Ottmar Liebert


Ottmar Liebert
Ottmar Liebert in 1997.

Ottmar Liebert (born 1959)[1] is a German-born composer and guitarist, born to a Chinese-German father and a Hungarian mother. As a child, he spent most of his time traveling Europe and Asia with his family. Ottmar leads an ensemble called Luna Negra ("Black Moon"), which has gained popularity performing as a touring band and recording music albums in a "Nouveau Flamenco" style.

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An ever-changing band

Ottmar Liebert has recorded with Luna Negra since 1990. Personnel has changed regularly since then, with the only constant being bassist Jon Gagan.

Ottmar's evolution

Ottmar has been nominated five-times for a Grammy award. Ottmar first pursued his rock and roll aspirations in his native Germany and then in Boston where he played in the alternative band RED with his brother Stefan. Ottmar then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. By 1989, he had founded the first "Luna Negra" band. The ground-breaking album Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. 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 re-mastered version. Since 1990, Ottmar Liebert has released a total of 25 albums including live releases, Christmas CDs, 15 CDs of original music, a DVD and remixes. He has received 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the USA as well as certifications in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His debut album sold double-platinum and has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. In May 2006 Ottmar was ordained as a Zen Monk by Dennis Genpo Merzel, at the Kanzeon Zen Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.[citation needed][who?]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Marita: Shadows & Storms (1989) - Limited to 1000 copies, sold in the gallery of Santa Fe artist Frank Howell
  • Got 2 Go (When Love Calls) (?) - Not published, tape only
  • Nouveau Flamenco (1990)
  • Poets & Angels (1990)
  • Borrasca (1991)
  • Solo Para Ti (1992)
  • Santa Fe (Single) (1993)
  • The Hours Between Night + Day (1993)
  • Euphoria (1995)
  • ¡Viva! (1995)
  • Opium (1996)
  • Leaning Into The Night (1997)
  • Havana Club (Single) (1997)
  • Rumba Collection 1992-1997 (1998)
  • Innamorare - Summer Flamenco (1999)
  • Nouveau Flamenco - 1990-2000 Special Tenth Anniversary Edition (2000)
  • Christmas + Santa Fe (2000)
  • Little Wing (2001)
  • In The Arms Of Love (2002)
  • The Santa Fe Sessions (2003)
  • 3 is 4 Good Luck (2003) - Limited Edition Mini-Disc, only sold at 2003 shows and with Trilogy online (In The Arms Of Love, The Santa Fe Sessons, Nouveaumatic).
  • Nouveaumatic (2003)
  • La Semana (Digipak/33rd Street) (2004)
  • La Semana (Limited Edition) (2004)
  • Winter Rose: Music Inspired by the Holidays (2005)
  • Tears in the Rain (Listening Lounge only) (2005)
  • One Guitar (2006)
  • Up Close (20 May 2008)
  • The Scent of Light (17 June 2008)
  • Petals On the Path (June 2010)
  • Santa Fe (2011)

Greatest hits compilations

  • Barcelona Nights: The Best Of Ottmar Liebert Volume One - Higher Octave Music (2001)
  • Surrender 2 Love: The Best Of Ottmar Liebert Volume Two - Higher Octave Music (2001)
  • The Best Of Ottmar Liebert - Legacy Recordings (2002)

DVD / VHS

  • Wide-Eyed & Dreaming (1996 [VHS] / 1999 [DVD])

Featuring Ottmar Liebert

  • Kenny Loggins - Leap of Faith (1991)
  • Goody's - Lonely Chaplin (1992)
  • Edith Piaf Tribute - My Legionaire (1993)
  • Asiabeat - Monsoon (1994)
  • Dan Siegel - Hemispheres (1995)
  • Nestor Torres - Burning Whispers (1995)
  • Diana Ross - Take me Higher (European Release) (1995)
  • Celine Dion - Falling into You (1996)
  • Lavezzimogol - Voci e Chitarre (1997)
  • Leda Battisti - Leda Battisti (1998)
  • James Bobchak - Sundance Flamenco (1999)
  • Alan - Azul (1999)
  • Chuscales - Soul Encounters/Encuentros del Alma (1999)
  • Cusco - Ancient Journeys (2000)
  • Jon Gagan - Transit (2004)
  • Jon Gagan - Transit 2 (2006)
  • Stephen Duros - Thira (2006)
  • Leda Battisti - Tu, L'Amore e il Sesso (2007)
  • Matthew Schoening - The Art of Live Looping (2008)
  • Roy Rogers - Split Decision ( April 2009)

Produced by Ottmar Liebert

  • Chuscales - Soul Encounters / Encuentros Del Alma (1999)

Notes

  1. ^ Ottmar Liebert Blog. Retrieved October 11, 2007.

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