CAÑIZARES

CAÑIZARES

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CANIZARES is unquestionably one of the most important examples today of how rich flamenco guitar can be. Now at his golden age, he shows an enormous creative personality and the musical sensitivity of a performer who really feels his flamenco origins.

Biography

CANIZARES
Guitarist, Musician and Composer

CANIZARES is one of the best known international figures on the flamenco guitar and contemporary Spanish music scene. Renowned for the integrity and balance of his musical qualities, his playing technique is a rare combination of brilliance and sensitivity.

Acknowledged worldwide as a genius of virtuosity, his technique, harmony, strength and sensitivity have distinguished him as a unique artist, considered one of the great flamenco musicians of the turn of the century. Above anything else, however, Canizares extols simplicity and purity of sound, transmitting a message with a high emotional impact.

His collaboration with Paco de Lucia for more than 10 years (1988-1998) was the most decisive experience in the artistic maturity of Canizares. He collaborated with Paco de Lucia in Solo Duo Trio and Paco de Lucia Septet and performed at the most important venues of Europe, America, Asia and Africa. During one of the tours, Canizares transcribed Triana, Albaicin and Puerto from the Iberia Suite by Isaac Albeniz, and collaborated in Paco de Lucia?fs recording of Concierto de Aranjuez, the album where the three tracks are to be found.

Canizares is open to collaborate with all kinds of musicians: Enrique Morente, Camaron de la Isla, Serrat, Alejandro Sanz, Mauricio Sotelo, Rocio Jurado, El Ultimo de la Fila, Leo Brower, Peter Gabriel, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, Peter Erskine, The Chieftains among many others.

As a composer, Canizares created the music for the Spanish National Ballet Company for Felix el Loco (2004) and Caprichos (2007).
He has also written the soundtracks for films such as La Lola se va a los puertos with Rocio Jurado and Paco Rabal, and Flamenco by Carlos Saura.

He also recorded The Official Torch Relay Theme (Athens, 2004), and has collaborated with several major performers worldwide on more than 100 albums.

Besides his recording career and concerts, Canizares spends a great deal of his time investigating and teaching flamenco. He has taught Flamenco Guitar at the Escuela Superior de Musica de cataluna (ESMUC) since 2003.

Finally, he decided to embark upon a career as a soloist. He now has 4 albums of his own recordings.

For his first album, Noches de iman y luna, Canizares composed a brilliant piece which was a great success among the public and critics alike.

On his second album, Original Transcription of Isaac Albeniz, he magnificently transcribed the piano sonatas for two guitars. It is a unique piece, not only as a guitar composition, but as a significant achievement in the history of Spanish music.

His third album, Punto de Encuentro (Meeting Point), is a reflection on the great artists and friends with whom he has worked and shared his music: Mike Stern, Don Alias, Paco de Lucia, Enrique Morente, Hevia, Kepa Junquera and Pastora Soler, among others.

With his fourth and latest album, Suite Iberia, Albeniz by Canizares, he has completed a task he set himself years ago, having for the first time transcribed the famous Suite by genius composer Albeniz for two guitars just one hundred years after it was first written. Canizares?fs interpretation transports listeners to a world of Spanish tradition and culture. With this album, Canizares won the Spain Academy Prize 2008 as the Best Performer of Classical Music.

Canizares has recently toured the entire world, performing at the greatest venues in countries such as: U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Montenegro, Finland, Israel, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Japan, among others.

Discography

AS A SOLOIST (4 CDs Released)
http://www.jmcanizares.com/en/discografia.php

1997 Nuevos Medios - Noches de Iman y Luna
1999 Nuevos Medios - Original Trancription of Isaac Albeniz
2000 EMI Spain - Punto de Encuentro
2007 SONY Music Spain - Suite Iberia Albeniz por Canizares

COLLABORATION
http://www.jmcanizares.com/en/colaboraciones.php

2008 Peter Gabriel - Big Bue Ball

2007 Carlos Nunez - Cinema do mar
2007 Jose Merce - Grandes Exitos
2007 Malu - Gracias

2006 Jose Merce - Lo que no se da
2006 Manu Tenorio - Entenderas
2006 Malu - Desafio
2006 Franc O?fsea - Alkimia

2005 Carmen Paris - La jotera lo seras tu
2005 Enrique Morente - Enrique Suena la Alhambra

2004 THE OFFICIAL ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES ALBUM - Unity
2004 Maria Pages - Flamenco Republic
2004 Curro Pinana - De la vigilia al alba
2004 varios - Neruda en el corazon
2004 Camaron - Alma y Corazon Flamencos

2003 Hevia - Etnico ma non troppo
2003 Compi - Con poderio

2002 Compi - Flamenco Passion duende & fiesta
2002 Remedios Amaya - Sonsonate
2002 Linkando el sur - Atanagiloa
2002 Compi - Mucho flamenco
2002 Jose Merce - Lio

2001 Kepa Junkera - Maren
2001 Estrella Morente - Calle del Aire
2001 Compi - Cantan las guitarras
2001 Negri - Chanson Flamenca
2001 Marina Heredia - Me duele me duele
2001 Cronicas Marcianas - Las 101 canciones mas flamencas

2000 Carlos Cano - De lo Perdido y otras coplas
2000 Compi - Es Flamenco es
2000 Duquende - Samarruco (awarded)

1999 Carlos Nunez - Os Amores Libres

1998 Malu - Aprendiz
1998 Los Jovenes - Los Jovenes Flamencos VI
1998 Maria Serrano - Mi Carmen Flamenca
1998 Enrique Morente - Morente Lorca
1998 Manzanita - Port u ausencia
1998 Nina Pastori - Eres Luz

1997 Salvador Niebla - Azul

1996 Nina Pastori - Tu me camelas
1996 Enrique Morente - Omega
1996 Pepe de Lucia - El Orgullo de mi padre
1996 Los Jovenes - Los Jovenes Flamencos V

1995 Sal Marina - Callejon de los trapos
1995 Carlos Saura - Flamenco (film)
1995 Nina Pastori - Entre dos puertos

1994 Los Jovenes - Los Jovenes flamencos III

1993 Banda Sonora - Lola Se va a los puertos (film)
1993 Al Di Meola etc.. - Jazzpana

1992 El Potito - Macande
1992 Real World - Real World
1992 Marelu - Fiesta en el cielo con Camaron
1992 Carlos Saura - Carlos Saura Sevillanas (film)
1992 Albert Pla - No solo de Rumba vive el hombre

1991 CANIZARES & JH - Una Antigua voz sin hora
1991 CANIZARES & Morenito - Canizares con Morenito de Illora
1991 Diego Carrasco - A tiempo
1991 Paco de Lucia - Concierto de Aranjuez

1990 Camaron de la Isla - Autorretrato

1988 El Utimo de la Fila - Como la cabeza al zombrero
1987 El Utimo de la Fila - Nuevas Mezclas
1985 El Utimo de la Fila - Cuando la pobreza entra por la puerta?c

Set List

1. Como dos ninos (Colombiana)
2. La Pajarraca (Bulerias)
3. Se alza la Luna (Zapateado)
4. Del Horizonte Vienen (Tango)
5. Aroma de Libertad (Tanguillos)
6. Toca Madera (Tango-Rumba)
7. Lejana (Ballad)
8. Tacita de Plata (Alegrías)
9. Palomas (Vals)
10. Lluvia de Cometas (Rumba)

Total minutes: 70 minutes