Some time has passed since the flamenco guitarist Pedro Javier González has decided to leave the show business and declined going on tour with some well-known music stars to dedicate time to more intimate projects. Years later he would tell to a newspaper: “Now I am totally free”.
What he meant was that from that time on, as a jazz and flamenco player, he could spend more time to feel his own music.
Curiously, after decades sharing line-ups with legends like B.B. King, on the web, internationally, Pedro Javier González might be more famous because of a YouTube video where he plays Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” with other two legends: Tommy Emmanuel and John Jorgenson.
But some people would argue against this statement. Few of these millions of viewers know him enough, for example, to know that his most personal project can be currently found in a small church in Barcelona. It’s there where one of the most acclaimed flamenco guitarists of the last decades interprets, for a small audience, names like Paco de Lucía, Sabicas, Esteban de Sanlúcar and Niño Miguel.
If you are a great fan of flamenco guitar and you are in the city, you should definitely not miss it.