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Leñador

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Jesus Montoya 

I haven’t been here in a long while but this is worth posting.
Jesus Montoya has been the premier singer here in Los Angeles for over 30 years and he’s in need of help.
He’s in hospice, his time here has been tragically cut shorter than anyone’s time should be. He has kids and family that could use the support right now. He’s a great guy and an amazing artist.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/7r2mh-help-jesus-montoya-and-his-family
Here he is with our very own Ricardo
https://youtu.be/5gbPx9KafwY

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Piwin

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

Thanks for sharing this.

(and nice to see you again, though I wish it were in better circumstances!)
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Ricardo

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

quote:

ORIGINAL: Leñador

I haven’t been here in a long while but this is worth posting.
Jesus Montoya has been the premier singer here in Los Angeles for over 30 years and he’s in need of help.
He’s in hospice, his time here has been tragically cut shorter than anyone’s time should be. He has kids and family that could use the support right now. He’s a great guy and an amazing artist.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/7r2mh-help-jesus-montoya-and-his-family
Here he is with our very own Ricardo
https://youtu.be/5gbPx9KafwY


I was doing zoom classes all this year with Jesus to keep his spirits up. The saddest thing is, as of November he was singing great still. He went down hill fast in December and cancelled classes permanently. Heartbreaking.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 15 2021 19:32:00
 
Morante

 

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Ricardo

Ricardo, I remember a challenge when people were learning to accompany soleá and you put up Jesús singing soleá de Frigones so that people could try to accompany it. Que voz más bonita tenía.

Un saludo a la familia.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 15 2021 20:13:00
 
Leñador

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Ricardo

Yeah he hasn’t been in great health for some years now but this is a quick turn. Pretty tragic.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 16 2021 3:44:53
 
Ricardo

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Morante

Un Poquito por Soleá

https://vimeo.com/324679403?fbclid=IwAR3Gp9riqIwhSD6T9KOKfsmpe6YkXB9B4fFUKmUuqMvjMjndQzJd41ROdkc

Tangos


Bulerias


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Fluknu

 

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

Great videos Ricardo. Amazing feeling and it must be great to sing with you at the accompaniment.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2021 15:15:58
 
Ricardo

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Fluknu

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ORIGINAL: Fluknu

Great videos Ricardo. Amazing feeling and it must be great to sing with you at the accompaniment.


I met Jesus in 2003 and even though I only got to work with him on dance show projects, I would spend as much free time as I could with him to learn about cante. Being stuck in USA it was a special thing to have a gitano cantaor so open to share the stuff. Over the years we became friends and I finally had the chance to do a concert with him without the dancers in the way in 2011 in Fresno. Since then we hadn’t had many opportunities to work together. Last time I saw him was that buleria above in 2018 when I went to visit him. I knew his health was bad so we did cante classes via zoom during the pandemic. I feel there was so much more to learn from him.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2021 16:14:25
 
Mark2

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

I've seen him perform a number of times, and once had the opportunity to play for him along with a couple other guitarists. I remember going home and telling my wife how exciting it was to have a guitar in my hands while he was singing.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2021 17:20:03
 
Fluknu

 

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

Good Karma Ricardo and Mark" :)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 20 2021 10:45:31
 
Ricardo

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

Jesus passed away last night.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 23 2021 16:21:34
 
mt1007

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

DEP Jesus



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 23 2021 17:36:19
 
Fluknu

 

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

I just learned about him in the few posts here. But I'm touched.
Tout de bon à toi, Jesus, ou que tu sois.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 23 2021 18:06:22
 
JasonM

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Ricardo

Damn. A loss to el cante in America
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 23 2021 19:52:13
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

very sad

beautiful words in his gofundme video

DEP/RIP

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 23 2021 20:05:54
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Ricardo

RIP Jesus.

Ricardo, you may remember about 12 years ago or so Nora Lopez in Arlington used to host Jesus in her home when he would give cante lessons. Paco de Malaga took me on a couple of occasions, not to learn cante but to get a feel for compas and the pace of cante for guitar. Jesus was very generous to me, a novice, even though I wasn't attending to learn cante as such.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 23 2021 20:45:27
 
Ricardo

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 24 2021 13:45:53
 
Ricardo

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to BarkellWH

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ORIGINAL: BarkellWH

RIP Jesus.

Ricardo, you may remember about 12 years ago or so Nora Lopez in Arlington used to host Jesus in her home when he would give cante lessons. Paco de Malaga took me on a couple of occasions, not to learn cante but to get a feel for compas and the pace of cante for guitar. Jesus was very generous to me, a novice, even though I wasn't attending to learn cante as such.

Bill


Yes I remember. Some years before that we performed in McLean VA with Carmela Greco (Jose Greco’s daughter). Here is a newspaper clipping from the event and in the photo is my wife, Nora and Carmela up top, and at the Bistro showing me playing for Jesus (left) and Paco de Malaga (right)
enjoying the Juerga. That is probably when Paco first met Jesus (sorry you see the back of their heads).



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 24 2021 14:04:49
 
Ricardo

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 24 2021 17:59:26
 
Ricardo

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RE: Jesus Montoya (in reply to Leñador

I have posted this one several times in baile topics as an example of how to accompany with no rehearsal based on traditional structures and improvisation. Jesus’s main gig was singing for baile like this:



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