Zabuca (Shake up) is the perfect title for this infectious fourth album from one of the few real masters of the Spanish guitar. Zabuca burns with passionate and festive Latin joy, from the jubilant and brassy “La Cabañita” to the seductive and whimsical “La Rumbita.” The traditional-minded “Guayabera” combines Santanaesque groove with some of Johannes’ most heartfelt finger styling. The soft-spoken “Eleni” conveys his sweet, romantic side, while the two-part suite “Echoes of the Forest” combines meditative classical moods with the modern happy nouveau flamenco experience. For aficionados of nouveau flamenco music at its most lushly romantic, dust off the mariachis and prepare to shake it up with Zabuca!
|1. La Cabañita en la Playa 4:11|
|2. Cielo Azul 4:44|
|3. Guayabera 4:54|
|4. Eleni 5:29|
|5. La Rumbita 5:11|
|6. Echoes of the Forest I 4:23|
|7. Echoes of the Forest II 0:50|
|8. Heat in Torremolinos 5:27|
|9. The Bells of San Miguel 4:07|
|10. Zabuca (Shake Up) 5:25|
Fans will be overjoyed to know the guitarist’s fretwork is still as nimble as ever, and paired with percolating Latin percussion and occasional ethnic flourish, Zabuca offers plenty of merriment and flamenco sizzle.