Guitarist Ottmar Liebert's 1999 release, features Liebert and his group Luna Negra drawing from a diverse palette of influences that includes not only the traditional Flamenco style that has woven its way through Liebert's signature guitar sound over the years, but also jazz, classical, Afro-beat, funk, merengue and any number of dance rhythms from around the world. Add to this a festive atmosphere of heightened emotion, and Liebert finds himself in almost the same blissful mood that surrounded his debut, "Nouveau Flamenco", released nearly a decade ago. Innamorare: Summer Flamenco even features a tribute/dedication to Carlos Santana, entitled "Ballad 4 Santana".
Born in Cologne to a Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, Liebert began playing guitar at age eleven. Following the completion of a course of study in classical guitar, the eighteen-year-old musician embarked on a series of journeys through Russia and Asia. He traveled widely and studied traditional music but found little outlet for these crucial experiences in the Western pop music of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Song Titles: Innamorare
01. Verano De Alegria (4 Margaret) :: Summer Of Joy
02. Nightflower (Red Moon Over Santa Fe)
03. Ballad 4 Santana
04. Alameda (Music 4 Low-Riders)
05. Bella (Saturday Morning In Forte Dei Marmi)
06. Spanish Steps (Rome In May)
07. 2 The Night - (XL version)
08. Borboletta (Wings Of Moonlight)
09. Aquarhythms (Following The Clouds)
10. Summer Lovesong (Earth Feels Like Heaven/4 Mom)
11. Funky Poet (June Bug)
12. Ode 2 Love (4 Kelly)
13. Desert Elysium (4 Arrow)
14. Farewell 2 Summer
OL - Flamenco Guitar
Jon Gagan - Electric Bass Guitar + Synthesizer
Dave Bryant - Drums + Percussion
Jeff Elliott - Trumpet + Flugelhorn
Gary Meek - Alto, Tenor + Soprano Saxohone
Domenico Camardella - Grand Piano
I have MORE of Ottmar Liebert - as soon as this is SEEDED.