Diego Baliardo, Este Ritmo | The Vinyl Anachronist

Colleen has told me once or twice that she wishes I would play more music for her in the evenings, when she comes home from work. She’s a great cook, but sometimes she needs musical inspiration and after all these years I still don’t have a bead on the music that really moves her. Like me she’s a classic rock kid, raised in Southern California in the ’70s and ’80s, so her ears prick up when I play things like Steely Dan and Dire Straits. But I do know she has a special place for the Gipsy Kings–she even brought a few of their albums into the relationship. That’s where Diego Baliardo’s Este Ritmo (website) comes to the rescue. I don’t know Diego Baliardo by name, but when I put Este Ritmo into the CD player and pressed play I instantly thought oh, this is just like the Gipsy Kings. There’s a good reason for that: Baliardo is one of their founders. (If you’re a Gipsy Kings fan, you know the group was started in 1987 by two pairs of brothers from the Baliardo and Reyes families.) He’s formed a new band, The Gypsy Revolution, and they are dedicated to [...]

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