Flamenco Live Act in Jerez de la Frontera

Metheny flamenco by Santiago Lara Short Info

'METHENY FLAMENCO - The album, The show'
Adaptations of Pat Metheny songbook from the perspective of one of the leading flamenco guitarists nowadays, Santiago Lara.
A quartet that brings together some of the best Spanish jazz musicians and flamenco, with guest artists in album as Jorge Pardo, Estrella Morente or Antonio Serrano among others.

An unprecedented proposal that will surprise critics and audiences.
Album finished, will be edited in the beginning of 2016 under Warner Music License.

"I love it...I´m so honored for them to take this music to such an incredible place"
Pat Metheny.

Santiago talks about the project:

“…For some time now, I have wanted to undertake a more in-depth study of Jazz. At last I have found the motivation, need and courage to do it.

It is about this time that I come upon the music of Pat Metheny. Although I have been listening to this great artist for years, it is only now, having got into his way of thinking, that I am truly understanding and enjoying his work.

That is what lies at the root of this project. A project produced by a flamenco artist, but purely about jazz.

I feel that Pat Metheny has long been deserving of homage by flamenco guitarists. Without knowing it, he has had a transcendental influence on the new generation of flamenco guitarists, me included.

While some flamenco artists have already dedicated works to him, nobody has yet tried to produce a new version of his work, in the context of flamenco guitar. That is what this project involves.

I selected the works that I felt were most apt to this task and I am taking them over to flamenco guitar as best I can. The challenge I face is as complicated for me as it is stimulating and productive.

As I said to Pat Metheny when he invited me to know this projet personally, it remains for me to make record that I am doing this for love of music and with all the respect that this great artist deserves.”

Santiago Lara

'METHENY FLAMENCO - The album, The show'
Adaptations of Pat Metheny songbook from the perspective of one of the leading flamenco guitarists nowadays, Santiago Lara.
A quartet that brings together some of the best Spanish jazz musicians and flamenco, with guest artists in album as Jorge Pardo, Estrella Morente or Antonio Serrano among others.

An unprecedented proposal that will surprise critics and audiences.
Album finished, will be edited in the beginning of 2016 under Warner Music License.

"I love it...I´m so honored for them to take this music to such an incredible place"
Pat Metheny.

Santiago talks about the project:

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Past Gigs Metheny flamenco by Santiago Lara

  • 03 | 2016 Paris With Mercedes Ruiz
  • 03 | 2016 Jerez "Metheny Flamenco" World Premiere - XXJerez Festival
  • 01 | 2016 Nimes With David Lagos
  • 10 | 2015 Dublin The Helix - DUBLIN FLAMENCO FESTIVAL (with dancer Mercedes Ruiz)
  • 07 | 2015 Córdoba 18 strings -Córdoba International Guitar Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Berlin Concert at Spanish Embassy
  • 05 | 2015 Stuttgart Concert at Hohenheim Castle
  • 05 | 2015 Weimar Masterclass at Franz Liszt University of Music Weimar

Discography Metheny flamenco by Santiago Lara

  • 2016 METHENY FLAMENCO: A Tribute to Pat Metheny Album | Warner Music (license)
  • 2012 SENTIMIENTOS NUEVOS Album | SGAE
  • 2007 EL SENDERO DE LO IMPOSIBLE Album | Alcompás

Media

  • Sound THE HEAT OF THE DAY
  • Sound JAMES (feat. Antonio Serrano)

Origin

  • Jerez de la Frontera ES

Members

  • Santiago Lara Adaptator, Flamenco guitarist, composer
  • Guillermo McGill drums
  • Miguel Angel López ´Lennon´ piano
  • Pablo Martín - Caminero double bass
  • Jose Amosa sound engineer - artist manager

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