Barrio Negro

  • Release Date: 24 Jul 2001
  • MCD-9205-2

Jose Fernandez Torres--Tomatito--is Spain's top gitano guitarist. Internationally known for his long collaboration with the late legendary star Camaron, Tomatito made his first solo recording, La Leyenda del Tiempo, in 1987. His latest album Barrio Negro, one of the most successful "new flamenco" records in Spain today, shows his spectacular renderings of pure gitano rhythms such as bulerias and tangos. One Spanish critic called Barrio Negro "un disco flamenquisimo" --the ultimate in flamenco… MORE




Nuevo flamenco guitarist Tomatito was discovered by flamenco star Paco De Lucia at an early age and began recording in the early '90s, debuting with 1991's Barrio Negro. His mix of traditional flamenco and jazz stylings led to collaborations with artists in both styles, including Mecano, Duende, and Michel Camilo. Appearances on nuevo flamenco compliations like Narada's Flamenco: Fire And Grace cemented his reputation as one of the style's up-and-coming performers. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide