Entre Dos Aguas is one of my all time favorites and was recorded on my second album entitled Che Sara. I’ve tried to stay true to the original as was crafted by the legendary flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia, who originally released the song in 1975 on his first compilation album. Entre dos Aguas, which literally means “between two waters”, was composed quickly when more material was needed for the album and became his first big hit! Paco de Lucia is quoted as noting that it was “completely improvised for the first time in my career, and is flamenco-like jazz music!”
Buy-Entre-Dos-AguasI really enjoyed putting my own stamp on this amazing piece. This song is really enjoyable to play, so full of thrumming bass, bongos, rhythm, percussion, cool baselines, and with the laid-back feel of improvised jazz, this piece really hits the spot!

This rhythmic flamenco song really hits the spot!

The role of flamenco guitar evolved considerably through the playing of Paco de Lucia who singlehandedly took flamenco guitar out of the penas and gypsy rooms of provincial Spain onto the mainstream stage of modern music. This piece has a beautiful but simple melody that is improvised upon throughout, and sits on a bed of really hot percussion and rumba rhythms, which captivate and excite the listener. Entre dos Aguas has been in my set for a long time, and I plan to keep it there as it is really suited to the Latin and Spanish style and the tastes of audiences all over the world.

Paco de Lucia, one of the finest and fastest guitar players!

Recorded at the studio of my friend and producer John Roy in New South Wales, Australia,  this rendition of Entre Dos Aguas was enriched by my friends and other studio musicians on percussion and bass guitar. The instrumentation used was my flamenco guitar, recorded in the studio using close and distant microphone techniques, as is the case with most of my recordings. The arrangement is similar to what was penned by Paco do Lucia some time ago and it is in keeping in the Latin and Spanish guitar style.

I feel really good while playing Entre Dos Aguas as it is very guitaristic in nature and it sits very well on our instrument; the way we musicians  improvise with one another when we are making this song work is very enjoyable! When I first heard this song I felt almost compelled to go out and learn it, not realizing in fact how difficult the song really is. Paco de Lucia is known as one of the finest and fastest guitar players in the world, which presented its own challenges to not only me but to everybody who plays it.

Entre dos Aguas is two songs in one

Entre dos Agua is a rumba throughout, but is really two songs in one with an evocative first section, then has more flamenco feel in the second half. Interestingly, its Spanish title figuratively means in a dilemma, indecisive, on the fence. The structure of the song is in improvised fashion. It has three particular structures and flows beautifully for the duration of the six minutes in which it lasts. Many and various other artists have recorded this song, and Paco de Lucia frequently performed it live in his own concerts until his death. Audiences respond really well to this song whenever I play it, and it is clearly Spanish and flamenco in taste, is full of rhythm, and really exciting to dance and to listen to!

Entre dos Aguas is one of my favorites and is found on Che Sara, my second album which you can listen to and purchase directly on my website. I really hope you enjoy this exciting piece of music and other tracks on the Che Sara album!

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