El Maldecido

By: Telmo Fernandez & The Latin Soul Beat
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Telmo Fernandez is a Spanish guitarist/composer/arranger with an eclectic style and broad musical taste in music. His own work goes from the classic jazz guitar-organ-drums trio to larger ensembles and covers genres such as Latin music, rhythm & blues, straight ahead jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and Afro Cuban music. Deeply rooted in the sounds of the 1970´s, he adds a contemporary flavor of his own to his music. His influences include legendary guitarists like Grant Green and Wes Montgomery to iconic artists such as Roy Ayers, Mongo Santamaría, Albert King, James Brown, Elio Revé and Pacho Alonso. After a 5 year hiatus in his career, he comes back strong to the scene with three new albums. The first one is “El Maldecido”, a large ensemble featuring some of the most acclaimed Cuban musicians in the Spanish scene today (Yuvisney Aguilar, Jorge Vistel, Harold Rey, Yarel Hernandez). The album revisits the "Salsa Brava" and "Afro-Cuban" music of the 1970s through eleven tracks composed and arranged by Telmo. A deep and personal homage to this music genre and his Antillean ancestors. The album is out in October 2022 via Color Red Music, the US-based funk/soul/jazz/global beats label founded and run by The New Mastersounds guitarist/bandleader Eddie Roberts.