Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Slang Productions - Guitarists 4 the Kids", Official Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra Site, Bio of "Opium" Album with reference to Stefan Liebert, Gold and Platinum Album Certifications (RIAA), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ottmar_Liebert&oldid=981534353, BLP articles lacking sources from September 2019, Articles needing POV-check from March 2015, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2016, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Angels We Have Heard On High/High on Hope", "Away in a Manger/Island X'mas (4 Bok Yun)", "We 3 Kings (Of Orient R)/Santa Fe X'mas", nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album, "Silence: No More Longing (Utah, May 2005)", "The River: Writing in Water (India, November 1978)", This page was last edited on 2 October 2020, at 22:08. As this music couldn't be considered jazz, rock, or classical, he felt that flamenco was the closest word to use that people could identify with. In 1988, Liebert founded the first incarnation of his band Luna Negra (black moon). , Liebert describes his musical style as "Nouveau Flamenco." He has received 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the US as well as certifications in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Since 1990, Ottmar Liebert has released a total of 25 albums including live releases, Christmas CDs, 15 CDs of original music, a DVD, and various remixes.  Despite Liebert's citing Paco as an influence, Paco described Liebert's music as "una degeneración, una caricatura del flamenco" (literally, "a degeneration, a caricature"). In a 2004 interview, Liebert explained that once he was signed to a record label, he was required to come up with a name for what he was doing. Liebert's international success continued with ¡Viva! Offerings include acoustic guitars, electric guitars, travel guitars, children's guitars, bass guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, banjos, & ukuleles. His debut album Nouveau Flamenco (1990) was certified Platinum in the United States. Personnel in the band have changed regularly since then, with the only constant being bassist Jon Gagan. , 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." .  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. , Liebert drew some criticism with his adoption of the term, especially since according to critics, none of his works to date followed traditional flamenco palo forms. Liebert has recorded with Luna Negra since 1989. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a remastered version titled Nouveau Flamenco (1990). Liebert followed up his debut with several successful albums that continued and expanded his sound, including Borrasca (1991), Solo Para Ti (1992) and The Hours Between Night + Day (1993), all three earning Gold certification. Ottmar Liebert (born 1 February 1959) is a German guitarist, songwriter and producer best known for his Spanish-influenced music. Our top pick for the best acoustic guitar right now is the Martin D-28 Reimagined, closely followed by the Taylor Builder's Edition V-Class K14CE  In 1986 Liebert settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he began looking to create a new musical sound. 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. In May 2006 Liebert was ordained as a Zen monk by Dennis Genpo Merzel at the Kanzeon Zen Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.. Its products include solid-body electric guitars, bass guitars, and acoustic guitars.The company also distributes resonators, basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, amplifiers, guitar cases, accessories, and custom guitar pickups.. , Since 1986 Liebert has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although there are flamenco elements to his music, it's nothing like traditional flamenco, being based on melody and using much simpler forms. 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."