Midnight Rhumba
28 Oct 2014 | World

Tales Of A Gypsy

The many passionate expressions of the Spanish guitar are beautifully presented on Tales of a Gypsy by multi-award winning guitarist Johannes Linstead. Joyful, mystical and exotic sounds weave together with sensual rhythms to create an album that will become a lasting favorite in any music collection. Accentuating Johannes’ guitar are many guest musicians from around the world. On various songs you’ll hear violin, percussion, accordion, oud and pan pipes, giving the album a rich and melodious tapestry. Recorded and mixed in part in the Dominican Republic, a definite tropical and festive vibe can be heard throughout.

Tracks

Jungle Love (3:58)
Noche de la Juerga (3:35)
Swaying Palms (3:44)
September Remembered (3:28)
La Lunada (4:02)
Vagabond Stomp (4:27)
Bella! Bella! (3:11)
Sosua Bay Sunset (4:03)
Tales of a Gypsy (6:41)
Flows Like Water (7:08)
Caravan of Desire (4:12)

Musicians

Johannes Linstead Spanish Guitars (all), Keyboards, Udu Drum, Shakers and Percusssion Effects (all)
Anastasios Bigas Congas (track 6), Bongos (tracks 1, 3), Drums (tracks 6, 7, 8)
Geoff Hlibka Oud (tracks 10, 11), Acoustic Guitar (track 7)
Jalidan Ruiz Congas (track 1), Bongos (tracks 2, 5, 9, 10, 11)
Jordan Abraham Accordion (tracks 3, 6, 8)
Alex Godinez Congas and Timbales (track 11)
Sina Khosravi Doumbek (tracks 5, 9, 11)
Special Guests
Nicholas Gunn Pan Pipes (track 1)
Gisele Fredette Operatic Voice (track 11)
Vasyl Popadiouk Violin (tracks 2, 7, 9, 10, 11)

Album Credits and Thanks

All songs composed,
arranged, recorded and mixed by Johannes
Linstead in Toronto, Canada and Playa Chiquita,
Dominican Republic. Accordion recorded by Jordan
Abraham with the assistance of Anastasios Bigas at Studio J in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Pan pipes recorded by Nicholas Gunn in
Chicago, Illinois. Graphic design and photos by Maria Bell. Special
thanks to Dr Daniel J Mennill (www.uwindsor.ca/dmennill) for the bird
songs used in Jungle Love. Johannes uses Yamaha guitars, D’Addario guitar
strings and Clayton USA guitar accessories.
Thanks to my mother and father, Dennis and Adele, Trish and Dan Havercroft,
Krystle and Ryan, Maleigha, Ethan, Elvira Gesummaria, Ulisa Dekaj and family,
Maria Bell and family, Stuart MacDowell, Mary Kay von Brendel, Missi
Callazzo at MRI, Maelisa and Grace Reed, Justine Vo, Jeffrey Barkin, Sonia
Bibershtein, Kaethe Irvine-Looman, Jenn and Darren MacNeil, Hari
Nam Singh Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan, Swami Amar Jyoti, Osho, and to
all my friends and yoga students worldwide who
support my work with Divine Earth.
www.divineearth.com