Belly Up Welcomes: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Considered one of the best world music guitar players alive today

Belly Up
143 S Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
United States

Event Description:

Santa Fe’s Grammy award nominee Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra are coming to San Diego to play the songs fans have come to know and love.

Liebert is a five-time Grammy nominee with multiple Gold and Platinum records who has sold millions of records across the globe. A skilled practitioner of contemporary flamenco guitar, he is always a surprise. He plays with lots of textures – contrasting traditional and electric instruments. Liebert will play songs from prior albums as well as songs from his latest albums.

About his last release, ‘The Complete Santa Fe Sessions’


“Coming home after a tour with Luna Negra XL in 2001, I recorded the music we had been playing live with that eight piece band, songs that had previously been released on the albums  ’Nouveau Flamenco’,‘Borrasca’,‘The Hours Between Night + Day’, and‘Opium’.


To these big band versions, I added two new pieces,‘Song 4 Pablo’ and ’São Paulo’, and in 2003, a selection of twelve tracks was released under the album title ‘The Santa Fe Sessions’.


I radically edited (sic), muting every track except for my guitars and Jon’s upright bass. I loved the resulting sound and during the next few months I worked with each of the pieces we had recorded in 2001 until I had new mixes of all fifteen tracks. Perhaps this is the album I wanted to make, but couldn’t get right, or perhaps the years that passed gave me a different perspective that allowed me to tackle the project in a new way. In any case, I do love this new album, ’The Complete Santa Fe Sessions”.