Pedro Cortes
"Los Viejos No Mueren"

"The old ones do not die"

$13.99 | CD | Catalog #MUL024
Release date: April 15, 2013

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Pedro Cortes is the son and grandson of professional Gypsy guitarists from Spain, and has long been acknowledged as the top flamenco guitarist in the Americas. His family moved from Spain to New York City, and so while a true flamenco who performs with many of the great dancers and singers (including Saray Muñoz and Guadiana, featured on this recording) he extends the tradition with a great knowledge of classical music forms, Cuban and salsa music, Middle Eastern music, and pop, soul, rock and jazz.

The intricate pieces on Los Viejos No Mueren are based on and faithful to traditional and ancient Gypsy song forms such as Zambra, Sequiryas - each song form with its own rules, analogous to the blues in America - and named after musicians from previous flamenco generations - but move the boundaries further, in a manner that could only be composed by Pedro Cortes, with his deep and unique musical experiences in multiple worlds. The CD features top musicians of the flamenco, classical, salsa, and jazz scenes.

to come