José Fernández Torres: Tomatito – Bulerías

José Fernández Torres: Tomatito – Bulerías

Id like to thank Miche Archetto for sending this video into our facebook site and sharing it with us. I’ve got to say this this video of José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito, is very impressive. This is perhaps an offshoot style of flamenco or at the least this composition that to me has a few more in depth chord changes than what you normally hear in the art form. Here’s some bio information on José Fernández:

” born Almería, 1958,  is a Spanish Romani(Gypsy) flamenco guitarist. He grew up in a musical family, including two uncles: Niño Miguel, a flamenco guitarist, and Antonio, a professional guitarist.

Tomatito became a flamenco sensation at an early age when he was discovered by famed guitarist Paco de Lucía and began working in part with legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla.

In 1979, the trio produced a hit called La Leyenda del Tiempo. Their partnership continued until Camarón’s death in 1992.

A later collaboration included pianist Michel Camilo, producing the albums Spain (2000) and Spain Again (2006).

Tomatito’s music is a unique mix of traditional flamenco and jazz. On some albums, such as Barrio Negro, he experimented with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Music. He has also worked with flamenco singers Duquende and Potito and pianist Chano Domínguez among many others.” more here

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