Magos Herrera & Javier Limón
LONDON Union Chapel
Javier Limón has produced a string of great albums by Mariza, Paco de Lucia and Buika – and now he’s so fired up by the great Mexican singer Magos Herrera that he’s decided to tour with her – this is their only London appearance together. Herrera’s smoky, emotional voice envelops the intense spirit of Limón’s flamenco guitar – there’s a powerful melodic spirit that is evoked when the two take the stage together. On their forthcoming album Dawn, they take a radically new approach to masters like Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Caetano Veloso.
'Magos Herrera is the Cassandra Wilson of Latin America. There are similarities in their warm, sultry tone, their bluesy feeling and strong command of the jazz language. Herrera is without a doubt the best jazz singer out of Mexico, and with México Azul she is establishing herself among the best singers in jazz.’ (Jazz Times)
‘The Limón touch. The producer who is involved in every success.’ (Rolling Stone)