Noche En Blanco / Juan De Lerida
Label: Chant du Monde
Composed by: Juan De Lerida
His music, which was both very open to the world and strongly rooted in tradition, made him one of the main founders of Nuevo Flamenco. For this new album, Juan has juxtaposed his musical style with that of the Sevilla native David Pea Dorantes, descendent of a famous line of Andalusian Gypsies. The group which accompanies Juan is made up of some exceptional musicians, who also performed on Quimeras (his first album). An insatiable musician, Juan, with the deepest possible empathy for his listeners, produces compositions which are as technically advanced as they are accessible. Maintaining this perilous balance between improvisation and subtly transcribed structure gives Juan de Lerida's music its own special character, which is at its most expressive in both the wildest and the calmest passages.