Label Naim Label
Catalogue Number naimlp097
Antonio has been hailed as "the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar" and
his live performances have established him as one of the most
charismatic and talented musicians working in the UK today, a sentiment
that would be echoed by his many fans the world over.
Touch Wood develops themes touched on in previous recordings, resulting
in an album that is inspired as much by Italian folk music and Pat
Metheny as it is by Brazilian, Spanish and Cuban music.
has spent the last two years perfecting the set and performing live with
his new quartet. The three musicians with whom Antonio has chosen to
work bring another dimension to this album, and the benefits of their
close working relationship are very noticeable. Jenny Adejayan on cello,
Adriano Pinto on percussion and Giorgio Serci on guitar make up
Antonio's quartet, accompanying him on twelve and six string guitars and
his custom-made, fretless Oudan.
Sabina Sciubba, who recorded
once before with Antonio for the Naim Label, makes a special guest
appearance on Touch Wood. Their album "Meet Me In London" met with great
critical acclaim. They duet on "Mirror Mirror", which was written by
Antonio and Sabina. Touch Wood also features gypsy singer Diego el
Cigala, rising star of the Spanish Flamenco scene. Produced by Antonio Forcione