Label: RCA Victor - LSP-2380 • Series: Living Stereo • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Latin • Style: Flamenco
He first learned from his mother, "la Tula", and then from a neighboring barber, Pepe el Barbero, i. Pepe the Barber. After one year Montoya had completed what Pepe was able to teach him. Carlos left to gain what he could from other flamenco guitarists of the time.
The outbreak of World War II brought him to the United States where he began his most successful days as a musician,  bringing his fiery style to concert halls and universities.
He also accompanied orchestras. Montoya is credited with having transformed flamenco guitar music into a separate music style, beyond being a traditional dance accompaniment. Many of his works do not even keep perfect tempo, increasing and decreasing in speed almost whimsically.
He was admired for the speed of his Lamento De Triana - Carlos Montoya - Malagueña and found popularity on the international stage as a result of this technically impressive pace. His niece, Rosa Montoyais noted for introducing flamenco dance to most of California with her studio based in San Francisco. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Carlos Montoya. Composer Guitarist. Retrieved 8 November Press p. Biography Lamento De Triana - Carlos Montoya - Malagueña Spain portal.
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