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Lisa Flynn
WFMT (Chicago), June 2019

In an exciting collaboration, guitarists Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic journey through the wide landscape of Spanish and Latin American music. With brand new arrangements, they explore classics of Iberian Romanticism from Albéniz and Granados as well as promoting the vivid ethnic rhythms of Ginastera and the beautiful nostalgia of Carlos Gardel, master of the tango-song. The bittersweet poetic richness of Héctor Stamponi is balanced by del Monte’s own original flamenco dances, which take the genre into vivid new directions. © 2019 WFMT (Chicago)

David Denton
David's Review Corner, April 2019

Works arranged for guitar duo makes for a ‘middle-of-the-road’ release for easy listening in the hands of the award winning Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic. It is mainly a disc for very busy fingers that you will have heard and enjoyed on holiday in Spain, here brought to life by American-based virtuosos. They have chosen a mix of music from the world of classical music by Albeniz, with Evocacion from Iberia, through to Angel Villoldo, the pioneer of the Argentinian tango, with his famous melody, El Chocio, later to  became popular as a song. Most of the tracks are short, with the exception of the penultimate of Granados’s 12 Danzas espanolas, the Arabesca. Opening and closing the disc are two recent compositions from Adam del Monte to showcase the duo, all the other tracks coming in arrangements by Ante Cagalj. The Los Angeles recording—rather short in playing time—has the two guitars in a very close perspective. © 2019 David’s Review Corner

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