A great flamenco band at the Scottsdale Hyatt Regency.
A couple of weeks ago we spent a long weekend in Scottsdale Arizona. Not that California winters are all that bad, but we had heard good things about Scottsdale in the winter. So off we went to check it out.
We went with reservations for dinner at a couple of highly regarded restaurants in the area. The Vu Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency is one and for good reason. We had a fantastic meal there.
What we didn’t know about the Hyatt is that the hotel lobby bar comes alive with Flamenco music on the weekends. A band called Mosaico Flamenco plays there and they are the real deal. The singer and guitarist knows the old school flamenco as well as nuevo flamenco. There is a second guitarist that has a different, less traditional style. There is nothing like the sound of two guitars. They played a soulful Solea followed by Bamblaya, so they cover a lot of ground. About half way through their set, they were joined by a local dancer named Julia Chacon. Julia and her male partner were very good, but the music stole the show.
Flamenco guitars, the moon over the desert. It almost felt like Andalucia. OK, well it really felt nothing like Andalucia but if you closed your eyes …