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OMAR TORREZ “CORAZON DE PERRO”

 

the bass player Carlitos del Puerto is one of the best bass player out there !

OMAR TORREZ

Its a pleasure to work with Omar his love for life, music and the arts drives me every time we work tougether .

on tours i do Front of house and technical advances of production for Omar.

live recordings and mixing  .

Born and raised in Seattle (where the Omar Torrez Band was voted ‘Best Band’ for three consecutive years by Seattle Weekly), the young artist received national attention when he won the National Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition at the prestigious Bumbershoot Festival. After this victory, Omar embarked on a musical, spiritual, and physical journey, traveling the world, studying Cuban and Andalusian gypsy music. Learning from the Cuban and Spanish musical masters such as Carlos del Puerto, Jr. and Juan Serrano, Omar immersed himself in classical and Flamenco guitar. Living a life of the gypsy, he eventually found himself coming full circle back to his American music roots.

This remarkable versatility caught the ears of Tom Waitswho chose Omar to be his guitarist for the Glitter and Doom tour. His music now reflects these various experiences, revealing a multi-dimensional artist that is rare in today’s music scene.

Omar and his band are currently recording a follow up full CD of material, working with producer Tony Berg(Michael Penn, Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Pink, Public Image Ltd.) The band is preparing for Summer tours in Russia, Mexico, Europe and the US.

“Guitar god-in-training Omar Torrez returns with another outstanding album, diverse in styles but held together by his stunning talent. There’s a definite nod to Hendrix in the opener “Rich Man,” but his playing is far deeper and more varied than you’d get from a Jimi cover band. Torrez isn’t afraid to tackle pop sounds (in “A Beautiful Ride”) back to back with his dark, sparse, Waitsian “Corazón De Perro,” released in a quicker, thicker version as “Dog Heart” on the 2002 album La Danza en mi Corazon. “We Are” is Torrez’s anthem of universal brotherhood — sweet, but you hope you don’t hear it on the radio too much or it could quickly ferment. Really, though, Torrez is at his best being attitudinal, as on “Mexican Home,” or even on the instrumental “La Danza.” Also included is a new version of his smoky version of the classic “Llorona.” Torrez sounds more mature on this album, still willing to pull out the speed licks, but aware that playing fewer, deeper notes can be equally powerful. The 11 songs (and one video) on Corazon are tough to pigeonhole, and will be just at home in the collection of a blues or rock fan as in that of a world/Latin listener.”