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Diego Amador Vivir NM15931 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberNM15931
labelNuevos Medios
Release date14/06/2019

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      There is a new generation of flamenco musicians capable of resolving, quite naturally, the dilemma that confronts tradition with innovation. The Sevillian DIEGO AMADOR is perhaps the most brilliant of them all, a self-taught musician who bewitches with his inventions. Pianist, guitarist and “cantaor”, Diego is a total artist who represents better than anyone –nowadays- the admirable vitality of flamenco.

      At the age of nineteen, he had the opportunity to record his first album titled "Anticipo Flamenco" (Philips, 1994) where he showed his early passion for jazz and piano. The album was produced by Ricardo Pachón and featured the collaboration of the Cuban singer Omara Portuondo.

      In his following CDs “El aire de lo puro” (Nuevos Medios, 2001) y “Piano Jondo” (Nuevos Medios, 2003), bluntly stands out his way of playing the piano -as if it was a guitar-, which has become his identity hallmark and has led him to be recognized as a great master of the flamenco piano.

      Concurrently, he consolidated himself as a superb flamenco Singer, his powerful flamenco voice and his personal and free style were embodied in his next work “Río de los Canasteros” (Nuevos Medios, 2008). That was the year of his first nomination for “Best Flamenco Album” on the Latin Grammy Awards.

      Then would come “Live in Paris / Flamenco Jazz Tribute”, a tribute to the great masters who had inspired him throughout his career... Bill Evans, Paco Lucía, Camarón de la Isla, Juan Talega, Aníbal Troilo, Horacio Salgán, among others… In 2013, he recorded his sixth album "Scherzo Flamenco" and the international press described him as “one of the most brilliant flamenco pianists of all times”.

      He spent some time in Miami and México where he recorded “Soy de las 3000” (for Alacran Records, 2017) album in which Diego gives prominence to “el cante” (the singing) and explores the world of Salsa and Latin rhythms escorted by two great masters of Latin Music: his compatriot Alejandro Sanz and the Venezuelan Oscar D'León known as "El Pharaoh of Salsa". With this album, produced by Cuban musician and arranger Alain Pérez, Diego played at the most important Latin American stages, reaching the number 1 on Billboard's Tropical Songs list with 'La Sandunguita'.

      DIEGO AMADOR has collaborated with major Flamenco artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Diego El Cigala, Tomatito o Remedios Amaya, and has shared the stage with main figures of contemporary Jazz, such as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Luis Salinas, Abraham Laboriel y Alex Acuña, among others.

      Again, with the complicity of NUEVOS MEDIOS, the music label that cemented his reputation and asserted his personality as a musician, DIEGO AMADOR is ready to launch the next stage in his career, plunging into the vast Spanish and Hispano- American Popular Songbook. “VIVIR (TO LIVE)” is the title of his new work, with two advances as singles “Dentro de tu alma (Inside Your Soul)” (José Manuel Ortega Heredia “Manzanita”) and “Vivir” (Diego Amador).


      Diego Amador, known as "The Gypsy Ray Charles", surprises us with his eighth new album "Vivir", where in addition to his original song "Vivir", he delights us with a handful of new versions from great artists and composers such as Manzanita, Juan Gabriel, Armando Mazanero, Francisco Cespedes or Roberto Cantoral, among others. “Dentro de tu alma (Inside your soul)." It’s the first single, a version of Manzanita’s theme popularized in the '80s. "Vivir (To Live)", is the second single from the album.

      Written and composed by Diego Amador himself. "La barca (Rowboat)". It’s a bolero written by Roberto Cantoral, popularized by the great Lucho Gatica. "Me vas a echar de menos (You will miss me)" popularized song by Moncho known as "The King of bolero" or "The bolero Gipsy".

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      CD 1
      • 1.Vivir03:34
      • 2.Dentro de tu alma02:52
      • 3.Por debajo de la mesa03:17
      • 4.La barca03:08
      • 5.Abrázame muy fuerte05:24
      • 6.Vida loca03:09
      • 7.Sabor a mí04:13
      • 8.Oración del remanso05:03
      • 9.Cardo o ceniza03:34
      • 10.Me vas a echar de menos03:07
      • Total:37:21