MUSIC

“15 years after moving to Florida from his native Colombia, and ten years after putting out his first classical recording to have something to sell at a Vivaldi Concerto, Daniel Girón is emerging as a bright light on the new flamenco scene. Even as we hear the influences of his idol Paco De Lucia and more contemporary composers like Ottmar Liebert and Jesse Cook, Girón creates a fresh niche for himself by caressing his core melodic guitar sound with dynamic elements that draw from numerous traditions, including classical, pop, rock and jazz. The harmonies he incorporates, and the brilliant work of Chuchito Valdez, Jackson Harp and Eduard Teregulov, help bring Girón’s artistry to a higher level. But there’s no doubt that even without those gorgeous textures, Girón’s brilliant guitarisma could transport listeners to beautiful places in the heart all on its own. Marking the arrival of an important new artist, Prisma is truly one of the best independent instrumental recordings of the year”.  – Jonathan Widran