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José de Castro

José de Castro - Conversation - 2006 - Jopilines

Every country has a BEST player ( guitar / bass etc..... ) and this guy might be the best in spain. Amazing compositions that don't borrow from anyone and are full of brilliant ideas and melodies. Timing changes, phrases and tone that is second to none from this complete unknown. I am not sure if I can make a valid comparison to another player despite my 1100 or so cd's. This is totaly original and captivating music. This is pure guitar genius from an exceptional player. If you are into the guitar in any form, you should buy this now as it is as good as anything else on offer in instrumental guitar music. If pressed to compare DE CASTROS playing, I'd say he's a hybrid between JOHNNY A / RITCHIE KOZEN / ANDY TIMMONS and about a half a dozen other amazing players. ***** By & © HANS D HARMS (runaway bay, QLD Australia) © 1996-2013, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates http://www.amazon.com/Conversation-Jose-De-Castro/product-reviews/B000WGX58Q/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Many Spanish guitarists have released good, instrumental, rock, metal and fusion guitar-oriented records. Sadly, many of these albums receive little or no exposure. Check out the work of Tony Hernando, Tony Baena, David Garcia, Manu Herrera, Porty (Antonio Portillo), Robert H. Rodrigo and David Valdes, all great guitarists who deserve a wider audience. Jose De Castro is a great musician and in-demand session player. He tours constantly and is a brilliant stage musician. José has said that "If you work as a pop guitarist on tours and recordings, you can earn a lot of money. If you try to play jazz, blues, heavy metal, then everything changes totally and you have to do alternative things (such as give classes) to earn your living". The all instrumental "Conversation" has got funk, fusion, blues and many more elements and is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Some of José's influences include Hendrix, Beck, Clapton, Brent Mason, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Joe Satriani, Jake E. Lee, Paul Gilbert and Vinnie Moore. Buy José's “Un Poco De Lo Mío” album and promote real music and the lesser known artists. Read an interview with José @ http://www.guitar9.com/interview138.html BTW: Has anybody listened to The Aristocrats new “Culture Clash” album featuring Guthrie Govan on guitar? Guthrie is a stupendous player and a total master of the guitar. If you think you’ve heard all the “best” guitarists in the world, give this guy a listen [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 110 Mb]


1. For You 4:35
2. Train 6:31
3. A Short Story 3:50
4. Lullaby 5:00
5. Groovemania 5:31
6. M.K. 4:50
7. Dynamic 5:19
8. Nostalgia 4:53
9. Move Your Neck 3:55
10. Conversation 4:29

All tracks composed by José de Castro


José de Castro - Guitar, Bass on “For You”
Melvin Lee Davis - Bass
Jose Vera - Bass on "Groovemania" and "A Short Story"
Inaki Quijano - Hammond
Enzo Filippone - Drums
Denis Bilanin - Pad


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

Anonymous said...

Brilliant album Paul. Do you have his "Moments" album?

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,A. I don't have "Moments". I DO have his great double live album. Thanks...Paul