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Mexican Mystic Man – Jorge Reyes

Reyes was born on September 24, 1952, in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico. He attended the National School of Music, Mexico (Escuela Nacional de Musica de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, or UNAM) 1970–1975, studying the flute. During this time, he formed two seminal Mexican rock bands, Al Universo and Nuevo México, influenced by Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd but incorporating native musical instruments.

In 1976, his growing interest in jazz led to spending a year in Hamburg, Germany, where he studied improvisation with Herb Geller. As part of this training, he traveled through Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka.

In 1978, he attended a Hindu music course in the Himalayas, in which he studied traditional Indian flute and percussion techniques. On these overseas trips, he began collecting many native instruments.

In 1985, Reyes began a prolific solo career. He collaborated with several new-age and electronic musicians and in my eyes his music is more than fascination. Check it out…

And here’s the whole album. It was his first solo album. One out of many.

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