"Azucar" is a Spanish expression, literally meaning 'sugar', that proclaims an audience's appreciation of a truly impassioned performance. In this album, guitarist/composer Guido Luciani draws on Brazilian, Central American and Flamenco influences to deliver an inspiring collection of rhythmic and stirring pieces. Featuring the magic of the Spahish guitar, this music can lift the spirit and charge the soul like no other. Luciani's style has a feel all its own. He unites the spirit of his influences and celebrates them in a musical mosaic. He truly understands the expressive power of the guitar: its light-hearted and rhythmic nature is evident in the "Bulerias", its invigorating power in "Tornado" and its reflective side in the flamencoesque "Melancolia". Whatever his motivation, Luciani's music speaks from and to the heart.
|06:52||Isla Del Sol||Instrumental|
|05:50||Dancers Of The Night||Instrumental|
|Guido Luciani||Guitar, Sitar, Arrangements, Production|
|Scott Alexander||Acoustic Bass, Bass|
|Ron Allen||Soprano Saxophone, Wood Flutes|
|Brian Leonard||Drums, Percussion|
|Scott Boyling||Engineering, Mixing|
|Tom Trafalski||Mixing Assistance|
|Mike Rosnick||Programming Assistance|
|Gordon Gibson||Notes, Executive Production|
|Andy Burgess||Executive Production|
|Elliot Lahman||Art Direction, Illustrations|
|Recorded at D.A.V.E. and Rosnick MacKinnon.
Mixed at D.A.V.E. in Toronto, Canada.
Mastered at The Lacquer Channel.