John Fillmore Quartet - AmentoCompasion - SalmueraBarramedaAxerquíaEl Buen Camino

John Fillmore Quartet - Amento

John Fillmore Quartet | Amento (2011)

John Fillmore Quartet brings a new, lively and exciting blend of fiery Flamenco, Latin grooves and smooth Jazz music. While staying true to the traditional structures of Flamenco music, the Quartet takes you on a journey through new
 
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Amento

Amento
harmonic and melodic sounds. John Fillmore, Franklin Heilijgers, Ron van Holland and Paul Weiling explore new boundaries within the Flamenco realm without loosing sight of traditional Flamenco.  
John Fillmore - Flamenco guitar
Franklin Heilijgers - Fretless bass guitar
Ron van Holland - Percussion
Paul Weiling - Soprano saxophone
   
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1 Amento (Rumba)
2 Brindis (Tangos)
3 Cocopeli (Tanguillos)
4 Espión (Rumba)
5 Giulia (Abandolao)
6 Duquelas (Rumba / Tangos)
7 Sotavento (Bulerías)
8 Amarie (Bulería Lenta)
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Compasión - Salmuera (2009)

Salmuera. A liquid preparation of salt and spices used for preserving.
Compasión. Five musicians and composers sharing their passion (pasión) for Flamenco rhythm (compás) and Jazz improvisation to create a new and exciting musical expression preserving the feel and traditions of both genres.
 
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Salmuera
 
John Fillmore - Flamenco guitar
Carlos Denia Moreno - Flamenco vocals
Antal Steixner - Percussion kit
Steven Kamperman - Clarinet, Alto saxophone
Paul Weiling - Alto & Soprano saxophone
   
Preview tracks by clicking (the tracks are low quality)
1 Solano (Bulerías)
2 Gitanita y canestera (Tientos / Tangos)
3 Media Sangre (Tanguillos)
4 Eres como el pajarillo (Alegrías)
5 Martinetes
6 Agua de arroyo (Tangos)
7 Seguir y jazz (Seguiriyas)
8 Blanco marfil (Tangos)
9 La revancha de Alba (Bulerías)
10 A la calle me salí (Fandangos)
11 Dos Bastian (Rumba)
12 Alba (Fantasía)
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Barrameda (2006)

John: "I had the idea of recording a CD that was only Flamenco Guitar without any percussion, singing and other instruments, purely guitar. We recorded it in a 16th century church in Derbyshire, England. It was very cold in the church
 
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Barrameda
as we only had one heater. On the third day, we'd just got warmed up and had to stop recording because the bell ringers turned up for practise! We managed to get it all done in five days! This recording is the culmination of six years colaboration with the Dutch guitarist, Jasper Lockefeer.
'Barrameda' taken from the town of Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain where John's performance at the Flamenco festival was very well received.
John Fillmore - Flamenco guitar
Jasper Lockefeer - Flamenco guitar
   
Preview tracks by clicking (the tracks are low quality)
1 Rialfi (Tanguillos / Buleria)
2 Sandoval (Guajira)
3 Muralla Real (Alegrías)
4 Alvero (Sevillanas)
5 Cordobita (Serranas)
6 Cocopeli (Tanguillos)
7 Barrameda (Bulerías)
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Axerquía cover 2011

Axerquía (1997)

After studying in Cordoba for some time, John came back to Holland to record the music he composed there, being very heavily influenced by the Flamencos in Cordoba. 'Axerquía' is the name of the neighbourhood where John lived in Cordoba.
 
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Axerquío
John Fillmore - Flamenco guitar
Jasper Lockefeer - Flamenco guitar
Roberto Chamorro 'El Roto' - Flamenco vocals and palmas
Theo Mathot 'Tio Mateo' - Cajon
Leo Molina - Taconeo and palmas
   
Preview tracks by clicking (the tracks are low quality)
1 Don Bastian (Rumba)
2 Gatito Negro (Colombiana)
3 Le Le Re (Bulerías)
4 Duquelas (Tangos / Rumba)
5 Jabuguito (Malagueña / Fandangos)
6 Hacia al Alba (Tanguillos)
7 Recuerdos a 'La Parra' (Tangos)
8 Sanluqueño (Bulerías)
9 Axerquía (Minera)
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El Buen Camino (1993)

This record was part of John's final exam concert when graduating from the Rotterdam Conservatoire. The panel of judges at his exam was so impressed with the music that they offered to fund a CD of the concert programme.
 
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El Buen Camino
The title of this record was given to John by Manolo Sanlucar after Manolo hearing John's music for the first time. It means, "The right way".
John Fillmore - Flamenco guitar
Paul Grant - Sitar and Santoor
Alfons Wertwijn - Tabla
Roberto Chamorro 'El Roto' - Flamenco vocals and palmas
Leo Molina - Palmas
Miguel Sanchez - Cajon and Tinaja
   
Preview tracks by clicking (the tracks are low quality)
1 Pachanga (Fantasia)
2 Platino (Rondeñas)
3 Las Huebras (Soleá por Bulerías)
4 Raíces (Fantasia)
5 Calle de la Feria (Soleares)
6 Muralla Real (Alegrías)
7 Sanguita (Zambras)
8 Le Le Re (Bulerías)
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