Guitar player Ramon Taranco was born in Havana, Cuba. At the age of 5, he moved to Toronto, Canada, with his parents.
His guitar styles & influences range from classic rock and blues, over finger-picking nashville country to nylon string classical music and samba jazz.
- ramon taranco: music from the bermuda triangle
(1992, cd, can, ramon taranco)
“Music From The Bermuda Triangle” is Ramon Taranco’s first solo album. It got recorded in the early ninetees and presents eight fine tracks.The disc kicks off with some songs that could be described as a fine melange of south american rhythms and beautiful melodies. Let’s call it latin ‘feel-good’ music.Halfway the album, the colour changes, and the music gets a more bluesy feeling. Nice. Enjoyed it.
- ramon taranco: the adventures of bo segovia
(2008, cd, can, ramon taranco)
And now for something completely different...
Ramon Taranco’s second release is quite a different story.It’s definitely more jazz oriented than it’s predecessor.
Well, it’s not just the jazz chords that do the trick. It’s more like one gigantic puzzle of musical styles and ideas. I guess this is what certain people refer to as World Beat music.
I just love this.”The Adventures of Bo Segiova” has great dynamics, lovely tempo-changes, great guitar work, all blended into world beat pop tunes.
My favourite track is ‘Spirit of Muddy Waters’, a superb blues track. Runner-up is the six-minute title track which tells the adventures of Ramon’s grandfather.