Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert has taken 10 of his favorite tunes from past albums and re-recorded them for The Santa Fe Sessions.

Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert has taken 10 of his favorite tunes from past albums and re-recorded them for The Santa Fe Sessions. Along the way, he added two new compositions ("Saô Paulo" and "Songs for Pablo"). Neither a compilation or a best-of collection, Sessions finds Liebert re-imagining favorite songs like "Snakecharmer," "La Rosa Negra," "Turkish Night," and "Isla del Sol"—tunes that have been a part of his performing repertoire for years. It's a bold move to tamper with well-known material—particularly fan favorites like these —yet Liebert, now at the top of his prowess, breathes new life into such classics. Liebert didn't undertake this project as a soloist, either. His band, Luna Negra, is very much involved in the recasting of the old material. In particular, note the fresh takes on "Barcelona Nights," "Havana Club," and "Morning Arrival in Goa."—PVV

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print