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Eddie Reyes is a long-time jazz guitarist who also specializes in flamenco guitar. Traveling often to Spain to study with the masters and eventually to record there, he now combines his love for jazz with a passion for the special world of flamenco. In addition, he has a strong affinity for the world of Afro- Cuban percussion, especially the captivating and mystical rhythms of Bata, a music that derives from sacred ceremonies.

He composed and produced the world jazz CD, LOST WORLD, utilizing percussion instruments used in these sacred ceremonies, with a compositional sensibility derived from jazz and classical worlds along with a healthy dose of Flamenco inspiration. LOST WORLD is an eclectic collection of original music that combines the deep and complex sonic architecture of flamenco and Afro-Cuban bata with the depth and dynamism of jazz. Special guest musicians joining him on Lost World include the Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Trumpeter Wallace Roney, Drummers Alex Acuña and Aaron Serfaty, Percussionist Ricardo Isaac and Bassist Rene Camacho.

In another musical realm, he is composing the music and writing the lyrics for TESLA, THE ELEKTRICAL SPECTACLE – a musical inspired by the life of the great inventor Nikola Tesla. ( teslamusical.com ) His other original theatre work includes the musical adaptations of the Oscar Wilde classic THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ( doriangraythemusical.org ) , THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO (optioned for Broadway), ESPERANZA (an original), songs for musical adaptations of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, and THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY as well as many individual songs and special material for cabaret artists.

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EDDIE REYES Lost World (Gemini Rising)

Bay Area native and Berklee grad Eddie Reyes seamlessly melds authentic- sounding Spanish flamenco with Cuban bata and touches of Brazilian, Argentinian, Puerto Rican and Caribbean styles on his second outing as a leader. An accomplished player-composer-arranger-conceptualist, Reyes shifts easily from fingerstyle flamenco guitar workouts on the dramatic buleria “Muana” and the stirring solea “Lalun” to fleet-fingered electric guitar licks on high-flying, Latin-flavored fusion offerings like the spirited bomba “I Remember Esperanza” and the driving “Highland Conga.” Gonzalo Rubalcaba applies his signature touch to the bata-fueled opener “Beast on the Moon” and the title track, a percolating guaguanco that has him stretching in typically heroic fashion on piano

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Album Lost World by Eddie Reyes

Lost World

Gemini Rising Media
2015

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Album Lost World by Eddie Reyes

Lost World

Gemini Rising Media
2014

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Album Lost World by Eddie Reyes

Lost World

Gemini Rising Media
2007

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