Esperanza Fernandez ~ Recuerdos ~ CD
Esperanza Fernandez sounds very "Gitana" though her voice is relatively smooth; her repertoire is full of less frequently heard cantes that reflect her Triana roots; and she has the same gift as the Utrera sisters for forging lyrical melodies into pungent Flamenco cantes. On this her second solo recording she is accompanied by Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Cortes, and Paco Fernandez. Bulerias, Fandangos de Huelva (for four guitars), Solea, Tangos de Triana, Farruca, Seguiriya, Cantinas de Pinini, Fandangos de Lucena y Verdiales, Antonio Vargas Heredia, Manolo Reyes por Bulerias, and the Gipsy anthem Gelem-Gelem, sung in Romani and accompanied on piano by David Pena "Dorantes." Recommended.