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MORTON DAVIS
TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC


CD: La Guitarra Romántica
consists of traditional and modern Spanish guitar music by two very fine Spanish guitarists, a very fine European slap-bassist, Morton Davis on synth-bass, and a Los Angeles-based world-class father and son Latin percussion group.
You will enjoy these modern Spanish guitar music with their lightening-fast picado leads, breezy habanera rhythms and beautifully played soft ballads derived from an impressive array of traditional and modern spanjsh guitar performances rendered in a comprehensive range of flavors and feels.

Renowned, Los Angeles-based, world-class father and son session players who are responsible for elevating the grooves of countless recording artists perform the Latin percussion on this CD . Ranging from straightforward to exotic, the rhythm on La Guitarra Romántica is meticulously tight and includes many dynamic performances that lend incredible movement and energy to the tracks.

Morton Davis plays synth-bass on various tracks, with a European guest filling in on slap bass. Evolved aesthetics and inspired performances on fine instruments are all present here.

Please note: Due to contractual agreements that the percussionists, bass player and guitarists have with other recording entities, their names cannot be revealed at this time. The music on this CD was recorded on a ‘work for hire’ basis. All music on this CD was composed and arranged by Morton Davis. All rights to this CD belong to Morton Davis Productions.




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About flamenco guitar
Flamenco guitar is a type of guitar, built for the purpose of playing Flamenco music. The traditional flamenco guitar is made of Spanish cypress and spruce, and is lighter in weight and a bit smaller than a classical guitar, to give the sound a "brighter" and percussive quality. Volume has traditionally been very important in flamenco construction, as a guitarist needed to be heard over the sound of the dancers' nailed shoes. The flamenco guitar, in contrast to the classical, is also equipped with a tap plate, called a golpeador. This is often made of transparent plastic, similar to a pick guard, and protects the body of the guitar from the rhythmic finger taps, called golpes. Originally, flamenco guitars were made with wooden tuning pegs similar to a violin. Some guitarists still prefer these pegs to the classical style tuning gears. It's widely accepted that more weight in the headstock can improve sustain, unsurprisingly, less weight can result in quicker attack; a desirable quality in a flamenco guitar. This could explain why many flamenco players still cling to the traditional pegs. The action or the height of the strings above the fingerboard is generally lower (<3mm at the 12th fret) than that of a classical guitar. This aids faster playing, especially during fast picado passages, but can lead to some fret buzz-also a frequent feature of the traditional 'flamenco' sound. In short, flamenco guitars are better suited for flamenco music than classical guitars. Some modern flamenco guitars (flamenca negra), however, use similar materials to high-end classical guitars. These guitars hope to capture some of the sustain achieved by concert calibre classical guitars while retaining the volume and attack synonymous with flamenco.
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