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"Monasterio de Sal": Om elbasens introduktion i flamencovärlden via Carles Benavent
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, taking advantage of the ongoing cultural revolution in Spain during the seventies decided to break from tradition by shaping ”Nuevo Flamenco” through flamenco-jazz ensemble ”Paco de Lucía Sextet”. Within its repertoire, the first regular flamenco bass-line: ”Monasterio de Sal”. Electrical bassist Carles Benavent would have a key role in this development, a trait seldom found in academical works of musicology. The aim of the present thesis is to partially fill this void while shedding some light on the revolutionary contributions of Benavent. In order to do so, studying relevant literature, listening to phonograms comparatively, transcribing/analyzing ”Monasterio de Sal” and interviewing Mr. Benavent himself were used as main methods. The conclusion has been drawn that there was barely any electrical bass in flamenco before Benavent and that his work with de Lucía (and later others) would entirely reform the way electric bass was perceived from within and outside this genre of music. It is of no less interest to observe that Benavents main influences for this endeavor were the principal figures of contemporary jazz-bass (Jaco Pastorius) and flamenco-guitar (Paco de Lucía) respectively, infusing ”Monasterio de Sal”, with meaningful historical value.

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2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
flamenco, electric bass, bass guitar, Nuevo Flamenco, New Flamenco, Carles Benavent, Paco de Lucía, jazz, popular music, ethnic music, world music, jazz bass.
Keyword [sv]
flamenco, elbas, elektrisk bas, basgitarr, nuevo flamenco, new flamenco, Carles Benavent, Paco de Lucia, jazz, populärmusik, etnisk musik, world music, jazzbas, fusion, Spanien, jazzflamenco, flamencorock
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129190OAI: diva2:920210
Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-04-17 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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