MATICES—CD release concert by Fernando de la Rua
Another musical highlight of my recent time in Spain. I realize all these posts are in inverse order; I suppose I should organize my thoughts better….
April 14, 2012 at Casa Pata’s Fundacion (that’s upstairs—quite a cool facility, actually).
Fernando is an excellent guitarist and his CD release show was very good. He is Brazilian (Sao Paulo) and, so, mixed a lot of Brazilian aire with his flamenco in his original compositions. To my mind, not the greatest marriage….He had some sterling guests and an absolutely full house to rock-out.
Rafael Jimenez “Falo” sang really well, utilizing his voice effectively and emotively. Domingo Ortega danced really really well. His marking was particularly strong and affecting, for some reason. Pablo Martin Jones played very sensitive and spot-on percussion. The other guests were a bit “regular,” The mood was up-beat, even exuberant, and everyone had a great time.