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Gino D'Auri


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Guitarist Gino D’Auri was born in Rome, the grandson of a gypsy. He began studying classical guitar, but while in his teens, D’Auri was “traumatized by flamenco” when he saw the movie Sombrero with Jose Greco, the legendary flamenco dancer, and Geronimo Villarino, one of the all-time great flamenco guitarists.

D’Auri began playing flamenco music and investigating the rich cultures that fed the tradition. In 1967, D’Auri moved to the Los Angeles area, where he played in the flamenco clubs. In 1976, he recorded with Caldera, a groundbreaking world fusion band, on their self-titled album.

In 1980, Hearts of Space’s Stephen Hill met D’Auri while Hill was producing a film soundtrack, and Hill was asked to produce D’Auri’s first album, Nuevos Caminos (translated “New Paths”), on harpist Georgia Kelly’s label (Heru Records). In 1984, the album was remastered by Sonic Atmosphere and re-released as Passion Play. According to Hill, D’Auri created a unique sound by amplifying his Japanese Takemine guitar and shaping the sound through a reverb unit. In the late 1980s, D’Auri played on two albums by Keiko Matsui, a Japanese new age/world fusion artist.

D’Auri’s next solo recording, Flamenco Mystico, was with Hearts of Space/World Class, in 1992, followed by Flamenco: Passion & Soul in 1997. D’Auri has toured with famed dancer Jose Greco and often plays at flamenco restaurants in Southern California, such as Los Angeles’ El Cid and Lare’s in Santa Monica.(written by Carol Wright)

His conception of flamenco is traditional with moorish influences


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  • Jealousheart


    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • burn101proof


    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • flamencoguitar

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • Negoba

    I enjoy that this is a hybrid music, clearly leaning as much on classical technique as flamenco.

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • voiceh

    Классика! Не надоедает, слушается с интересом постоянно и прослеживается личность, что ещё интереснее!! Где можно о Gino узнать побольше? Мне интересен его мир! Исполнение "умное" и неолнозначное очень интересно!! Музыка божественна, как у Бетховена!

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • asumini

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    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • PedroGodfroid

    Interesting indeed. But I would certainly not call it flamenco. Inspired by flamenco maybe. But it's telling that he has no Spanish, and less Andalusian, listeners...

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
  • attilaj

    You love good flamenco players ? Go and see JUAN DE LERIDA home's page and listen to his free preview plays...So fabulous guitarist !...

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • KasenoK

    Tremendous music!!!

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • thomerama


    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Korh

    Beautiful music.

    28 Jun 2007 Reply
  • atomheartfather

    flamenco at its best

    29 Mar 2007 Reply

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