Manglis was one of the guitarists of the legendary Guadalquivir. After splitting he started
a soloits carreer with different works as a sessionist. Once in the new
milenium he has started a new experience named "Manglis Compas
Machine", much more experimental, where jazz, ethnic music, and other influences meet.
(Jose Manuel Iñesta)
Manglis is a guitarrist from Seville owner of a carreer tightly
relat4ed to the history of the rise and evolution of Andalusian
la música de fusión española, y uno de los creadores del
Rock. It was Gualberto, from Smash
who introduced him in a group of american musicians. With 18
he left to Madrid, where Gonzalo García Pelayo guided him for
his first recording with the last line-up of the spanish band
Gong, pionneers in mixing rock and
flamenco. From them, three of the most important bands in the
Andalusian rock movement were born:
Between 1973 and 1977 he lived in Ibiza, England and Germany.
In Ibiza played with a band named Intergalactic Blis Band
and met the german group Embryo, who invited him to go to
Germany, where he met the percussionist Trilok Gurtu. Then
he went back to Madrid. He participated in the recording
of the record "Al Andalus" by Miguel
Ríos and also in the first recod by Veneno. One year
later funded Guadalquivir.
In 1981 he started his solo carreer, as Manglis. He recorded
two albums ("Escalera al cielo" and "Dandy") for the label
Movieplay and he was asked to play with
Triana as support guitarrist for
their live performances from 1981 to 1983.
Also participated in their record “Llego el Día”.
Duing the eighties was producer and guitarrist in a large
number of recordings, providing his personal touch with his
vanguardist approach to the fussion between flamenco and
other musics like jazz, rock and blues. In 1989 formed the
group Arrajatabla with Raimundo Amador and Juan Reina. In 1995
created Manteca with international impact.
Since 2000 he works in the Manglis Compás Machine, composing
fussion between flamenco and blues, jazz, rock, etc.
Atracted by the similarities of the indian music rhythms and
flamenco, he started experimenting with both kind of rhythms,
melodies, and harmonies, mainly in the improvisation
Interview with Luis Cobo "Manglis" (in spanish)
Review of the record "Mandala" (in spanish)