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Quique Berro García — Sueños
(Blueprint BP352CD, 2003, CD)

by Jon Davis, Published 2004-09-01

Sueños Cover art

Is beauty enough? Good music can have many other qualities we love it for – power, originality, complexity, emotional impact, and so on. But is beauty alone sufficient to recommend a recording? Your answer to that question will likely determine you reaction to Enrique Berro García’s solo outing. García, you may recall, collaborated with Anthony Phillips on some of the Private Parts & Pieces releases (3, 7, and 9 if you’re counting), and this CD produced by Phillips is very much along the same lines: acoustic guitar, both nylon and steel stringed, performing a number of pretty pieces. Not that that is a bad thing – there is a place in the world for beautiful acoustic guitar music. His understated, slightly Spanish-inflected style meshed very well with Phillips’s more English sound. His playing is fluid and accurate, though perhaps a bit stiff in places, keeping an even tempo where some irregularity could bring out the nuances of the compositions. Not content to stick with any one source, he draws his material from both classic (Bach, Satie, Ravel) and contemporary (Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips) writers. Aside from the unnecessary addition of string synthesizer on two tracks, this is a fine, lovely outing.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 30, 2003 releases

Related artist(s): Enrique "Quique" Berro García

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