Current Albums by Young & Rollins:
their internationally popular recordings, televised concerts, and live
performances, Young & Rollins have established themselves as one of
today's most innovative Latin guitar groups.
debut recording, SALSA FLAMENCA, on Baja/TSR Records, received immediate
critical acclaim and achieved significant radio play both nationally and
internationally, entering the Billboard top 25 charts shortly after its
release in 2000. The Washington Post labeled their captivating mix of
musical influences a "fiery fusion of styles" and declared,
"Young and Rollins display a shocking breadth of skills on the album.
Live, they are absolutely riveting." Young & Rollins’ second
album of original music, SEVILLA, was heralded in Esquire magazine as
"dynamic world music", while Jazziz magazine wrote: "They
have done their homework, mastering an eclectic variety of styles that
are combined in their compositions and improvisations - Latin jazz, blues,
Flamenco, classical, even reggae."
2005, Young & Rollins joined with the successful label Bolero Records
- home to legendary Nuevo flamenco guitarist Armik and a roster of other
renowned artists - and released ESPERANZA, another stunning collection
of original music that showcases the duo’s prowess as both composers
and performers. “Seductive guitar sounds with just the right amount
of technical guitar virtuosity”, writes 20th Century Guitar Magazine
in its review of ESPERANZA, while the All Music Guide's review states,
"Proof that music can be technically flawless without lacking wit
or soul, ESPERANZA is Young & Rollins' best album to this point."
In addition to their work in the studio, the Young & Rollins Quintet has performed at several international venues and festivals, including the prestigious Perth International Arts Festival in Australia, the New Zealand International Arts Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Utah Arts Festival, the Salisbury Festival in England, and the Sydney Opera House. In concert, Young & Rollins unleash a bold virtuosity and improvisational flair that infuses each performance with uniqueness and spontaneity.
The music of Young & Rollins is appearing on a growing list of compilation albums alongside some of the world's most popular guitarists. The Baja/TSR Records release, Guitar Greats: The Best of New Flamenco, which spent 12 weeks in the Billboard top 25 charts, features music by Young & Rollins, Ottmar Liebert, Strunz & Farah, Armik, Oscar López, and Jesse Cook. The Young & Rollins composition "Scorpion" is the lead track on the popular Narada/Virgin Records release, Tabu: Mondo Flamenco, which features music from many other world renowned guitarists such as Chuscales, Tomatito, and Willie & Lobo. Young & Rollins is also featured on the 2002 release, Guitar Greats Volume 2, the 2005 compilations Bolero Gypsies: New Flameco, volume 1 and Caravan: Passion and Magic, the 2006 release, Bolero Gypsies, New Flamenco, Volume 2, the 2009 compilation Gypsy Spice: Best of New Flamenco, and the 2013 release Guitar Greats: Best of New Flamenco, Volume 3