Archive for June 18th, 2015

Antonio Gómez – Alcala Street

In the last weeks I had the focus on Spanish music with reviews about the albums of saxophonist Inaki Arakistain and guitarist Juan Carlos Mendoza. I finish this cycle with the album of Spanish guitarist Antonio Gómez Alcalá Street, Jazz from Spain (2015).

Haling from Almeria he studied his instrument in America and Spain. He started his musical career with Guitarra de Navidad, an album of Christmas songs in 1997. His second album Aires de Mar followed in 2007. Alcalá Street, Jazz from Spain is his third album.

These Spanish folk music arrangements are released on the label Youkali Music. Antonio comments꞉ “The title Alcalá Street refers to a musical walk through an imaginary Alcalá Street where Spanish folk melodies combine with rhythms and harmonies of other latitudes, as well as different styles, sounds and rhythms of jazz, funk, Latin and flamenco″.

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