Venezuelan Waltzes

I love these Valses Venezolanos by the Venezuelan composer Antonio Lauro.  I’ve recorded Vals no.2 for my upcoming CD and I’m getting the great Vals no. 3 back into my repertoire after having learned it years ago.  These are beautiful and there are many more, here’s Ana Vidovic performing Vals no 3…

 

 

 

 

El Tanguero

Just thought I’d share a video of one of my favorite guitarists, the Argentine tango master Juano Dominguez, playing his arrangement of the famous “La Cumparsita” (notice his unique multi-string tremelo at 1:35)  …Audio quality is not great but terrific playing – you can find this song on his album “Tangos Preferidos” and if you’re ever in Buenos Aires, go see him as he performs regularly there.  I hope to study with him when I return to B.A. in the near future…

Playing with Miles Shrewsbery

I recently played with the terrific percussionist Miles Shrewsbery at a private event at the Grand Del Mar.  Miles is an expert in the Indian tabla and the cajon, and he often performs with flamenco guitarists around San Diego.  Miles and I played a lot of improvisational flamenco and Brazilian music at this private event, which was very fun.  Miles has a master’s degree in ethnomusicology and will be studying in India for a year thanks to a grant he has been awarded.  He’ll only be in San Diego for a couple more months, so you should definitely check him out.  He plays most Sunday nights at the Spanish restaurant Costa Brava in Pacific Beach as part of their free flamenco show.  Check out Miles and Juan Moro playing at my guitar studio Paper Moon Music last fall: