Dazzling and Controversial Guitarist Ottmar Liebert Plays With His Band
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The last date listed for Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra was Tuesday September 3, 2013 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm).
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Although _La Semana _is the first Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra album with all-new songs in five years, the multi-faceted, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling guitarist has been his usual prolific self, writing, drawing, touring and exploring, his myriad experiences informing the 13 evocative instrumental compositions on La Semana.
Like his music, Liebert is respectful, creative and open-minded; a thoughtful artist who likes to begin albums with a concept and structure, even if it’s an untraditional one. But he’s also intuitive and open enough to let the music decide what it wants to become. Thus, the more than an hours worth of songs on La Semana began with a firm direction, though ultimately the record found a different path to completion. “I usually start with a title before I start an album,” Liebert explains. “The title decides what the palette will be; what sounds I’m going to use. It’s very important for me to set certain limits. Will it be a color album or black and white? To me, La Semana is a drawing. As such, musically the record is back to basics with the wooden box drum used in flamenco, the clapping, and the palmas. It’s all one acoustic guitar, no electric, no lutes, no steel string guitars.”