The 2008 CD from Spanish guitar master Dan Sistos is a work of guitar art to be appreciated by Flamenco
and World Beat music fans. Recorded in L.A., In The Midnight Hours features Sistos superbly recorded in
the studio backed up by a full band including bass, drums, piano with several cuts adding in a full string
section. While most of the cuts are deep in the modern Flamenco tradition, several others with orchestral
backing veer off into a lush, atmospheric, instrumental groove blending orchestral/classical guitar based
New Age. In addition to Dan’s skillful guitar playing and composing, In The Midnight Hours benefits from the
inventive string and horn arrangements of Arturo Solar.
-Robert Silverstein - 20th Century Guitar Magazine
Sassy percussion and guitar movement immediately draw in its listener on In The Midnight Hours. And so it
continues for soloist, Dan Sistos in his most recent album. A true talent of the guitar, he eases through
intricate runs and lead lines.
Nocturne is a beautifully dark piece accompanied with full string arrangement that shows Sistos’ contrast
from the uber-pop/Latin music genre. Again on Midnight Waltz, Sistos is able to slow things down to almost
a breeze as his playing evokes the most intimate of emotions. But my favorite work is in the simplicity of
Sistos’ Going Home. If you close your eyes, you’ll swear he’s in the room with you.
Sistos is accompanied by a truly impressive list of class A musicians on this record. Anyone that appreciates
well executed Latin music or is a fan of the World Music genre will instantly be a fan of Dan Sistos’, In The
-Ross Christopher, Awaken Music
World guitarist Dan Sistos' album In the Midnight Hours is a collection of beautiful guitar works. His unique
blend of Latin, Classical and World styles take you on a journey through the ages…Songs like Nocturne
and Song for Gloria are beautifully haunting. The latin backing rhythm on Carnaval en Madrid add a nice
body-moving groove to back Dan's guitar work…If you like great nylon guitar playing whether it be Classical
or Flamenco, pick this one up.
-Eric Lawrence, RadioIndy.com
“In The Midnight Hours is his debut effort and it sees Dan indulge in his passion of classical and latin guitar
and he does it with passion, fire and class…Dan shows he can mix it with the latin greats of the music
world…The album oozes professionalism and style ... the production is top notch with all the right layers
while never putting the emotion of the song in jeopardy…To put it simply - Dan Sistos is the Carlos Santana
for the next generation!
- Karen Waters, Black Label Reviews
Dan Sistos makes love through his music as he weaves a romantic tell of desires and passions that will
ignite lovers worldwide. He is a mastermind of the guitar and truly knows how to make music that makes you
want to move your body…It is my pleasure to introduce you to Dan Sistos.
- Issac Joseph Davis Junior, Juniors Cave Online Magazine
In the Midnight Hours, a collection of songs that crosses genre boundaries to create a definitively unique
sound…basing his wide-range virtuosity on a background of Latin music…“Carnaval en Madrid,” drives the
listener along in a playful journey…Ultimately, Sistos can claim an artistically-successful first album.
-Jonathan Mason, Beyond Race Magazine