The flamenco guitarist Juan Martín has been touring the world for over forty years. His solo flamenco recital on Wednesday 26 October 2011 at the London venue of Kings Place, will be based upon traditional flamenco ‘palos’ (styles) and rhythms, which will however, mainly contain material composed by Juan Martín. In the more improvisational forms such as bulerias and soleá, Juan Martín will quote some of his favourite falsetas by Niño Ricardo and Ramón Montoya to link with the great tradition as it spirals off into the ‘state of the art’ 21st century. He will perform on his 1972 peg-head, cypress wood guitar by Sobrinos de Esteso, which is still his preferred guitar.
It is a rare opportunity to hear this artist performing solo and appreciate his “terrifyingly good technique and absolute dominance of the guitar” El Mundo.
Juan Martín has written a number of very fine flamenco tutors, each providing an invaluable insight into flamenco and the flamenco guitar.
Find his books, and many others, in the Flamenco Theme on the Books4Spain website