May 1, 2011...not only has "Ritmo-Canix" (song #7 on LEVANTO) won the GRAND PRIZE in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Category but we just found out it has been voted to receive the LENNON AWARD!!!
Please Visit www.chrisburtonjacome.com/ritmo for all the details!!!
“Levanto is fabulous flamenco that can stand alongside any created in Spain or by those inspired beyond its borders." -- World Music Central
The first ever CD of its kind produced in the US: Chris Burton Jácome’s newly released CD entitled, “LEVANTO” is a culmination of work in collaboration with CALO FLAMENCO: Ballet de Martín Gaxiola, a nationally-touring flamenco dance repertory company. This brilliant CD captures the raw emotion of flamenco with its rhythmical footwork, passionate vocals and blistering guitar work; an unforgettable recording documenting the symbiotic artistry shared between Chris Burton Jácome and CALO FLAMENCO artistic director, Martín Gaxiola.
“LEVANTO” is a celebration of culture; the culmination of all the tradition and richness of pure flamenco mixed with Chris’ unique musical perspective. The music from “LEVANTO” reflects the authenticity of Old World Spain coupled with beautiful contemporary creativity. Chris Burton Jácome’s CD “LEVANTO” will challenge and excite your thoughts about this gypsy art form while creating an unforgettable listening experience that will make you believe you are a part of the flamenco performance. This CD will have you yelling, “Olé!” long after you’ve finished listening to it.
“Powerful in some places and breath taking in others, Levanto certainly feels like an ascension process.”-- The Whole Music Experience
Written and Produced by: Chris Burton Jácome
Co-produced by: Steve Parrish & Martín Gaxiola
Recorded at: Desert Coast Media Group (DesertCoast.com)
Mixed by: Steve Parrish & Chris Burton Jácome
Mastered by: Dave Shirk (Sonorous Mastering)
Design by: Cox Studios, Inc. (CoxStudiosinc.com)
Photography by: Calo Flamenco; Sergio (SergioPhotographer.com)
Flamenco Guitar: Chris Burton Jácome
Bass Guitar: Adrian Goldenthal
Percussion: Kristofer “Krow” Hill
Violin: Jennifer Mayer
Palmas: Martín Gaxiola & Lena Jácome
Chayito Champion (1, 4, 9, 10, 11)
Olivia Rojas (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Vanessa Lopez (10, 11)
Choruses performed by Chayito, Olivia, Vanessa and Chris
Martín Gaxiola (2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Bernadette Gaxiola (10)
Molly Durán (6)