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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CD Review: Jacky And Strings - New Era

Jacky and Strings - New Era
2008, Jacky and Strings

Jacky Ambroise and Strings released their 5th album in 2008, entitled New Era. New Era is an acoustic-electronic hybrid featuring the flamenco and Spanish guitar styling of Ambroise. New Era covers influences from pop, rock, reggaeton/dancehall, flamenco and Spanish guitars. Ambroise is a master of his art, and brings his guitar chops to New Era in full effect.

I was very much looking forward to this album when it came, and I was not disappointed by Jacky Ambroise on guitar. I wasn't as excited about the electronic/dance elements to the recording, which seem to detract from the virtuoso guitar contained within. Highlights include Rosa Maria, The Groove Is On Fire, Yanvalooh and A Brasileria. The latter is my favorite on the album.

Jacky And Strings are an incredibly talented group. The songs are danceable and intriguing, and Jacky Ambroise has a special flair with his guitar that is not often seen in popular music. New Era is a nice treat.

Rating: 3.5 Stars
(Out of 5)

You can learn more about Jackie and Strings at The website will offer a link where you can purchase New Era.

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