Josep Manzano – Americana (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:18 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: World
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Born in Girona in 1962, started a self-taught on guitar and studied classical guitar and modern. Later he studied with Manuel Gonzalez in Barcelona and won the professional title at the Music Conservatory Isaac Albeniz Girona with the highest qualifications and higher education at the Conservatory of Music of the Liceo in Barcelona. Meanwhile attended several courses in musical performance, particularly that of David Russell.
He has performed numerous concerts and recordings for radio and television, both as a soloist and as part of chamber music ensembles and instrumental ensembles more numerous. He has recorded albums with flamenco guitarist Xavier Ballesteros and the English guitarist Carlos Garcia-Benitez, besides participating in several compilations. He toured Bulgaria with Bulgarian flutist Nicolay Yordanov and has worked with flutist from Girona Esteve Zulet and Joan Sadurní Trio. He has collaborated with the group poetic-musical “Dinosaurios” and has been a member of various groups of modern music.
He has performed invited to several festivals and embassies, in addition to Catalonia and the rest of Spain, Europe, America and Asia, in countries such as Switzerland, Serbia, England, Germany, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Kuwait.
His discography as a soloist has five CD: “Tarrega i el seu llegat” (2002) with works by Francisco Tarrega, Emilio Pujol and Miguel Llobet, “Tarrega: The 35 preludes and studies,” “Melancholy – Composers guitarists Girona’s nineteenth century “, with works by Ferrer, Costa and Bassols, some of these are early recordings global of these Girona unknown composers. “Recital Intim” features an eclectic repertoire that ranges from music of the XIX pop-rock of the seventies of the twentieth century. «Americana», with music from the American continent, from north to south.
In 2014 he received from the organization of the International Guitar Festival Villa de Aranda an “Artistic and Professional Recognition” for his concert career and the diffusion of the guitar.
As a composer he has published in La Ma de Guido label “Six Easy guitar studies.”
He teaches guitar at the Music School of Girona where he developed an extensive teaching and in 2004 launched the Guitar Festival of Girona-Costa Brava.
01 – Josep Manzano – Virgenes del Sol (4:15)
02 – Josep Manzano – El Condor Pasa (4:55)
03 – Josep Manzano – El Secreto de la Paloma (4:11)
04 – Josep Manzano – Milonga (3:39)
05 – Josep Manzano – Midnight Valse (2:29)
06 – Josep Manzano – Un Dia de Noviembre (3:53)
07 – Josep Manzano – Before You Accused Me (3:00)
08 – Josep Manzano – You Are the Sunshine of My Life (2:34)
09 – Josep Manzano – The Entertainer (5:05)
10 – Josep Manzano – Uno! (3:50)
11 – Josep Manzano – Aires de Son: I.Aire Istmeño (1:51)
12 – Josep Manzano – Aires de Son: II. Quedo (2:39)
13 – Josep Manzano – Aires de Son: III. Son Trunco (2:27)
14 – Josep Manzano – Bonita (3:45)
15 – Josep Manzano – Un peu de bossa (2:43)
16 – Josep Manzano – Scherzino Mexicano (3:04)
17 – Josep Manzano – Cuando Salí de Cuba (1:56)
18 – Josep Manzano – Alluminium Blues (2:26)
19 – Josep Manzano – Carrickfergus (2:14)
20 – Josep Manzano – The Black and White Rag (3:30)
21 – Josep Manzano – Alfonsina y el Mar (4:34)
22 – Josep Manzano – Tango en Skï (2:28)