They had the same technical virtuosity and a good jazzy sensibility
of Iceberg, but with the flamenco spirit.
They must be in any good discography of andalusian rock. They were
the acompanning band of the spanish rocker
(J.J.Iglesias, Revista Atropos).
Guadalquivir were another band formed during Spain's peak year of
1978. Guadalquiver's self-titled debut approaches music similar to that
of bands like Iceberg in that it combines fusion styles (for example Return to Forever) and adds indigenous
Spanish themes. The final concoction is excellent and everyone should
taste the flavor of Spain like this. A definite must listen! Note for LP
collectors: The original LP was pressed on green vinyl!
Their second, "Camino del Concierto·, is a development on the debut
though with an obvious attempt to be more accepted by a wider
audience. The music is more playful and breezy and quite a bit less
edgy. A couple of highlights are the flute work and one track that
reminds me somewhat of Rush's 'La Villa Strangiato'. (Tom Hayes, as reviewed in Gnosis)
Solid fusion, a bit on the slick side sometimes, but well done. Just like
the Spanish fusion band Iman, Guadalquivir sound somewhat restrained
and too much in control at times. (Sjef Oellers, as reviewed in Gnosis)
Slightly new ageish prog-jazz all instrumental band. The album is
dedicated to the memory of Hesus de la Rosa (Triana's keyboardist
and leader). Nice, but not up to par with the great groups from Spain.
Juan Joy .
They gave an interesting andalusian accent to the emerging catalan
jazz-rock. They were founded to be openers for Triana, although they had an intense own life.
In the second record outstanding musicians collaborated, like Tito Duarte,
Josep Kitflus (de Iceberg), Pedro Ruy Blas or Manolo Soler. In their third
record Manglis and Pedro Ontiveros were out, with two keyboardists
and the saxes of Jorge Pardo instead. Also Pedro Ruy Blas was colaborating. (José M.
Interview with Luis Cobo "Manglis" (in spanish)
Review of the record "Como Niños" de Andrés Olaegui. (in spanish)
Review of the record "Guadalquivir"
Review of the record "Camino del Concierto" (in spanish)
In addition to their official discography a compilation of their recordings
for EMI was released in 1998.
Andrés Olaegui's official web site