1. Movimento Perpétuo | Carlos Paredes | Movimento Perpétuo (1971)
Carlos Paredes’ recordings are notorious not only because he had a thousand fingers, but also for his deep, tense breathing before defining chords or passages. The reason, I believe, was the immense physical strain he put on his instrument to get the clear, defining sound he desired. To this day, no other guitarist has been known to play more strongly than Carlos Paredes.
Cover photography by Augusto Cabrita.