Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
LAGQ: Latin has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Item in very good condition ready to ship!! Guaranteed to play!! All Day Low Prices!
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$11.57
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • LAGQ: Latin
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

LAGQ: Latin

18 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, July 9, 2006
"Please retry"
$11.11
$8.98 $1.05
$11.11 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

LAGQ: Latin + Brazil + For Thy Pleasure
Price for all three: $47.05

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Amazon.com

Latin, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet's homage to the music of Latin America and Spain, opens weakly with a tune called "Fragile," a bit of melodic fluff composed by Sting. After that's safely out of the way, however, the four virtuosos go on to play much more satisfying works by such composers as Leo Brouwer from Cuba, Astor Piazolla from Argentina, Egberto Gismonti from Brazil, and Joaquin Rodrigo from Spain. The music ranges from the passionate, earthy flamenco of "Sevillanas" to the austere, almost abstract tone poem "Cuban Landscape with Rain" and on to the jazzy harmonies of "Forrobodo." The most exciting piece is the six-movement "Carmen Suite," which the quartet plays with a thrilling blend of passion and precision. But no matter how disparate the music, the impeccable technique, musical intelligence, and emotional delivery of John Dearman, William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, and Andrew York find the common thread to tie it all together. --Michael Simmons

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 9, 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B00006J9SZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,511 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
the LAGQ again give us some suprise with this recent release. This is the second best version of Carmen Suite (second only to Romero's, but much better than Segovia Quartet's).
The whole album is full of Latin style and spanish favor.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "perezjd" on May 31, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Fantastic. I was very pleased with this CD. The playing was fantastic as expected. However, what I like most is the arrangements. The arrangements are not typical of Classical musicians. No doubt this is because of Andrew York and John Dearman's versatilty in a wide range of musical styles. Also, it doesn't hurt that Bill Kanangiser and Scott Tenant are among the finest Clasical Guitarists in history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Derek on May 17, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Truly speaking I am not too familiar with all the pieces on this disc. However, it is worth acquiring (through the net) as it seems to be a good general display of how close and precisely a quartet for guitars can work together. The result is at least as breath-taking as my old RCA disc of Amsterdam Guitar Trio playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
On the whole the sound is warm and I do not mind the rather close miking. There is a slight lack of details in the fingering and soft string plucking but this does not spoil your enjoyment of their first rate performances.
I am already looking for their other releases.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) is probably the best guitar ensemble since the Romeros. Which isn't hard to understand when you consider that in 1980 Pepe Romero oversaw their formation. Since then, the LAGQ have recorded a slew of albums, winning a Grammy in 2005 for Best Crossover CD, Guitar Heroes. They recorded the present album in 2001 for Telarc.

On "LAGQ: Latin" the quartet performs seventeen tracks, starting with Sting's Latin-inflected tune Fragile in an arrangement that includes Tim Timmerman on percussion. The LAGQ's rendition is gracefully touching. Next is Eduardo Martin's Hasta Alicia Baila ("Until Alicia Dances"), a sort of Cuban rumba with an infectious beat.

Then we get the centerpiece of the album, a suite of numbers from Bizet's Carmen. It's delightful and should please guitar fans as well as Bizet admirers. The opening Aragonaise shows true panache, the Habanera has a lovely lilt, Seguidilla displays a sweet gentleness, the Toreadors provides a thrilling energy, the Entr'acte is simply gorgeous, and the Gypsy Dance closes the suite in a colorfully spirited fashion.

Following the Carmen Suite, we find a whole series of Cuban, Spanish, Central, and South American numbers. One fascinating item is Leo Brouwer's Cuban Landscape with Rain, containing--you guessed it--the sounds of rain from the guitars. There is also a delicious performance of Aaron Copland's Paisaje Mexicano ("Mexican Landscape") that is quite lyrical. And so it goes, each tune a little gem, each one beautifully, expertly executed by the LAGQ. The program ends with a reimagining of the second movement from Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez that floats softly, poetically, as on a light breeze.

John J. Puccio
Classical Candor
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
These four fine classical guitarists all display high standards of precision and excellence in the music they perform here. Carefully chosen and very interesting music is featured, including wonderful arrangements of great music both recognizable and new to me. I especially liked the suite of pieces from Bizet's Carmen, arranged for the quartet. Highly recommended, which is true of all their albums.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Rebecca on August 8, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you love acoustic guitar instrumentals, this is a Belgian chocolate selection of beautiful and delectable music for the guitar played, arranged and recorded exquisitely.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I absolutely love this CD and have played it several times these first couple days I've had it. It's a terrific addition to the LAGQ's gifts to the musical world.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I purchased this CD as a gift for a musician friend. He loved it. The quartet does about 15 minutes of music from Bizet's Carmen. Brilliant!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
LAGQ: Latin
This item: LAGQ: Latin
Price: $11.57
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: the dance store los angeles