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Eddie Reyes

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.

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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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