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Hands [CD]

Pepe Habichuela, Dave Holland Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Emarcy
  • ASIN: B003MPB3EC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,376 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Hands (Fandango De Huelva)Pepe Habichuela 5:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Subi La Cuesta (Tangos)Pepe Habichuela 5:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Camaron (Taranta)Pepe Habichuela 5:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Whirling DervishPepe Habichuela 7:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Yesqueros (Media Granaína)Pepe Habichuela 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. El Ritmo Me Lleva (Rumba)Pepe Habichuela 5:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bailaor (Seguiriya Cabal)Pepe Habichuela 9:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. JoyridePepe Habichuela 5:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Puente Quebrao (Bulería)Pepe Habichuela 5:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. My Friend Dave (Soleá)Pepe Habichuela 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Hands represents a fascinating collaboration between the flamenco guitar of Pepe Habichuela and the bass playing and composition of Dave Holland. A project which has been a number of years in the making, it dates back to a meeting between the two artists in Spain, and a series of concert collaborations, culminating in this new studio recording.

Jazz and flamenco share some common roots, and have found common ground over the years in the hands of artists such as Miles Davis and John McLaughlin. Hands is a quiet, reflective meeting of the two musics, which maintains the intensity which marks out the best of both musics.

The music on this album received its UK debut at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May 2010, to a rapturous reception and sold out crowd.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Albums of the Year!? 24 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big Dave Holland fan, so I was intrigued by this album - but nothing he has done before, prepared me for this one!

What struck me initially was how beautiful the sound is - the recording quality is superb and the music leapt out of my speakers as if the players were there sitting in the room!

I think the all-acoustic nature of the ensemble helps to give a balanced and detailed sound that is alive and 3-dimensional. The sound of the instruments comes from everywhere, rather than a small box in the corner.

Dave Holland's bass blends perfectly with the guitars and percussion to give a warmth to the flamenco sound that can often be lacking and then leaps out for wonderful bass solos that add variety and harmonic interest to the mix.

So, initially I am sitting there listening to this as a sort of Hi-Fi demonstration record as the sounds are so interesting - it is so refreshing when we are assaulted daily with electronic, manufactured music - to hear something that is so "organic" and so heartfelt.

But the tunes are all interesting - each one is a different type of dance and you are moved by rhythms as well as melodies. Of course the unique aspect of this album is the meeting of a Jazz master in Dave Holland, with a Flamenco master in Pepe Habichuela. This adds to the whole experience as you hear how each is inspired by the other and Holland's solos show him at his best and truly fired up by the music he is playing. As mentioned before, to my western ears, the overall sound benefits from the warmth of the bass when added to the mix - but the guitars are incredibly precise and virtuosic - they are crisp and rhythmic at all times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 25 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not the usual "look at me, can't I play fast" nonsense. This is musical and skillful. If you like Spanish guitar and flamenco rhythms , I don't see how you can fail to love this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime music 14 Mar 2013
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I was lucky enough to be at the debut concert for this album in Cheltenham two or three years ago. It is just a wonderful combination of bass, flamenco guitar and rhythm work. Dave and Pablo just work together like hand and glove, and there is so much happening but in very subtle ways.
The flamenco guitar takes the foreground for most of the tracks, and you sometimes have to concentrate to realise just what work Dave is putting in on the bass, because the two instruments blend. And then there is the percussion work, especially when it given the front line for a while.
No it's not jazz, or is it?- where's the line? - it's just marvellous music, with the warmth of Seville.
Don't miss it by worrying about categories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars New flamenco at its best. 16 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this item because of Dave Holland as I am great admirer of the music he has made over the last 10 years including his big band material. This, however, is a flamenco record rather than a jazz record but of an excellent standard. The playing from Pepe Habichuela and his relatives is exquisite with guitar work that is not often heard these days at this high level. There are several stand-out tracks such as the title track "Hands", "Bailor" and "Subi La Cuesta". The slight let down is that Dave Holland is a little out his depth on a flamenco record and is often just in a supporting role. Good though he is at this, he is not a flamenco player and his two compositions are the probably the weakest tracks. However, all due credit to him for releasing this music on his own label and bringing these players to a wider audience. The quality of the recording is of a reference level; very natural, very spacious with true dynamics, which would be appreciated best when played on a quality audio system.
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