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Hotel Toledo

by Duarte

Latin-Fusion and Alternative/Contemporary Guitar Music - 8 Tracks With Band/Percussion and 2 Tracks Solo Guitar
Genre: Latin: Latin Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Que Locura
4:09 $0.99
2. Mercury Reign
4:24 $0.99
3. Fantasy
3:44 $0.99
4. Clocks
3:35 $0.99
5. Malagueña
3:33 $0.99
6. Mood For A Day
2:20 $0.99
7. Plush
4:34 $0.99
8. Say It Right
3:39 $0.99
9. Limon De Nata
4:19 $0.99
10. K.o. (pássaro Livre)
3:37 $0.99
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The CD is a really fun and eclectic mix of Latin and Alternative/Pop music. The project kicks in with "Que Locura", an up-tempo rhumba played with a smokin' rhythm section. "Mercury Reign" is an original Duarte composition in the infectious Samba-Reggae style of North-Eastern Brazil, backed by a thick percussion section. "Fantasy" is Duarte's take on the Earth Wind and Fire classic. The melody is played nicely on an electric nylon string guitar while a fire solo on the electric guitar takes the out-choruses. "Clocks" is an instrumental version of the Coldplay tune. "Malaguena" is the classic Flamenco piece, played solo and with a slight contemporary influence. "Mood for a day" is a slightly sped-up version of the beautiful Flamenco-inspired solo piece by Steve Howe of Yes. "Plush" was originally going to be an acoustic solo version of the Stone Temple Pilots tune, but I had to play it on the electric! "Say it right" is a full-band arrangement of Nelly Furtado's biggest hit to date, with the nylon string guitar playing the lead melody. Listen for the "surf-druids" taking the responses during the second verse! "Limon de Nata" is a "beautifully intense" Flamenco-Fusion piece composed by Vicente Amigo, played here with a Flamenco-style rhythm section of bass, cajon and hand-percussion. "K.O. (Passaro Livre)" is Duarte's first composition, again in the Samba-Reggae style. The overall effect is reminiscent of Santana with a Brazilian vibe. The lead is played on electric guitar, again with a nice and thick Brazilian percussion section backing.



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John Dietz

If you love melody and a mix of styles -- buy it!
I was visiting San Francisco recently and as I approached Giardelli square I turned to my wife and said, "Listen to that fantastic guitar music -- that guy is really good!" We drank wine and listened some more and were blown away! The tune that really grabbed me was "Fantasy" which is featured on this CD. The arranging, mixing and production of this CD is awesome! I have an extensive collection of guitar, jazz and nuevo flamenco music. I rate this as one of the best overall CD's I own -- particularly because of the variety of styles and mix of acoustic and electric guitar. Duarte is a master and tasteful all the way. If you enjoy melody and a mix of styles tastefully done, you will love this recording!