9 really great flamenco compositions of Oscar Herrero written in standard music notation and tablatures: Abantos, Bailaor (Alegrías), Carnaval (Tanguillo), Mercurio (Minera), Rumbulé (Rumba & Bulería), Esencia (Soleá), Momentos (Fandangos), Del Alma (Taranta & Petenera), Vals Peruano. Including flamenco music theory. Oscar recreates all his inspiration here with tremendous virtuosity. We don’t know if these words really describes him because he is a guitarist who always sounds natural, with the simplicity of the truly difficult. He is a virtuoso in the perfection of his playing, his beat, his lucid understanding of the idea underlying this superb musical accomplishment. These are pieces that seem to have a life of their own, a breath of the light that touches us in a masterful piece of work.
Abantos is the name of a mountain that shelters the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. It peeks through the window of my studio every morning from my nearby Horizon, never losing its calm. It is witness to my silences, my sweet tears with music and my devotion to flamenco, and of course, my eternal Companion. (Oscar Herrero)