Manoio Franco ~ Aljibe ~ Music Book
Manolo Franco's Aljibe is one of the great lost classics of the Flamenco guitar. Manolo was the first guitarist to win the Bienal de Sevilla's Giraldillo del Toque. At the time, he had just recorded this CD, but it wasn't released by his record company until a couple of years had passed, and with them all the buzz of that glorious initial triumph. The material on this record is unique in the same way as Rafael Riqueni's, Pepe Habichuela's, or Enrique de Melchor's 1980's recordings: it was part of a wave of collective creativity that truly brought something fresh and young to the Flamenco guitar, while never losing the grounding of the very traditional milieu in which these guitarists blossomed. If you don't have the original recording, it's worth the price of admission just to hear this material. If you're a guitarist, this is essential modern Flamenco guitar literature. Colombianas, Alegrias, Soleares, Bulerias, Seguiriyas, and Tarantas. 104 pages, with introductory text in Spanish, English, and French. Music transcribed by Claude Worms, presented in notation and TAB.