MANOLO FRANCO “ALJIBE” Score Book + CD Author: CLAUDE WORMS
‘Aljibe’ heralded all that Manolo Franco would bring to his musical artistic life: an extraordinary sound — round and truly flamenco — and an emphatic, clear, clean and polished technique. This album was all it took to rank him among the most important composers of flamenco guitar music. These pieces — true documents for any flamenco guitar player — are unknown to later generations because that recording was not issued again and the originals, dormant, were waiting to be awakened to take their place again among the splendors of flamenco. The compositions in this album, true masterpieces, until now were available only in an old recording made by the Spanish national television network.