A new book by Jerónimo Navarrete has been released: Flamencos. Jerónimo Navarrete, is the author of an earlier book: The Flamenco Eyes, which was more informative. He now returns with this edition with photographs of his own and texts of the peridodista José María Goicoechea and critic José Manuel Gómez.
It is a 30 years of work compilation from this photographer, linked to the flamenco world since the end of the ‘ 80s. He is a theatrical producer and has accompanied great artists in their international tours. He has exhibited his work in Madrid, Sevilla, Geneva, United States, Granada, etc.
This book shows different moments in the life and work of singers, dancers, guitarists and drummers at different places, both in Spain and abroad. The result is a flamenco artists inventory, such as Camarón de la Isla, Bambino, Enrique Morente, Lola Flores, Raimundo Amador, Estrella Morente, Pitingo. Every generation is reflected in the photographs and texts.
It is edited by King Lear Editions and we are all eager in this Tablao to have it in our hands.
We leave you some paragraphs so you can appreciate it with us…
“Paco de Lucía: Paco also changed uniform, took off his jacket and got a vest;” He changed the way to sit, crossing legs to be more comfortable with the guitar and when he introduced new instruments and placed them in a “media luna way.”
“Ramón de Algeciras: he began playing the guitar professionally at the age of fifteen (with his father, Antonio Sánchez) and he introduced his younger brother, better known as Paco de Lucía, in the “toque”…”
“Pepe de Lucía: with the prize money, the family moved to Madrid.” Pepe and Paco entered the dancer José Greco Company and traveled to New York the same year, to perform on the Ed Sullivan show…”
“Camarón de la isla: he arrived in London to attend studies at Abbey Road recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the album Soy gitano…”