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"Jetró Serbache" is a Beschi- Caló phrase meaning, other universe.
The songs recorded are far cries from straight ahead solo flamenco guitar, which was all I did up until the point of these recordings. If I was ever regarded as a fusion metal/flamenco guitarist, or some sort of alternative act, or god knows what that is a greater testament to the expectations of others outweighing their own observation. I played music that was handed down, with the utmost reverence for those who handed it down to me.
When I was in Richmond, VA and playing straight ahead flamenco the ill informed and those lacking in depth had much to say about my flamenco and what it was or wasn't. Some were quick to use its tag to add to their own perversions and very happy to let others believe they were the truth, and yet no one ever asked me. Now I am not the truth, I do know a thing or two where certain types of music are concerned. One thing I know is,
there are false prophets. Another thing I know is,
they don't know shit.

If you're finally wondering about the rhythms, melodies, and charming subtleties that make flamenco music, TRUE flamenco music, what it is, where it came from, what it can be... it takes more than a band with a name in Spanish, or using the term "gypsy" or "gitano"; certainly more than a nylon string guitar and some latin percussion instruments.

Having said that, this IS NOT flamenco music! Let someone else fool you.

These demo's address ideas I had and am still working out. They are a great array and clusterfuck of american folk, latin standard, primitive Caribbean, and african themes and melodies' maybe a little of the flamenco stuff peppered in there, just a bit, but it is down home and as real deal as a single man with a microphone could make it.
All of this in jargon, spanish, my c-level portuguese and Beschí- Caló, the invented Romantic-Romani/gypsy dialect of a planet deep in E-8.
That voice you are hearing is a man early in his attempts to sing, and decided in his preference to drink and smoke. I am still trying to reconcile the two.

If anything it is a new and apocryphal chapter in Latin music.
It features two giants in the city of Richmond,
David Hood and Giustino Riccio. And, was recorded by Garret Morris over the course of many months.


released December 7, 2012



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