This is not only a tribute but is above all a moving memory of my childhood, a wink and a nod at a man who was born a century ago, in 1912. I have always identified with his way of playing and making music, never forgetting that I am just a humble admirer of someone whose craft I share. A great musician who had to emigrate with few belongings but with a guitar full of talent, soul and magical sounds to show the world, and with the legacy of his homeland as a flag.
This album includes an unpublished piece by Esteban de Sanlúcar, "Capricho Flamenco”, which was never recorded even by the author himself. I want to express my gratitude to his student and friend Manolo Yglesias for giving me a copy of an informal recording he himself made of the maestro playing it in his home. He sent me the audio and a transcript he made, which I used to write my own version.
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