Amós Lora Quartet
Original pieces and arrangements of works by the musical greats, performed by young jazz musicians.
Date of EventThursday, 17. 5. 2018 from 20.00
Event placeSt. Anne’s Church – Prague Crossroads
Price400 - 800 CZK Sold out
- Amós Lora - guitar
- Luis Guerra - piano
- Reinier Elizarde “El Negrón” - double bass
- Manu Masedo - drums
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The Madrid native Amós Lora first introduced himself to the Prague public five years ago at the festival The Guitar Across Genres. That year, while still a teenager, he issued his first album titled Cerro Negro, and the legend Paco de Lucía wrote in the album’s sleeve note: “Amós, if you keep playing like this, the rest of us can go looking for other employment.” Those words from the King of Flamenco must have sounded like heavenly music to the thirteen-year-old boy.
Since 2012, he has been appearing at the most important flamenco festivals in Madrid, and concert tours have taken him not only to Prague, but also to Salamanca, Mont de Marsan, Lisbon, Zagreb, Istanbul and elsewhere.
In 2014 he took part in recording a CD titled The Rough Guide to Flamenco Guitar, which featured the greatest stars of the genre, such as Tomatito, Carles Benavent, Paco de Lucía, Cañizares, Moraito, Riqueni, Pepe Habichuela, and others.
The fact that Amós Lora is not a flamenco fundamentalist can be seen from his repertoire, which includes not only standards by such jazz artists as Chick Corea, Bill Evans, and Charlie Haden, but also Brazilian samba and bossa nova by Antonio Carlos Jobim and the “Nuevo tango” of Astor Piazzola, as well as compositions of his own, including a new number with the title 12. The programme of his Prague Spring premiere will feature numbers from his album Así Lo Veo (2016).
In his new quartet, he will be accompanied by two Cubans – the pianist Luis Guerra and the contrabass player Reinier Elizarde “El Negrón” – along with the percussionist Manu Masaedo from Barcelona.
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