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in 2006, howe gelb embarked on a journey with a gospel choir with the result the astounding, critically acclaimed album 'sno' angel like you'. this new chapter sees howe embellish a troop of flamenco playing gypsies, including the virtuoso guitarist raimundo amador (collaborated with bjork and bb king) and is mixed by the legendary john parish (pj harvey). recorded atop a cordoba roof with his 'band of gypsies' in the andaluca sun, ''alegrias", is an exceptional new work from howe gelb. 'alegrias' is an event, a special moment captured by a collection of musicians who have been graced with the fortune of seamlessly marrying the rich flamenco rhythms to howe's own unique sound. maintaining the familiar taste of the arizona desert that howe has cultivated over the years, both solo and with giant sand, his sound embraces new shades that blend with the beats of amenco as opposed to exist alongside, inspired by howe's memories of the tucson desert, painted with the sound of favourites tom waits, miles davis and tomatito.
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