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Main » 2006 » July » 11 » Sabicas & Joe Beck - 1966 - Rock Encounter
Sabicas & Joe Beck - 1966 - Rock Encounter
Sabicas & Joe Beck - 1966 - Rock  Encounter

Tracks  :
1 - Inca  Song
2 - Joe's Tune
3 -  Zapateado
4 - Zambra
5 - Handclaps
6 - Flamenco Rock
7 - Bulerias
8 - Farruca

This album shows a fantastic  mixture of authentic traditional Flamenco, Progressive and Psychedelic Rock by  Spanish legend Sabicas and extraordinary electric Jazzrock guitar by Joe Beck  with congenial backing band among others Donald Mac Donald on drums, Warren  Bernhardt organ and Tony Levin on bass. This is an album for those, who are  willing to look over the edges of their progressive and psychedelic  horizon.Great guitar playing (lots of electric and acoustic guitars) all  over. Unique and hypnotizing !


Composer /  songwriter
Name:Agustín Castellón Campos
Birth: 1912 Pamplona
Death:  1990 Nueva York

"In Sabicas, I saw a new form of playing, something  new..."  Paco de Lucía

He represented a breaking point for the flamenco  guitar and he revealed flamenco to the whole world, via America. He was  absolutely innovative, and revolutionised guitar playing with his speed and  polished execution with a right hand technique that is unmistakeable and  unrepeatable. His influence has been unquestionable for the new generations of  guitarists, passing through the work of Paco de Lucía and Serranito.

He  was born between Sanfermines (Pamplona's world-famous feast) and gypsies, in the  city that Hemingway made popular with his pen, and his parents bought him his  first guitar when he was four years old, when he was just strong enough to lift  it. Two years later, he was already making his debut on a stage. In his  beginnings, he was a fanatic follower of Ramón Montoya. Nonetheless, his work  accompanying the most important cantaores of the time helped him to conceive a  far more personal style of playing.

During the Civil War (1936) he went  into exile to South America with Carmen Amaya and, together, they embarked on  several tours. Sabicas grew fond of those lands, and settled in New York, where  he played concerts as a solo artist. He became open minded, to the point where  he made the first attempt at fusion with Joe Beck, Rock encounter (1966). He  also struck up an important relationship with jazz masters like Charles Mingus,  Ben E. King, Gill Evans, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis. He even played for  President Roosevelt in the White House and was treated as just another artist by  the record labels, which distributed his records all over the world.

He  did not return to Spain until 1967. Twenty years later, his country of birth  gave him a national tribute for the first time, in the Teatro Real in Madrid.  Earlier, in 1982, Pamplona had dedicated its feast, the Sanfermines, to him. He  recorded with Enrique Morente a year before he died.

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