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Excellent modern flamenco guitar - the real deal
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Vicente Amigo is the definite heir to the Paco de Lucia throne. If you want to hear 'real' flamenco guitar, this is a must-have recording, along with Vicente's first CD 'De Mi Corazon Al Aire'. If you actually own any CD's by Ottmar Liebert/Gypsy Kings/Strunz and Farah, do yourself a favor and learn what actual flamenco music is all about. The aforementioned artists are flamenco posers, imitators at best."
Nice to have, great moments, but not essential flamenco
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Vicente's brilliant first outing, De Mi Corazon al Aire, is an outstanding application of modern sensibility and techniques to strict flamenco forms. It shows just how far flamenco can go and still be flamenco. Whereas this album, Vivencias, steps outside flamenco on several tracks and strays into muzak territory in the process.Vicente is always worth listening to - check him out on Tauromagia, a flamenco classic - but I hope he doesn't wander off too far into flaccid Liebert territory."
Vicente Amigo - El Maestro de Flamenco
chuckoman | Albuquerque, NM United States | 04/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Few Flamenco guitarists escape my ears. This musical form is so beautiful. As a resident mucisican and guest performer over the past several years with Eva Encinas' world class Festival Flamenco Internacional productions here in Albuquerque, I have had the honor and priviledge of performing with some of the very best, including Los Dos hermanos Jimenez, Chuscales, Paco Jimeno, Santiago Lara and many others. The first time I heard this album I was absolutely blown away!! Not just because the compositions are fresh, brilliantly espressive and vibrant, but the arangements and performances by the accompanying artists are extraordinary in every respect. The cuts are masterfully performed and the emotion, passion and fire of this rare masterpiece traverse the entire spectrum of the feelings and emotion that ARE the very heart and soul of Flamenco. (One side note: to my disappointment, the trumpet player on Limon de Nata is not identified, but the what he/she plays on this track is brilliant and completely unique!!) Flamenco and jazz. It's what I've always believed should and can be done.Vicente's firey expressivo and warm chordal textures pull you in as if you were right there in the studio performance. To be sure, El Maestro, Vicente Amigo's performance on every cut is pure genius. The order of the compositions are arranged such that when you have listened to the entire CD, you feel as if you just experienced an incredible musical journey. And when it's over, you want to go there again...Get it while you can because it's very hard to find. This CD in particular is truly a timeless treasure."