INTIMO was recorded live in the studio and features many new songs that are not available on any previous INCENDIO recording. To date, this is the closest thing to a live recording by the Billboard charting Latin Guitar World Fusion group INCENDIO!
Jim Stubblefield ~ flamenco guitar (left channel)
Jean-Pierre Durand ~ flamenco guitar (right channel)
Liza Carbe ~ bass
Joe Shotwell ~ drums
Nicole Falzone ~ percussion
RAVES ABOUT INTIMO:
"The title of the opening song on Incendio's acoustic INTIMO gives an idea of where the quintet is coming from -"Jaco y Paco". World beat, fusion, and nouveau flamenco are a few of the elements that intertwine with dashes of Pastorius and de Lucia- all delivered with danceable and sweating intensity. Guitarists Jim Stubblefield and Jean-Pierre Durand will automatically draw comparisons with Strunz and Farah, although I've also read comparisons with Ottmar Liebert. That may have been more the case on the group's Illumination (from 2001- on Paras), where Middle Eastern and new age influences crept in, but this stripped-down, live-in-the-studio set, which the band released on it's own label, has more cajones than anything I've heard Ottmar do." - Dan Forte, VINTAGE GUITAR Magazine (May 2003)
RAVES OF INCENDIO'S PREVIOUS RECORDINGS:
"Jim Stubblefield's lyrical and passionate guitar artistry takes the center stage of MISTERIOSO, a spicy blend of world music featuring rumba flamenco and Middle Eastern influences. Spanish, South American, and Northern African influences contribute to the rich texture of Incendio's sound..." - New Age Voice Magazine, Atlanta, GA
"There is enough talent and high quality musicianship in INCENDIO to make this group worth watching..." - Sing Out!
"If you have more than a passing interest in the genre, (ILLUMINATION) is sure to be in your all time top ten... Hot." - Midwest Record Recap
"ILLUMINATION. 4.5 out of 5 stars!" - All Music Guide
"INCENDIO'S debut, MISTERIOSO, is driven to varied-tempo levels of exotica and energetic excitement by the Strunz & Farah-like dual-guitar interaction of leader Jim Stubblefield and Jean-Pierre Durand. The two are certainly capable of those astounding, lightning quick passages that sound like dueling bumble bees." - Jonathan Widran, JAZZIZ Magazine
"INCENDIO ... takes a nouveau flamenco base a la Ottmar Liebert or Strunz & Farah, then adds a healthy dose of 21st Century beats, stretches of improvisation, and some exotic synth sounds that add to the World Beat element. The world's first nouveau flamenco jam band?" - Tucson Weekly, Tucson, AZ