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In the latest All Strings Considered podcast Scott Wolf talks with flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual. I’m looking forward to this one as Juanito is an old friend of mine – he I worked together regularly during the six years I lived in Boston. He has a brand-new CD out and a bunch of great shows lined up in and around Boston (check here for details), so catch him and his New Flamenco Trio if you’re in that area – you can get info about all that here. And check out his new video at the bottom of this post.
“Allow me to introduce you to Boston-based flamenco guitarist “Juanito” Pascual. Like so many American guitarists, Juanito Pascual’s guitar journey began with a heavy dose of the electric guitar greats like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, progressed to jazz, and inevitably turned to flamenco. With a Bachelor’s in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory and having studied with Adam del Monte, Parilla de Jerez, Manolo Sanlucar, El Entri, classical guitarists David Leisner and Eliot Fisk, jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and Boston-based maestro Dimitri Goryachev, Juanito brings these diverse musical experiences together with his latest release, Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio.
Today on the All Strings Considered Juanito talks about his progression through these various styles, and about being an American taking part in the flamenco tradition; which generally means being compared to musicians who have been immersed in that complex musical language since birth. As a result, Juanito has adopted an inspiring philosophy for approaching flamenco, and additionally discusses improvisation, as well as his struggles and success in overcoming chronic hand problems. You’ll also get to hear an exclusive pre-release track from Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, to be released this February!”
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