This guy's a GOOD player: great facility and no rhythmic quirks. I also have his British Guitar disc (NAXOS) and it's just as stunning. This is the way our more recent virtuosi want to present the guitar: clean, unaffected, straight ahead and honest, allowing the music to speak for itself free of arbitrarily imposed excesses of pseudo-romantic "feeling". And this is the kind of album that's satisfying even just in concept. Too many classical guitarists think of Brazilian music as Villa-Lobos, Pernambuco, Jobim, Bonfa and nobody else. There's so much more. And how great is it that the one V-L tune included here is the rarely-heard "Sentimental Melody" from FOREST OF THE AMAZON (in an arrangement by Carlos Barbosa-Lima), the last major work by that composer?
The only thing I find to complain about is the very low volume of the disc.