Ottmar Liebert (born 1 February 1959) is a German guitarist, songwriter and producer best known for his Spanish-influenced music. A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Liebert has received 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the United States, as well as certifications in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His debut album Nouveau Flamenco (1990) was certified Platinum in the United States.
He began playing classical guitar at 11, and studying flamenco guitar at 14, after he "found a Flamenco LP in the bargain bin at a local supermarket."After performing rock music in his native Germany, he moved to the United States and settled in Boston for a few years, performing in various rock clubs. In 1986 Liebert settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he began looking to create a new musical sound.
Liebert cites musical influences such as "Carlos Santana, Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, Robert Fripp and Jeff Beck, others were horn players like Miles Davis," although he cites "others yet were fine artists who taught me about space and brush strokes and dynamics and contrast.
1 Isla Del Sol (Rhumba)
2 August Moon (Cumbia)
3 In The Hands Of Love (Rhumba)
4 Dancing Under The Moon (Merengue)
5 Twilight In Galisteo (Bossa 4 Dexter)
6 La Rosa Negra (Rhumbasalsa)
8 Bullfighter's Dream
9 Thru The Trees - Cloudless Sky (Rhumba)
10 La Aurora
11 Driving 2 Madrid (B4 The Storm) (Rhumba)
12 The Storm Sings (Bulerhumba)
13 Night In Granada (Bulerias)
14 1st Rain/Cry Of Faith
15 Bajo La Luna Mix