New-age sensation Ottmar Liebert has recorded more than 10 albums in the last decade, combining his signature flamenco-guitar style with jazz, classical, Afrobeat, Cubano and polyrhythms from around the world. New release "Innamorare: Summer Flamenco" is a breezy affair in the same vein as Liebert's acclaimed debut "Nouveau Flamenco."
Tracks "Verano de Alegria" and "2 the Night" both feature agile acoustic runs and syncopated horn parts, while "Alameda" plays off a mellow mariachi sound. In fact, there's hardly a South American musical style here that isn't infused with Liebert's flamenco fingering -- even Santana's familiar Latin-rock aesthetic is explored on one track.
While not all the tunes convey the romance or danger Liebert at one time insisted flamenco music possessed, "Innamorare" proves he's not just borrowing various musical styles from around the world. Liebert is pushing them into a flamenco future where he reigns supreme.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.