Vicente Amigo

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Vicente Amigo
Amigo in 2008
Amigo in 2008
Background information
Birth nameVicente Amigo Girol
Born (1967-03-25) 25 March 1967 (age 54)
OriginGuadalcanal, Seville, Andalusia, Spain
GenresFlamenco music
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1988–present
Websitevicenteamigo.com

Vicente Amigo Girol (born 25 March 1967) is a Spanish flamenco composer and guitarist, born in Guadalcanal near Seville. He has played as an accompanying guitarist on recordings by flamenco singers Camarón de la Isla, and Luis de Córdoba, and he has acted as a producer for Remedios Amaya and José Mercé. His album Ciudad de las Ideas won the 2001 Latin Grammy for the Best Flamenco Album[1] and the 2002 Ondas award for the best Flamenco work.

Biography[edit]

Amigo was raised in Córdoba, where he took guitar lessons and later improved his playing with Manolo Sanlúcar, with whom he worked for ten years. After a period of accompaniment which began with El Pele, he devoted himself almost exclusively to playing concerts in 1988. De Mi Corazón al Aire (From Out of My Heart, 1991) was his first solo record. An admirer of Paco de Lucía since childhood, Amigo took part with him in the show Leyendas de la guitarra (Legends of the Guitar) in Seville.

Amigo has worked with Khaled, Miguel Bosé, Carmen Linares, Manolo Sanlúcar, Wagner Tiso, Rosario, Nacho Cano, Alejandro Sanz, Sting, Paco de Lucía, Stanley Jordan, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, and Milton Nascimento.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • De mi corazón al aire (CBS/Sony, 1991)
  • Vivencias Imaginadas (CBS/Sony, 1995)
  • Poeta (CBS/Sony, 1997)
  • Del Amanecer... with Jose Merce (Virgin, 1998)
  • Ciudad de las Ideas (2000)
  • Un Momento en el Sonido (Columbia, 2005)
  • Paseo de Gracia (Sony, 2009)
  • Tierra (Sony, 2013)
  • Memoria de los Sentidos (Sony, 2017)

As sideman[edit]

With Miguel Bose

  • Bajo El Signo De Cain (WEA, 1993)
  • Laberinto (WEA, 1995)
  • Mordre Dans Ton Coeur (WEA, 1997)
  • Papitwo (WEA, 2012)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrigan, Tom (1 November 2001). "Alejandro Sanz takes top Latin Grammys in terror-delayed ceremony". The Register-Guard. p. 3D. Retrieved 18 June 2013.