ABANTOS - OSCAR HERRERO (CD)
This CD propose a large sounds' choice with different classical arrangements for flamenco themes as alegrias, tanguillos, mineras, rumbas and bulerias, soleas, fandangos from Huelva, taranta-peteneras besides the theme "Abanto" performed by Enrique Morente and the Venezuelan waltz "La Partida", so popular in the "manouches" guitar players' repertoire, remembering some unforgettable versions from Maurice Ferret, Rafaël Pays or Biréli Lagrène. Besides the Herrero's virtous guitar, the the attractive side is given by the choosen instruments to colour all compositions: the celo, the oboe, the violin, the saxo soprano, the harmonica, the flute, the saxo alto, the quena, the piano, the base, the battery, the bongos, the "palmas", the "tablas", the zarb, the "pandero", vocals' percussions, the flamenco voice. Great musicians collaborating with Oscar, creating in this way a small sonorous world for each theme.
The result is a apparently easy when you first hear it, but listenning ti it again and again you discover its secrets. There are some emphasized themes like the minera "Mercurio", the taranat-petenera "Del Alma" or the rumba-buleria "Rumbulé".
Oscar Herrero also included another CD with all themes as solo guitar. There is no confusion: here the guitar is the king.