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Heat
Oscar Lopez
Heat
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Oscar Lopez's 1997 release challenges the Strunz & Farahs and Ottmar Lieberts of the world head on. Full of flamenco-inspired nylon-string guitar themes fleshed out with fiery improvisations, Heat largely eschews tradition...  more »

      
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All Artists: Oscar Lopez
Title: Heat
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Original Release Date: 5/20/1997
Release Date: 5/20/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Latin Music, Flamenco, Meditation, Adult Contemporary, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 083616304021, 0083616304052, 083616304045, 083616304052

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Oscar Lopez's 1997 release challenges the Strunz & Farahs and Ottmar Lieberts of the world head on. Full of flamenco-inspired nylon-string guitar themes fleshed out with fiery improvisations, Heat largely eschews traditional flamenco compas for more straight-ahead, relaxed rhythms, backed by acoustic bass and percussion. But the Santiago, Chile-born Lopez is considerably more comfortable with flamenco puro than is Liebert, as his dynamic and fairly virtuosic "Fuego y Furia" attests. Like those of Strunz & Farah, his compositions are more pan-Latin than strictly flamenco, giving the buoyant "Fiesta Latina" and "Distancia" a hearty, authentic feel, which is coupled with a clear, sober production that brings Lopez's percussive guitar tone to the fore. --James Rotondi

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Flamenco fans?
S. Balsley | Tucson, Az USA | 11/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is excellent. However, those that buy Narada's "New Flamenco" collections need to learn something very, very essential. This is not true Flamenco. Lopez is not a flamenco guitarist, and lacks the discipline to even try.. as he would admit in concert, especially "Flamenco Festivals." This CD shows incredible music songwriting skill, and is truy one of my favorites, but lacks the technical wizardry of a true NEW flamenco master.. I.E. Paco or Nunez. Nonetheless, Oscar has succeeded in capturing some very beautiful moods with this CD, as well as a great many followers."
Great gypsy fusion. Romantic. Moving. Multi-Dimensional.
mgcb@ix.netcom.com | California | 07/01/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I ran across this CD at a Nature Store kiosk in Chicago. (Before Amazon.com music came into existence). I was enthralled. Oscar Lopez composes and plays from the heart and with passion. My wife loved it. If you enjoy Gypsy Kings, Strunz & Farah and Dave Grusin, I think you will completely enjoy "Heat" by Oscar Lopez. The first two cuts are fantastic and 80% of what follows is as good or better. I enjoy latin music, flamenco guitar and gypsy music. If you do too, you'll definitely enjoy "Heat." It delivers what it promises."
I was swept away ...
super-mario | Birmingham | 09/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was totally enthralled with this CD. Passion reverberates in every strum, tap and pick that Oscar does. He turns my room into a fiesta of heavenly sounds and conjures all images of humanity in a single sweep. Every time I hear 'Tornado de Amor' I can't help but rejoice and weep at the same time, what a beautiful, demanding piece of music. What an amazing performer."