Juan Martín has recorded 20 albums, mostly as a composer and many books with cds and dvds for learning the guitar now produced by UMP, Faber and Mel Bay USA. The most recently published was Essential Flamenco Guitar Volume 2 with Mel Bay (2015) which includes elements of accompanying the dance and song form. His original method book known as the bible of flamenco guitar, “El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra” has just been updated in a new revised edition by UMP (Autumn 2017) and a new transcription of his ‘Rumba Nostálica’ is available from Picado.com
Juan Martín’s first recording was ‘The Exciting Sound of Flamenco’ recorded in 1973 for Decca. (Now rereleased in a compilation called The Early Years.) This was followed by ‘The Flamenco Soul of Juan Martin in 1976 also for Decca and ‘Ole Don Juan’ in 1977 for EMI . Juan then went on to record with orchestra at Abbey Road for EMI and then moved to Polydor for Picasso Portraits. Serenade, Solo and Painter in Sound were recorded for Warners and Through the Moving Window for BMG before recording excusively for Flamencovision from 1991. In 2019 Flamencovision released a 4 cd compilation spanning Juan Martín’s recording career from releases in 1974 to 2015 including many tracks from his first recordings never before out on CD or download.
A celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who has been voted into the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player, Juan Martín is a native of Andalucía, where he still has a home in Málaga.
He spends much time on tour and in London where he has formed an international company, Flamencovision, for the promotion of high quality flamenco which he rehearses and brings direct from Andalucía.
CDs, DVDs and Teaching books
Guitar Maestro – The Juan Martín Collection
A 4 CD compilation of Juan’s recordings from 1974 to 2015 FV17.
Painter in Sound
FV16, available as a download from iTunes featuring Mark Isham on trumpet, keyboards and soprano saxophone.
La Guitarra – Mi Vida
The Early Years
FV14. In 1976 Juan brought the legendary flamenco singer Rafael Romero ‘El Gallina’ over to London to perform at the Wigmore Hall and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Both concerts played to packed houses. A short recording of 4 pieces was made of Juan accompanying Rafael which has never been released. These tracks are finally available from Flamencovision as a CD along with the Exciting Sound of Flamenco, his first album, rereleased together as “The Early Years”.
FV12, solo guitar album of Juan Martín compositions ‘09.
FV11, Spanish classics with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. ‘08.
FV10 rumba compilation album to be released Autumn ‘06.
Live en Directo
FV09, Juan Martín and his flamenco company live on CD 2004.
FV08, Juan Martín with latin artists.
FV07, Juan Martín with singer Antonio Aparecida.
FV06, Juan Martín with modern flamenco backing.
Arte Flamenco Puro
FV05, Juan Martin and pure flamenco backing.
FV04, Juan Martín and the roots of flamenco (oud, tables etc).
FV03, rereleased album (originally on Polydor) with alternative jazz rock backing.
FV02, solo flamenco album.
FV01, solo flamenco album.
Previous recordings: with other companies:
Through the Moving Window, RCA/BMG US album made with jazz artist Todd Cochran, Mark Isham on soprano sax
Painter in Sound, WEA Europe and BMG in US with Mark Isham on synths and soprano sax
The Solo Album, WEA, solo guitar
Serenade, WEA with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK top ten hit)
Romance, EMI with orchestra
Olé Don Juan – Flamenco en Andalucia, EMI solo flamenco album
The Flamenco Soul of Juan Martín, Decca, solo flamenco album
The Exciting Sound of Flamenco, Argo/Decca, solo flamenco album
Juan Martín and his Flamenco Dance Ensemble
Live in London.
Juan Martín and his flamenco dance company Live in Istanbul
Released by Mel Bay 2009.
The Four Martins
FV02, solo flamenco album.
Juan Martín and his Flamenco Dance Company
Live at the Barbican, released in 2010.
Guitar music books and DVDs for learning:
El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra with CD, UMP, London, now in a new edition.
Andalucian Suites No 1
Music transcription with cd Mel Bay 2009.
12 solos from Serenade to be released by Mel Bay 2009.
The Exiting Sound of Flamenco
Volumes 1 and 2, music transcription.
La Guitarra Flamenca
2 DVDs with 1 large music transcription book. Three hours of music (Alfred.com USA/Canada/S America and Faber Music Europe and SE Asia and Australasia).
Play Flamenco Guitar with Juan Martín Volume One
Solos Flamencos grades 0 to 5, book,CD and DVD, Mel Bay, USA.
Play Flamenco Guitar with Juan Martín Volume Two
Solos Flamencos grades 6 to 8 with book, CD and DVD, Mel Bay USA.
The Essential Flamenco Guitar Volume One
Mel Bay (Published 2013).
The Essential Flamenco Guitar Volume Two
Mel Bay, 2015 USA.
Guitarra Solista in musical notation
Mel Bay, 2021 USA.
Guitarra Solista in tablature
Mel Bay, 2021 USA.
Transcriptions for downloading
‘Rumba Nostálgica’ is now available through Picado.com