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Guitarra Portuguesa

About this Album

Guitarist Carlos Paredes comes from a long line of masters of the Portuguese guitar, a 12-string cousin of the modern instrument. The New York Times praised this album’s “emotional weight,” saying that in Paredes’ hands, the guitar “becomes a concert instrument; his piercing top notes, dazzling runs and buzzing chords set speed records even as he breaks your heart.”


Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar
Fernando Alvim, guitar
Tiago Velez, flute
Produced, recorded and mixed by Hugo Ribeiro at Studios Valentin de Carvalbo, Paço d’Arcos, in 1969 and 1970
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
Art direction: Alexander Isley Design
Cover photograph courtesy of EMI Portugal
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