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!
With masterful fretwork and vivid imagination, exciting young acoustic guitarist Johannes Linstead blends the best of traditional and contemporary South American/Caribbean melodies in this passionate, original and deeply emotional music.
Let Johannes Linstead's lively rhythms, fiery fretwork and gorgeous melodies take you on a passionate and exotic journey through Caribbean and South American daydreams and night dances. This is traditional and contemporary flamenco music at its finest.
Sensuous, sophisticated nouveau-flamenco guitar riffs flow like sangria, and Latin trumpet blows musical kisses sweeter than wine.” —New Age Retalier
Johannes’ third release, Guitarra del Fuego, with all its fiery flair, is beautiful and surprisingly tender nonetheless. The occasional gypsy violin and passionate rhythm and percussion portray dream-like visions and fantasy-laden romantic themes, nicely offset by fast-paced flourishes blazing from Johannes' well-tempered guitar. While occasional melancholy and pathos tug the heartstrings of the listener, this music brims with life, joy and happiness.
This album is a featured album for June. A discount of $2 will be applied at check out.
Known for his beautiful solo piano works, Chappell branches out to include strings, percussion, woodwinds and brass on Saturday’s Rhapsody; music sure to kickoff a blissful weekend. From the stirring first cuts, to the cheery “Fancy Pants,” from the airy “A Weekend to Remember,” to the dusky feel of “One Last Time,” Saturday’s Rhapsody evokes many moods to coincide with every aspect of a spontaneous Saturday to remember.