Javier Limón - Mujeres de Agua (4 stars)

Javier Limón - Mujeres de Agua

Spanish musician-producer's songs with 12 top female singers from across the Mediterranean


Spanish musician-producer Javier Limón is a man of tremendous intuition and vision: responsible for watershed discs for artists like Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucía, or the collaboration between Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés and Spanish singer Diego El Cigala on Lágrimas Negras, now he’s turned his attention to 12 top female singers from across the Mediterranean.

There’s nothing flash or forced here, just quality passion from Greek folk singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki, fado star Mariza, flamenco vocalist Estrella Morente, Israeli singer-songwriter Yasmin Levy and others singing mostly Limón’s own songs which he accompanies on flamenco/ classical guitar aided by a small ensemble.

Limón’s songs are to die for, and his choice of singers is stunning; all in all this is a moving sequence of real jewels.

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