Flamenco has improvisation within its complex 12-beat, 4-beat, and free gypsy and Andalusian forms, which have allowed some jazz explorations and the creation of flamenco nuevo. This recording brings together jazz bassist Dave Holland with guitarist Pepe Habichuela of the Carmona clan of Granada supported by other Carmona kin and Israel Porrina on guitar, cajón and other percussion, and palmas. In his early debut album, A Mandeli, Habichuela (a nickname = beans) showed his interest in jazz elements. Now, that feeling has matured in this excellent album. Although eight of the tracks are strictly flamenco forms, albeit modern, two [The Whirling Dervish and Joyride] are jazz compositions of Holland, the first recalling compositions of John Kaizan Neptune (e.g., Can You Feel the Beat). Throughout, the bass as melody instrument is established, and we hear a perfect fusion of traditional flamenco and modern jazz. Beautifully recorded and brilliantly performed, the lively, sensual, and sometimes serious music will appeal to jazz, flamenco, and world music listeners.