02 Sep “CON MI MAESTRO”, the seventh track of Jerónimo Maya´s latest album “PUREZA Y SOLERA”
“CON MI MAESTRO” is a magnificent bulería recorded by Jerónimo with Felipe Maya. To Jerónimo, his father´s figure is essential, both for the artistic and personal side of his side. He is a role model, always guiding him through the right lifepath, with humour, kindness and love.
Felipe Maya Losada was born in Madridejos (Toledo) in 1950. Direct descendant of the legendary guitarist Ramón Montoya, and father of guitarists Jerónimo and Leo Maya. Felipe Maya is a true master of the instrument capable of taking his son to the top level, thanks to his wisdom and great knowledge of flamenco. The way he plays is full of talent and character. Listening to his music, we can tell where Jeronimo´s talent comes from: We are indeed before THE SOURCE ITSELF.
Along his career, Felipe Maya has accompanied, as a first guitarist, flamenco dancing stars like “El Güito” and “El Farruco”. He has played for some imporant singers, such as Enrique Morente, Juan Peña “El Lebrijano”, Ramón “El Portugués” and “El Indio Gitano”, among others.
As on previous occasions, this song is accompanied by Juan Mateo for the knucle-tapping, a real genius of the rhythm, who managed to cover this masterpiece with the “complex simplicity” coat which only a maestro like him could provide.
As we have been announcing for the last few weeks, we have started a brand new project: Solera Flamenca RECORDS (READ NEWS). A project for which we would very much like to have a big premiere, with the production of an album by Jerónimo Maya.
This new album means turning back to the purest essence, back to basics, where we will enjoy the guitar of this genius, with the only percussion of knuckles. An album where the maestro´s musical truth and greatness is exposed, bare, without any accessories or musical arrangements whatsoever.
Each of the nine tunes composing this new album will be recorded in audiovisual format, and will be uploaded onto our web and YouTube channel every two weeks.
Once all the tunes are presented, the physical album (“CD”) will be released in audiovisual format, and these tunes will be presented in Barcelona, on December 2022, within the frame of the “De Cajón” Festival, organized by the firm “THE PROJECT”, a show which will count on the participation of great artists, such as Juan Mateo (percussion and knuckle-tapping), Pepe de Pura (singing and clapping), and the special collaboration of a guest artist: Karime Amaya (dancing).
“PUREZA Y SOLERA” is an unprecedented fresh musical proposal in which we find a highly influential Jerónimo, musically speaking. He is, at the same time, amusing and fun, but also harmonically complex and technically superb, as expected from him.
There is no doubt Jerónimo has reached something else by composing “PUREZA Y SOLERA”: musical maturity, that degree of knowledge, expression and communicative skill which all allow him to directly connect with the heart and soul of his audience.